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Twitter Is Accusing Kim Kardashian of Wearing Blackface in a Magazine Cover Shoot

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From Cosmopolitan

  • Kim Kardashian is coming under fire for allegedly wearing blackface in a magazine shoot for 7Hollywood magazine.

  • Twitter is understandably mad that Kim frequently does this, and gets away with it each time.

Alright guys, the amount of crap going on in the world these past 24 hours is starting to astonish me. First, Camila Cabello was exposed by a Twitter user for having extremely racist and xenophobic content on her old Tumblr page. Then, Twitter users latched onto J.K. Rowling, author of THE Harry Potter series, for sympathizing with a transphobe. And now, Kim Kardashian sparked outrage on Twitter because she's out here posing in blackface...again (*sigh*). What the heck is going on?!?

Today, Kim shared a holiday-glam photoshoot that she did with 7Hollywood. If you don't know what magazine this is, don't worry-- I didn't either until this mess! 7Hollywood, according to their Instagram page, "is an L.A. based biannual fashion, celebrity and art magazine distributed worldwide." I'm guessing they want to boost their profile, which is why they decided to tap KKW for a controversial mag shoot full of blackface.

Take a look at these pics, and try to tell me that Kim isn't channel a black woman in these photos:

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As you can see, Kimmy's skin tone is looking much darker in this photoshoot than she actually is. Maybe it's a bad case of spray tan, or a bad case of photoshop? Whatever TF is, they can keep it! For the record, this is what Kim's skin tone looked like when she dressed up as Elle Woods for Halloween:

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The difference is astonishing! And for the most part, Twitter completely agrees and is upset by the blatant darkening of Kim's skin:

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Of course, this is just one of many blackface allegations Kim has come under fire for in the past. There was the backlash from Kim's KKW beauty ads, that one time she posted a much darker illustration of herself on Twitter, and the tangentially related time she came under fire for putting fulani braids in her hair. We were past due for another infraction.

In conclusion: I am disappointed, but not surprised.

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