Khloe Kardashian’s latest campaign for her Good American clothing line has been slammed on social media, with many of the star’s followers blasting one of the images as “racist”.
Khloe posted the new photos to promote the line, with two of the images featuring Khloe posing alongside black model, Slick Woods.
In the “controversial” image, Woods is kneeling beside Khloe and holding onto her knee with the reality star, who is reportedly pregnant with her first child, tenderly touching the back of the model’s head as she looks down at her.
The photo was immediately blasted for portraying a “master-slave” relationship, with fans commenting on the now-deleted Instagram picture: “Maybe if Khloe has a different pose and facial expressions it wouldn’t portray the Master and the Slave.”
“So you got this black woman on her knee while you petting her??? [sic]”
And: “I kind of feel this picture is degrading and reading posts I’m not the only one.”
Khloe had captioned the photo with: “This chick right here is crazy, sexy, cool all rolled into one @slickwoods! Slick was so much fun to shoot with! She’s a force to be reckoned with! #GoodSquad #GoodAmerican.”
Slick Woods has previously worked for the likes of Calvin Klein and Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty brand, and she was also slammed on Twitter for agreeing to the shoot:
nah slick woods went out sad. ain't no damn way a kardashian petting me on the head like a dog for a check pic.twitter.com/fppZBYcjLc
— lock up xxxtentacion (@sleazyspice) October 6, 2017
— StoicismSeeker (@phyastarter81) October 6, 2017
This slick Woods chick went from modeling Fenty clothes & makeup to now bowing down to Khloe Kardashian smh lol
— Ni'cole (@Nicole_eva28) October 6, 2017
When you love Slick Woods but see her new photoshoot pic.twitter.com/vkiFox5Pf3
— Kiara (@flakeypecan) October 7, 2017
What’s wrong with Khloe omg this is DISGUSTING and racist, at least that’s how I see it pic.twitter.com/N6ai405Mel
— Lune (@LuneKp) October 7, 2017
The scandal comes amid reports that Khloe is expecting her first baby with boyfriend Tristan Thompson, with reports breaking just days after her 20-year-old half-sister, Kylie Jenner, was also said to be pregnant.
None of the famous family have confirmed or denied Khloe or Kylie’s pregnancies, however, it was recently confirmed that their sister, Kim Kardashian, is expecting her third baby with husband Kanye West early next year via surrogate.
Neither Khloe or Slick have commented on the backlash from the shoot and Yahoo Celeb UK have contacted their reps for statement.