Kim Kardashian-West has come out to defend herself against accusations that she wore blackface to promote her new beauty line.
The 36-year-old found herself under fire on social media over ads for her new KKW cosmetics line with some claiming she was darkening her skin and appropriating black culture to sell her beauty products.
One social media user wrote:
However, Kim explained that the shots came out so dark as a result of lighting and being “really tan.” Kim explained:
The images have now been changed, as Kim revealed:
KKW Beauty is set to launch tomorrow exclusively on KKWBeaiuty.com with her $48 Creme Contour & Highlight Kit expected to sell all 300,000 units in less than five minutes — making Kim a tidy $14.4 million!
As for those pictures, sure, they do look a bit darker than usual – but calling them ‘blackface’ may be going a bit far…
What do you think?
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