Kim Kardashian-West cannot catch a break!
Now, our girl is being accused of wearing blackface in promotional images for her upcoming makeup line, KKW Beauty, which is prediceted to sell out within minutes of its launch this week.
After images of Kardashian West popped up on social media, a few commented on how dark her skin is in the photos and suggested she purposefully darkened the photo to appear more black.
“Black women get told to lighten meanwhile Kim spends her entire career in perpetual Black face and is lauded for her beauty,” US Weekly notes Twitter user wrote. Another added, “I love Kim but that’s def black face in the form of makeup she is no where near that dark.”
The reality TV star and biz mogul blames extra time in the sun for her appearance but nonetheless adjusted it to avoid outcry and backlash.
“I would obviously never want to offend anyone,” the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star told The New York Times in an interview published on Monday, June 19. “I used an amazing photographer and a team of people. I was really tan when we shot the images, and it might be that the contrast was off. But I showed the image to many people, to many in the business. No one brought that to our attention. No one mentioned it.”