Kim Kardashian denies 'blackface' claims in magazine cover shoot after she is slammed for 'too dark makeup'

Kim Kardashian denies 'blackface' claims in magazine cover shoot after she is slammed for 'too dark makeup'
Kim Kardashian denies blackface claims (Getty Images)

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West who had sported a wig and luxurious diamonds to channel the late Elizabeth Taylor in a new photoshoot is being accused of blackface. 

The 39-year-old mother of four shared some footage of the shoot that was done for 7HOLLYWOOD across her social media platforms. According to a report by Page Six, fans and followers of the beauty mogul were left outraged and they accused the Instagram influencer for putting on too-dark makeup.

One commenter shared, "She look black in that 2nd photo … hmmm, here she go again," while another added, "Was the point to make her appear more ethnic."

A third fan who echoed similar sentiments commented, "What’s with the darkening [of] her skin color? She in no way is that complexion naturally. Unacceptable."


Another outraged fan said, "The thing with Kim Kardashian and her family’s tireless history of cultural appropriation and Blackfishing is that she knows better. They know better. But they continue to do this because they know outrage sells. They’re able to keep their name relevant by doing things like THIS."

A source close to the 'Keeping Up with The Kardashians' star shared that the allegations of blackface are totally false. The insider added that it was due to the lighting that she looked darker in the image.

"There are multiple covers and images from this shoot where the lighting looks more natural. People are so quick to find the negative in everything and also often forget that she is of Armenian descent," the source shared. 

In the photo shoot, Kim pulled off Taylor's signature look and was seen sporting a figure-hugging black sequined dress that showed off her stunning curves and cleavage.

She also wore a wig replicating the icon's glamorous brunette bob. Taylor had died at the age of 79 from congestive heart failure and was one of the most iconic stars of Hollywood's golden era. 


This is not the first time that Kim has faced backlash allegations throughout her career.

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