Kim Kardashian West has come under the scanner yet again amidst allegations of ‘black face’ after a photo shoot. However, she states that her skin appeared darker than usual due to the inadequate lighting in the studio.
She stated that she was coated with skin darkening makeup as well that contributed to this unusual complexion. Considering that she has been under scrutiny more often than not for her racially insensitive comments, this instance doesn’t come as a surprise either. Here are some quotes related to the incident –
“It’s the lighting that makes her look darker in this specific image”.
“There are multiple covers and images from this shoot where the lighting looks more natural,” the source continued.
“People are so quick to find the negative in everything and also often forget that she is of Armenian descent,” they said.
This was the tweet that Kim sent out –
Wearing Mugler Private Archives for @7hollywood_mag. ✨✨✨ WHAT A DREAM ✨✨✨
Art Direction by @manfredthierrymugler. Photographed by @alixmalka
Styled by @maryammalakpour
Make Up @makeupbymario
Hair @peter.savic pic.twitter.com/x1hJ50H3q8
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) December 19, 2019
Twitterati and the entire social media audience claim that she intentionally had this done in order to appear as a black woman, to portray an uncanny resemblance to many great Black stars such as Dorothy Dandrige, Diahann Carroll, Diana Ross etc.
“The thing with Kim Kardashian and her family’s tireless history of cultural appropriation and Blackfishing is that she knows better. They know better,” tweeted writer Wanna Thompson. “But they continue to do this because they know outrage sells. They’re able to keep their name relevant by doing things like THIS.”
Here are some other tweets –
I can ignore a lot of what comes out of the Kardashian-West house of hell but this bugs me so incredibly much. They did not drain an entire “whites only pool” after Dorothy Dandridge put her toe in for Kim K to play dress up pic.twitter.com/RIHB3YFBG9
— Scary Bradshaw 🕷👠 (@biancaxunise) December 19, 2019
I didn’t recognize Kim Kardashian, and I guess that was the point. Negative or positive press is still press. But truly, this is really gross that she’s normalizing blackface for young kids to follow suit. Kim pretends to be a role model and then she reminds us that she isn’t. https://t.co/TEWetk8j4t
— InMinivanHell (@inminivanhell) December 19, 2019
All in all, it is not fair to take any side of the story since both of them look appropriate in their own sense. Whether the motive was to shock or not, the status quo in modern society is continuously changing and evolving, this incident is a testament of that in particular.
Credits: Mirror UK