Sunday 22 October 2017

Kim Kardashian West accused of 'wearing blackface' in new makeup campaign

Kim Kardashian West's campaign for her makeup range, KKW Beauty. Image: Kim Kardashian/Twitter
Kim Kardashian West's campaign for her makeup range, KKW Beauty. Image: Kim Kardashian/Twitter
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Kim Kardashian West has been accused of "wearing blackface" in her new makeup campaign.

The reality star has faced backlash for "wearing blackface" in the campaign images for her new makeup collection, KKW Beauty, with critics taking to Twitter to express their anger.

The mother-of-two's skin tone is noticeably darker in the promotional images, although some highlighted that this may be down to contouring and shadows.

Kim is yet to respond to the claims.

It isn't the first time that a member of the Kardashian/Jenner clan has faced blackface accusations.

In 2015, Kim's younger sister Kylie Jenner came under fire for wearing her hair in cornrows on holiday, while Khloe Kardashian was criticised for wearing a Native-American headdress in 2014.

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