Kim Kardashian West accused of 'wearing blackface' in new makeup campaign
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.
You dont have to do blackface pic.twitter.com/MLcJ5Hbg9R— Wynters (@Sacha_Wynters) June 14, 2017
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.
Wow Kim! You're so beautiful even in blackface! For reparations can you plz send me zebra Yeezys in sz 13. Love you!!!!— Athleisure Suit Larry (@LanePiffin) June 14, 2017
hey it looks like your editor made a mistake, here's what you really look like (luv u tho!) pic.twitter.com/Jnoi46OKzL— ド 💌 もっと見つめて (@michishiges) June 14, 2017
I love Kim but that's def black face in the form of makeup she is no where near that dark— Jasmin Leigh (@RealJasminLeigh) June 14, 2017
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.