Another week, another Kardashian scandal hits the internet. Almost a full week after Kylie Jenner was accused of ripping off a camo design from a black business, a new Instagram photo from Kylie's older sister Kim Kardashian has Twitter in an uproar.
After previously revealing that she was going to be dropping her first beauty collection in June of 2017, Kim posted the above ad on Instagram for her KKW Beauty Creme Contour and Highlight Kit, which will be available on June 21. Some users saw the pic and immediately accused Kim Kardashian of rocking blackface, primarily because of her darker skin tone in the photo. The outrage turned into a number of fiery tweets at Kim over the image.
How did a team of PR people all look at the photo of Kim in blackface and then tell her to post it AND make it her avi?
You dont have to do blackface pic.twitter.com/MLcJ5Hbg9R
Black women get told to lighten meanwhile Kim spends her entire career in perpetual Black face and is lauded for her beauty. https://t.co/Nkbps038nl
you black now sis?
blackface delete this
On the flipside, some didn't get how the ad was Kim rocking blackface.
Everyone saying that @KimKardashian is doing blackface in her latest picture for her contour kit is dumb. She looks tan.... NOT BLACK!
pretty sure the whole photo is shaded. def not blackface. ffs.
This one user said Kim's just coming back tan from vacation.
don't get why people are saying you did blackface. Your jus tan from vacation. Do people not follow your snap and see you in Mexico tannin?
Some users pointed out that it might be wraps for Kylie's line of cosmetics.
kylighters are over
At the time of this writing, Kim hasn't said a word about the ad since it dropped Tuesday night. It's her avatar on Twitter and Instagram, so it looks like she's running with the image for the time being. Sounds like she's going to ride out this wave until the talk dies down... or moves on to the next Kardashian-Jenner scandal.