Kim Kardashian undeniably looks like a Black woman in her latest editorial spread. The SKIMS entrepreneur is said to be channeling Elizabeth Taylor on the cover of 7 Hollywood Mag wearing vintage Muglar, however, her heavily tanned skin makes her look closer to Beyonce…or Diane Carroll…or Dorothy Dandridge. It’s modern-day “Blackface” or to use a rising trend, “Blackfishing.”
This isn’t the first time Kim was accused of darkening her skin in 2017 when she was promoting here contour kit.
“We wanted them really moody; it was really tan,” Kim said. “I wanted to show the contour. The photos ended up being a little bit darker than I was. There were some people online saying I was doing blackface and the photos were inappropriate.”
She added, “The internet world is so toxic, and I feel like people are just waiting for you to make a mistake. Just to point out.’ Despite having gone through a similar situation before an recognizing it was a mistake, she decided to release the recent cover without any concern for backlash. Oddly, she declared she’d never do a shoot like that again…
“When you’re running shit, you just literally have to own up to it and change it and fix it…I fully understood what people were saying…I would never ever, ever do a photo shoot like that and I would never disrespect anyone.”
Yet, here we are again. #BlackTwitter is in an uproar over the photos, which at this point, seems more like a Kardashian tactic to make headlines than anything else. Their endless appropriation of Black culture and imagery is exhausting. They are leaders of the Blackfish coalition.
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. https://t.co/rIE1fuYUXH— Wanna Vision (@WannasWorld) December 19, 2019
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are disgusting, and the fact that they have such toxic fans supporting their behavior is exhausting.— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) December 19, 2019
Kim Kardashian really got on the internet and metamorphosed into a nigga.... pic.twitter.com/ZG7FH6QNUL— Extraordinarily Humble 🧖🏾👼🏾 (@AyeoRenaissance) December 19, 2019
I legit just commented the same thing.... pic.twitter.com/SvvQqXamMK— An 80’s R&B jam (@paxlove18) December 19, 2019
Kim kardashian has lost it cause wtf😂 pic.twitter.com/9l0mRT8GO5— Danny⭕️H (@iamdannyoh) December 19, 2019
Y’all’s obsession with choosing white models and making them look black is weird....just...choose...a...black...one..instead. pic.twitter.com/M3xqtsohr6— 𝕿𝖗𝖎𝖓𝖆 (@Trinaa_kk) December 19, 2019
yall are telling me this isnt a black woman BUT MFING KIM KARDASHIAN💀 https://t.co/9Z2sKIcUDh— zeke's widow🐒 (@helosreiner) December 19, 2019