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Kim Kardashian Responds to Blackface Accusations

Kim Kardashian Responds to Blackface Accusations

Kim Kardashian is speaking out after she was accused of putting on blackface for her recent Kim Kardashian Beauty ad.

The 36-year-old reality star says that she was “really tan” when she shot the image, seen below.

“I would obviously never want to offend anyone,” Kim said in a new interview with The New York Times. “I was really tan when we shot the images, and it might be that the contrast was off. But I showed the image to many people, to many in the business. No one brought that to our attention. No one mentioned it.”

“Of course, I have the utmost respect for why people might feel the way they did. But we made the necessary changes to that photo and the rest of the photos. We saw the problem, and we adapted and changed right away. Definitely I have learned from it,” Kim added.

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  • Yeah Right

    Kim and her entire family need to take a vacation to North Korea.

  • Dee

    if anyone could be black by injection, kim would be ebony af…. but thats not a real thing….

  • Evran Rose

    For God’s sake, this is such a ridiculous accusation. Who cares if her makeup looked darker? She’s married to a black man and her kids are mixed, so why would she need to defend herself in the first place? People need to get over it, she did nothing wrong and didn’t mean to offend anyone. Simply just too much makeup made her look darker.

  • chaz

    Stupid accusation. The fact that she even had to defend and change it is dumb. She has tan skin, the photos reflect a lot of shadowing. Who the hell was complaining?

  • Shenanigans

    Then i guess Bill Mahr didnt need to apologize since he has black gfs 馃檮.

  • Iamterrificandyou?

    Hookers actually. He was long the sugar daddy of super head, Karinne Stefans.

  • Michaela Giorvas

    I am Black and I take no offense to what Bill Maher said. He said it in the right context, referring to himself and not directing his comment towards anyone else. Any member of the Black community should be ashamed of themself if they were actually offended. I was pissed that some Blacks were so sensitive about it.

  • jh7058622

    Same that complain about black people with light skin in photos “trying to look white” :eyeroll:

  • suzybel

    Ok I’m not a Kim kardashian fan by any means, but this is ridiculous. It’s obvious to me that the contrast or something is off. She has darker colouring anyway and a husband that is coloured so I don’t think she would be trying to offend.

  • VanityInsecurity

    I know plenty of white people that have tanned skin naturally, there are many races like Natives, Aboriginals, Indians, Mediterraneans.. that aren’t black with tanned skin. to get offended because a white woman is tanned is wrong on so many levels & racist in itself.
    Black people you do not own dark skin.

  • GrkGoddess

    Kim is the only kiss ass. No back bone whatsoever.

  • Theresajricci

    my best friend’s step-mother makes $85 hourly on the computer . She has been fired from work for nine months but last month her pay check was $17089 just working on the computer for a few hours. see it here ++++++++++

  • MlleHarmonie

    Hahaha your comment is just ridicilous. like you said, they are many races with dark skin, Kim isnt apart of those races so have several seats.

  • jh7058622

    “Coloured” is, however, a great term to use in this context… said no one.

  • Hannahlee

    you can get an additional 2151 a week in your check..Facebook gives you a great opportunity ..(google).

  • VanityInsecurity

    actually she’s Armenian they are completely tanned skinned people. You should get educated. you sound idiotic.

  • MlleHarmonie

    She’s part Armenian, her mother is as white as they come. She has a lighter complexion than most Armenian.I should get educated? What makes you think im not? Assumptions… those make you sound idiotic. Carry on.

  • VanityInsecurity

    what does that mean exactly? she’s half white? White people come in all forms of colored skin, just like black people, just like most races. you have got to be dumb as rocks or just plain ol’ ignorant. or that racist.

  • MlleHarmonie

    you just said it yourself, they come in different shade, so if we start comparing those shades, Kim falls into the fairest category won’t you say? im black, reserve racism is a myth sweetie. on r茅ponds les imb茅ciles par le silence, done arguying with a fool. carry on.

  • VanityInsecurity

    don’t get it twisted you are a racist. hating on some dumb white girl for being with a black man, using her pigments of her skin as an excuse.. stop lying to yourself & stop quoting French you’re appropriating white culture.

  • MlleHarmonie

    LOOOL okay girl. I am a fan of Kim, as much as she wants to be part of black culture i wish she was more vocal about the issues that black people face especially when she has black children. so again, stop assuming. You didn’t say i was appropriating white culture while speaking English though? stay mad boo:)