Over the years, Kim Kardashian has been controversy's favourite child. The American media personality ends up attracting criticism for every think she does or becomes a part of, for instance her 72 day marriage to Kris Humphries, her ‘Kimono’ shapewear line and appetite suppressant lollipops. And she has managed to upset the social media yet again. Kim is being criticised online for a new magazine cover, with several followers claiming that her makeup looked far too dark, bordering on blackface.
It all started on December 19, when Kim showed off her recent magazine cover with 7Hollywood by posting it on her Instagram handle. It did not take long for the picture to go viral, and instantly her fans started criticising her for her makeup choice. In the particular cover, the media personality can be seen posing on a bed, dressed in a stunning black dress, a blindingly lavish necklace, and a black wig. While the cover was supposed to scream fabulous, it failed to impress her fans who found it “problematic” and “racially insensitive”.
“Seriously Kim Kardashian this is becoming too much. We understand fully that you all want to be black but this isn’t the way. While a beautiful pic, you’re black-fishing,” a fan commented on the post. “Let's call it what it is: blackface. Sick of this family,” another wrote. Some even accused her of mocking black women in general. “You just love mocking us black women,” a social media user commented. “This is offensive. You are not a black womankind could never be one. Another example of Blackface. Do better for your children,” another fan asserted.