I was re­ally tan: Kim on black­face ac­cu­sa­tion

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Amer­i­can re­al­ity TV star Kim Kar­dashian (left) has re­sponded to claims that she used black­face to pro­mote her makeup line. Af­ter she had re­leased promo pho­tos of her new con­tour­ing kit, her fans claimed that her skin looked a lot darker than nor­mal in the shots and ac­cused her of us­ing ‘black­face’.

The Keep­ing Up with the Kar­dashi­ans star stated that she never had any in­ten­tion to wear black­face for the pho­to­graphs. She said she never wanted to of­fend any­one. “I was re­ally tan when we shot the im­ages, and it might be that the con­trast was off,” Kim said. She added, “But I showed the im­age to many peo­ple in the busi­ness. No one brought that to our at­ten­tion. No one men­tioned it.” Kim said that she and her team had made nec­es­sary changes to all the pho­to­graphs and vowed that it would never hap­pen again.

She said, “Of course, I have the ut­most re­spect for why peo­ple might feel the way they did. How­ever, we saw the prob­lem, and we changed it right away. Def­i­nitely, I have learned from it.” Kar­dashian isn’t the first per­son in her fam­ily to be ac­cused of black­face. Her sis­ter Kylie Jen­ner, was also slammed af­ter upload­ing pic­tures where her skin ap­peared much darker due to blue-black body­paint.

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