A source close to Kim Kardashian-West has responded to critics of her new 7Hollywood magazine cover, denying allegations of “blackface” or that the beauty mogul was purposely attempting to look like a black woman.
“It’s the lighting that makes her look darker in this specific image,” a source close to Kim, who was on set for the shoot, told Page Six. “There are multiple covers and images from this shoot where the lighting looks more natural. People are so quick to find the negative in everything and also often forget that she is of Armenian descent.”
The mother of four, 39, received immediate criticism after posting the Winter 2020 cover of the fashion mag to Instagram, with several followers saying that her tan and/or make-up was far too dark — bordering on blackface — an accusation the reality star has faced time and time again.
“Would you please stop with the blackface it’s ridiculous to say [at] least,” wrote one of Kim’s followers, while another commented, “She look black in that 2nd photo … hmmm here she go again.”
7Hollywood’s Instagram page has also been flooded with comments calling out Kardashian and the publication.
“Y’all are sick for this. She is not a black woman,” wrote one critic, with another accusing the mag of “promoting blackface.”
“Was the point to make her appear more ethnic,” asked one irate follower. “What’s with the darkening [of] her skin color? She in no way is that complexion naturally. Unacceptable.”
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