This Twitter user posited that most people are upset about Kim's choice in costume because Aaliyah is so beloved.
That makes sense. But Aaliyah’s also a tragic figure who died far too young in a terrible accident, so you can understand why people are upset that Kim would decide to parade around on Halloween dressed as her.
Others didn't agree with the idea that Kim K's Aaliyah's costume was cultural appropriation at all.
And the fact of the matter is, both opinions are valid. She could have chosen a costume that didn’t have any cultural implications at all and saved herself a lot of online hate.
But some even praised Kim for the way she pulled off the costume.
If you want to use Halloween to make a statement or to dress up as a potentially problematic character, you’ve got to be prepared for a flurry of varied responses.