Whether you love them or hate them, I think we can all agree that the Kardashians are a) very rich and famous and b) in the news for something seemingly every day.
Today let's focus on Kim Kardashian West, because people are furious and they're not going to take it anymore.
First of all, she’s been teasing the fact that she’s launching her first line of cosmetics, including a contour and highlight kit, to her more than 101 million fans.
Some people think this is really weird seeing as her younger sister Kylie has carved out her own niche in that market already, so…?
But that’s not what the uproar is about.
She posted this photo on Twitter and Instagram announcing KKW Beauty, and instantly people started accusing her of wearing blackface.
Blackface is considered a racist practice that appropriates black culture and uses it for entertainment or profit. Kim and her sisters are no strangers to being accused of appropriating black culture, but this would be taking it up a whole other level.
Twitter was, in a word, pissed.
“Wow Kim! You’re so beautiful even in blackface! For reparations can you plz send me zebra Yeezys in sz 13. Love you!!!!” one person sarcastically wrote.
They had more questions.
“How did a team of PR people all look at the photo of Kim in blackface and then tell her to post it AND make it her avi?” another person tweeted.
They did the side-by-side shot.
But they weren’t done yet…