Kim Kardashian Accused of 'Promoting Poaching' in Latest Selfie | 22 Words

It's safe to say that the Kardashian-Jenners have stirred up their fair share of controversy over the years. Whether it's accusations of blackface, cultural appropriation, or mom-shaming, the siblings never fail to find themselves at the center of backlash.

And the latest controversial move comes courtesy of Kim Kardashian. And this time, she's not just annoyed fans but has also got on the wrong side of a huge organization.

Keep scrolling to find out what she's done...

The Kardashians are a media force.

They've all starred in one of the most successful realities shows of all time and each of the sisters has a massive influence on social media.

The Kardashian-Jenners are more than just influencers, though.

They're truly impressive entrepreneurs and businesswomen. Whatever you think about them, you can't deny that they've done well for themselves.

Especially coming from pretty humble beginnings.

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Sure, they've always had an element of wealth and fame - but back when Keeping Up With The Kardashians started, the sisters certainly weren't the biggest Hollywood success story.

They've come a long way.

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And more and more, the family are being respected as major players, particularly in the realms of fashion and beauty.

Although it's certainly no secret that the siblings have stirred up their fair share of controversy over the years.

From cultural appropriation to mom-shaming, the Kardashian-Jenners are never far from the headlines.

But there's one sister who seems to land themselves in hot water more than the others...

The second eldest of the clan, Kim Kardashian.

Kim frequently seems to get on the wrong side of fans.

Just a matter of weeks ago, the star was accused of blackface.

The accusations came after this magazine cover was released:

The photoshoot was for 7Hollywood, an “L.A.-based biannual fashion, celebrity, and art magazine distributed worldwide." The shoot was supposedly inspired by Elizabeth Taylor, however, many saw these shots and immediately got the impression that Kim was channeling (or appropriating) black culture instead.

Her skin had been noticeably darkened.

Whether it was spray tan, strange lighting, or overuse of photoshop, it’s not a stretch to say that Kim is unrecognizable.

Kim has also been called out time and time again for something else...

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... cultural appropriation. She has been slammed in the past for wearing her hair in braids, a style typically used for protective reasons by people of color.

And to make matters worse?

Kim has also been frequently mom-shamed.

Whether it's letting her daughter, North, wear makeup or allowing her to wear hooped earrings - the parent-shamers are never far away.

This picture of her 6-year-old daughter recently caused a stir:

North was seen sporting a faux nose ring. The questionable jewelry choice came just weeks after her newly religious dad, Kanye, put a strict ban on her wearing makeup.

But her latest move may be her most controversial yet...

Why? Because this time she hasn't just annoyed fans but has managed to get on the wrong side of a whole organization.

The beauty mogul has been accused of promoting poaching.

The star posted a snap to Instagram yesterday, and the picture has since been met with waves of criticism. Keep scrolling to take a look.

People were less than impressed with the star.

"Don't do that, please don't encourage people having birds locked in cages and houses. Birds are meant to be wild and free," wrote on user.

It wasn't long before World Animal Protection intervened.

They left a lengthy comment on the reality star's post...

They well and truly called out the star.

"Kim, we know you’re an animal lover, but selfies with wild animals promote the poaching of wildlife for mere likes." "These animals endure immense stress by constantly being held and handed from person to person. By posting images such as this, you are encouraging others to take photos with wild animals, further putting them at risk." The continued: "Please take a stand to protect animals and educate your followers on why wild animals belong in the wild and not in selfies." Keep scrolling to see the picture in question.

Selfies like this can do more harm than good.

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According to research by World Animal Protection in 2017 it was found there had been a 292 percent increase in the number of wildlife selfies posted to Instagram since 2014.
Worryingly, 1 quarter of these selfies showed people "behaving in ways that could well have been harmful for the animals, including getting too close and hugging them, as well as other forms of inappropriate handling," Unilad reports.

Here's the picture in question:

Maybe next time, she'll think twice before posting. Kim isn't the only Kardashian facing an online backlash. Scroll on for the "whole new face" that has landed Khloe in hot water.