— “I didn’t mean to offend, definitely I have learned from it,” Kim Kardashian West responds to ‘blackface’ advert backlash
Following the announcement of her new beauty line last week, Kim Kardashian faced blackface accusations after releasing a promotional photo of herself with a much darker skin tone.
The original tweet was deleted but then shared again later. The picture, however, remains Kardashian’s profile image on Twitter.
Many were quick to drag the reality star for purposefully darkening her skin to sell makeup products, while others blamed lighting and Photoshop.
Kim Kardashian West responded to the blackface controversy over how dark her complexion was in an advert for her debut cosmetics line, KKW Beauty, last Wednesday.
‘I would obviously never want to offend anyone,’ the 36-year-old reality star defended in the New York Times on Monday.
The reality TV star says she’s “learned” from the experience.
‘I used an amazing photographer and a team of people. I was really tan when we shot the images, and it might be that the contrast was off. But I showed the image to many people, to many in the business. No one brought that to our attention. No one mentioned it.’
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