Kim Kardashian just wants you to buy her new line of beauty products.
She really doesn’t want you to think she has a problem with African-Americans.
But the reality star now finds herself having to defend her position when it comes to race after a couple of controversial promotional photos went viral late last week.
With her Kim Kardashian Beauty line going on sale on June 21, the mother of two posted a couple images of her showing off her very own cosmetics on Twitter a few days ago.
In both the images she shared with fans, Kim’s skin appeared noticeably darker than usual.
Why, many critics wondered, was Kim disrespecting African-Americans by posing in blackface?!?
This term was first used way back in the 19th century when various white theater performers would spread racial stereotypes by painting their faces black.
Clearly aware of the controversy surrounding her new snapshots (which we were taken by Ben Hasset), Kim tells The New York Times that she was simply going for a heavily bronzed look in the scandalous photographs.
She meant no harm.
“I would obviously never want to offend anyone,” says Kardashian, whose children with Kanye West are, of course, biracial.
“I used an amazing photographer and a team of …read more
Source:: The Hollywood Gossip