Sparking criticism almost instantly for her homage to the fashion icon, it wasn’t long before people started accusing Kim of another social faux pas: blackface. “So, Kim Kardashian gets to do blackface now? How is anyone OK with this? She looks ridiculous,” one angry commenter tweeted, while another added, “This is straight up blackface. The purposeful editing, excessive tanning, hair, etc. Like we don’t know what she really looks like?” Watch the video below to see the controversial cover!
This is not the first time the KUWTK star has been accused of darkening her features. Earlier this summer, she was accused of sporting blackface in the promotional photos for her new beauty brand. Kim spoke out about the backlash, telling the New York Times, “I would obviously never want to offend anyone. 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.”
The controversy that follows Kim makes her Interview article, which was written by Janet Mock, so much more timely. “She’s underestimated, misunderstood, and undeniably fascinating. For her debut appearance on the cover of a magazine with her daughter North, Kim Kardashian West channels another mother whose every move captivated the American imagination: First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis,” it read.
In the interview, the 36-year-old also shares, “Now when I hear, ‘They’re so not talented,’ — ten years into it — I’m kind of like, ‘Okay, give a girl a little respect.’ If I’m so not talented, if I do nothing, then how is my career my reality? And I poke fun at it, like when I was on the cover of Forbes I posted the hashtag #NotBadForAGirlWithNoTalent. I don’t mind being underestimated because it does fuel me. But after a while, I do feel like, ‘C’mon, you can recognize a little bit.'” There’s no denying that Kim is having one killer year!