Kim Kardashian West is being accused of appearing in blackface to promote her latest business venture.
In an ad released Tuesday for her upcoming KKW Beauty line, the reality star is photographed in an extremely contoured, tan portrait in which her skin is so dark that people on Twitter are calling it blackface.
Though many people were thrilled that the glam queen was following in the footsteps of her sister Kylie Jenner with a line of sure-to-sell-out beauty products, others were not pleased with the photo choice for the promotion.
The backlash comes just days after Khloe Kardashian was accused of "appropriating designs and fashion directly from a black woman with a small business" from designer Destiny Bleu for her Good American clothing line.
Khloe's legal team sent Destiney Bleu a cease and desist letter on June 4 after Bleu blasted Khloe on social media, accusing her of buying items from her collection only to copy them for Good American.
In the legal letter obtained Friday by TooFab, Bleu's attorney Stephen McArthur writes: "It is not illegal for Khloe to copy Destiney's designs -- it is just tacky, disrespectful, and in bad taste. There is also something deeply uncomfortable about someone with Khloe's wealth and power appropriating designs and fashion directly from a black woman with a small business without crediting her, making cheap knockoffs, and then attempting to threaten her into silence. You should be ashamed."
Khloe isn't the only Kardashian-Jenner who's being accused for appropriating. Little sis Kylie released a line of camouflage bra tops and sweatpants last week that many outlets predicted would be a "new trend," but people on Twitter quickly shut that down.
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