Kim Kardashian is performing a bit of damage control, this after a photo she posted online for her beauty line came caught a wave of negative criticism. Fans and onlookers who saw the touched up ad accused the reality television star of using Blackface makeup to darken her skin, but she says that was not the case.
As noted in an exclusive New York Times interview and profile on the KKW Beauty line’s rollout this Wednesday, Kardashian began promoting her cosmetic product via Twitter which caught the attention of those who noticed the darkness of her skin. With reaction from the social media space accusing her of attempting to look darker than her natural tone, Kardashian gently brushed aside the controversy.
From the Times:
Definitely that’s part of your image. Speaking of image, tell me about your side to the blackface controversy.
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.
Of course, I have the utmost respect for why people might feel the way they did. But we made the necessary changes to that photo and the rest of the photos. We saw the problem, and we adapted and changed right away. Definitely I have learned from it.
Kardashian’s line will be exclusively available at KKWBeauty.com for those interested.