Kim Kardashian West appeared to have the time of her life over Halloween weekend, with a trio of costumes (sure, a trio) to, as she stated, pay homage to iconic music legends. However many social media customers weren’t happy when the fact TV star dressed as considered one of R&B’s most beloved singers: Aaliyah.
Kardashian West, 37, took on the late singer’s look from her 2001 hit “Attempt Once more,” sporting a bejeweled choker, with an identical bra and black pants. Naturally, she confirmed off the costume on social media, writing, “Child Woman Aaliyah.”
Social media customers shortly took discover, and commenced criticizing the star.
“Legend or not Aaliyah is a black lady and also you’re not. It’s offensive and also you shouldn’t push this restrict, however okay…,” one particular person tweeted to the star.
One other Twitter consumer merely wrote: “Kim Kardashian as Aaliyah? It’s a no.”
Legend or not Aaliyah is a black lady and also you’re not. It’s offensive and also you shouldn’t push this restrict, however okay… ?
— Blogger Cbadie (@LAGrlCrookdSmle) October 29, 2017
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This isn’t the primary time the mother of two has confronted claims of cultural appropriation and racism. She was accused over the summer season of blackface after she posted promotional images from a shoot to rep her Kim Kardashian West magnificence line. She additionally got here beneath fireplace simply months later for defending make-up artist and wonder vlogger Jeffree Star’s racist feedback.
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The controversy practically overshadowed Kardashian West’s different show-stopping Halloween appears to be like — she additionally dressed as Madonna and Cher. Nonetheless, some discovered nothing mistaken with the star’s Aaliyah show.
Kimberly Kardashian West appears to be like nice dressed as Aaliyah. THAT is the way you pay respect with out doing Blackface. Nice job @KimKardashian! ❤️??
— Mr. Couture ⚜️ (@MrCouture) October 29, 2017
“I HATE when y’all make me defend Kim Kardashian however her Aaliyah costume was nothing even adjoining to cultural appropriation. Please cease,” a social media consumer tweeted.
“Somebody clarify to me what’s mistaken with Kim Kardashian dressing as Aaliyah…. she appears to be like nice,” one other added.
One particular person pointed to Aaliyah’s legendary star standing as cause for the backlash, writing, “I feel the explanation ppl are mad that Kim Kardashian dressed as Aaliyah for Halloween is trigger Aaliyah is valuable to most!”
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Kardashian West has not publicly commented on the backlash.
The Preserving Up with the Kardashians star wasn’t the one celeb to decorate because the “Rock the Boat” singer.
Fifth Concord’s Normani Kordei practically broke the web when she dressed as Aaliyah’s Queen Akasha character from the 2002 film Queen of the Damned.
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