Twitter Twitter Is Divided Over This New Kim Kardashian Cover Which Some Are Calling ‘Blackfishing’
Kim Kardashian has, once again, stressed my edges out.
On Thursday, she went to Twitter to show her recent magazine cover with 7Hollywood magazine and, well, there seems to be an issue here.
Somehow Kim went from this…
…to THIS for her cover.
The good Twitter family all had to stop and ask ourselves the one question we were all thinking: THAT’S Kim?
People are confused because they did not think that was Kim Kardashian, but rather a black woman.
With bronzed skin, chiseled features, and a bold wig, some thought the cover was giving RuPaul vibes:
I actually thought it was a photo of Diahann Carroll, or someone giving her reverence.
People have different things they thought the media mogul looked like:
More importantly, however, was the fact a lot of people had concerns as to why Kim’s skin looks significantly darker in her cover.
Even though the picture can appear very old Hollywood, many accused Kim of being in blackface:
As well as blackfishing, which is “an act commonly perpetrated by white women to appear of African or Arab ancestry.”
In fact, Wanna Thompson, a culture critic who helped originate the term ‘blackfish’, noted that this will continue to happen as long as they know “outrage sells.”
There are a lot of things that seem to need explaining in 2019, maybe 2020 will be better:
A source allegedly close to Kim has responded to the backlash, saying to Page Six that “it’s the lighting that makes her look darker in this specific image. “There are multiple covers and images from this shoot where the lighting looks more natural. People are so quick to find the negative in everything and also often forget that she is of Armenian descent.”
What do you think of the cover?