Updated: January 18, 2021 10:39:08 am
Kim Kardashian West has come under fire after netizens accused the American socialite of ‘blackfishing’.
It all began when the 40-year-old tweeted a video of her wearing an all-brown outfit along with a brown heart. However, many noticed the colour of Kardashian’s hand, which appeared to be of a much lighter colour tone and did not match the rest of the body.
Here, take a look:
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 13, 2021
Viewed over 5 million times, the 6-second clip was flooded with angry reactions as netizens called out Kardashian for attempting to appear black. While some accused her of blackfishing — a term used to describe someone who pretends to be black or of mixed race on social media — others said that the socialite was in denial of her true colour.
Some also accused Kardashian of misleading people while promoting KKW make-up by comparing her hands — one with and one without make-up.
“My hands are always pale.”
Kim, you’re a white woman. pic.twitter.com/IA5TVfEZrH
— Your Grace ✨ (@Sancityx) January 14, 2021
Here are some of the many reactions to Kardashian’s viral tweet:
Who’s hand is that bruh pic.twitter.com/xGnmGvkSjG
— Saint Odyn🌹♥️🕊 (@Odyn4PF) January 13, 2021
At least put the foundation on your hands too.
— Pastor Hot Girl (@AmandaDannielle) January 13, 2021
it’s the face to hand ratio for me… her hands look cold & uncooked
— SASHA JT OBAMA (@__lilSB) January 13, 2021
— U.Wore.a.JeanVest👨🏽🔧 (@TURKBISH_) January 13, 2021
She’s so in denial of her true color of her Skin 😬 pic.twitter.com/ICYxTj8M0n
— Willsee (@WillsTrucco) January 13, 2021
U must be stopped I’m sorry pic.twitter.com/RV2wMVsJDe
— 824k_Jr ✪ (@824kJr) January 13, 2021
kim you’re literally blackfishing https://t.co/9yIzDjJiF0
— audz (@audreymybooty) January 15, 2021
You forgot to tan your hand https://t.co/4wLcpBDzSs
— bbychas (@bbychas1) January 14, 2021
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