Kim Kardashian announced on June 13, 2017 that she would be launching a brand new beauty line: KKWbeauty.
On June 14, she tweeted this promo photo and quickly got some major backlash about using blackface:
But finally, Kim K has responded the backlash.
In an interview with the New York Times about KKW Beauty, Kim directly responded, saying:
“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.”
She then said:
“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.”