Kim Kardashian accused of wearing blackface for magazine cover

Kim Kardashian has been accused of wearing blackface for a new photoshoot.The 39-year-old shared images on social media from her appearance in the bi-annual fashion magazine 7HOLLYWOOD, in which she is shown wearing a black wig, diamonds and pearls to …

Kim Kardashian has been accused of wearing blackface for a new photoshoot.

The 39-year-old shared images on social media from her appearance in the bi-annual fashion magazine 7HOLLYWOOD, in which she is shown wearing a black wig, diamonds and pearls to channel the late movie icon Elizabeth Taylor.

The KKW Beauty mogul told her followers that she dressed in exclusive pieces from the Mugler archives, including a racy black sequinned corset dress featuring an intricate design on the chest.

“Wearing Mugler Private Archives for @7hollywood_mag. WHAT A DREAM,” Kim captioned the snaps.

However, the reality star has come under fire from social media users who have accused Kim of darkening her skin for the shoot.

“This is so problematic,” one user commented, while another wrote: “STOP TRYING TO MAKE YOUR SKIN DARK WHITE GIRL.”

Behind-the-scenes footage from the shoot, posted by 7HOLLYWOOD on Instagram, also showed Kim’s skin looking several shades lighter than what was published in the magazine.

“Why is she closer to her natural color in the video, but darker than Beyonce in the photos?” one follower pointed out in the comments on the post.

A representative for Kim has yet to comment on the controversy, but a source close to the star who was on the set of the shoot has insisted to New York Post’s column Page Six that her darker skin tone was because of the lighting.

“There are multiple covers and images from this shoot where the lighting looks more natural,” the source said. “People are so quick to find the negative in everything and also often forget that she is of Armenian descent.”

It’s not the first time that the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star has been accused of wearing blackface.

Back in 2017, Kim was criticised when she released images to accompany her KKW beauty contour and highlight kits, which featured her skin several shades darker than her natural colour.

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Kim Kardashian suing doctor for allegedly using her image to promote ‘vampire facials’

Kim Kardashian is suing a doctor for allegedly using her photo without permission to promote “vampire facials”.The procedure, also known as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, involves a small amount of a person’s blood being extracted and then injecte…

Kim Kardashian is suing a doctor for allegedly using her photo without permission to promote “vampire facials”.

The procedure, also known as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, involves a small amount of a person’s blood being extracted and then injected back into the face in order to rejuvenate the skin and smooth fine lines.

Back in 2013, the reality star shared a scary snap of her having the vampire facial on Instagram, which she underwent while filming an episode of the E! show Kourtney and Kim Take Miami.

Now, Kim has been forced to take action after Alabama-based practitioner Dr. Charles Runels has been allegedly using her name, face, and the six-year-old photo she shared online to promote a similar procedure in his clinic.

According to a complaint filed in California on Monday, lawyers for the KKW Beauty mogul claim that Dr. Runels had put her famous surname on the front of a brochure for the procedure and also on his website.

“Runels’ scheme to misappropriate Ms. Kardashian’s hard-earned popularity without her permission is so pervasive that she features prominently in, of all places, his LinkedIn profile,” attorney Michael Kump stated in the complaint. “Quite literally, on his profile page, her photo is twice as large as his.”

Kim also previously contacted Dr. Runels with a cease and desist letter, only for the doctor to refuse and demand that the mother-of-four pay him an undisclosed amount of money.

The reality star is seeking unspecified statutory and punitive damages.

Last year, Kim expressed her regret at getting the controversial procedure and said she wasn’t able to have any numbing cream or painkillers during the facial because she had recently found out she was pregnant.

“It was really rough and painful for me. It was honestly the most painful thing ever! It’s the one treatment that I’ll never do again,” the 39-year-old shared.

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Kim Kardashian launching loungewear collection

Kim Kardashian is adding loungewear to her SKIMS brand. The KKW Beauty mogul took to Instagram on Wednesday to announce the launch of The Cozy Collection by sharing a picture of her wearing a tank top, elasticated trousers, and a robe in a matching so…

Kim Kardashian is adding loungewear to her SKIMS brand.

The KKW Beauty mogul took to Instagram on Wednesday to announce the launch of The Cozy Collection by sharing a picture of her wearing a tank top, elasticated trousers, and a robe in a matching soft cream fabric.

“OMG (Oh my God) I’ve been dying to share this with you guys… it’s probably my most exciting @skims launch yet!!!” she wrote in the caption. “The Cozy Collection has pyjamas and loungewear pieces that I have been living in at home – I even sleep in this robe sometimes! It comes in four amazing colours, you guys are going to die when you feel how soft this fabric is… you will never want to take it off!”

The collection is compromised of the Cozy Knit Tank, Cozy Knit Robe, Cozy Knit Pant and the Cozy Knit Short, and comes in bone, an off-white shade, dusk, a light pink, cocoa, a brown, and onyx, a black. Items range in price between $52 (£40) and $128 (£98).

The 39-year-old, who unveiled her SKIMS shapewear brand earlier this year, walked her followers through the collection by posting videos on her Instagram Stories of the pieces laid out on the floor and then hanging them up on a rail before filming herself modelling the onyx shorts, robe, and tank in her dressing room.

“I’m obsessed with all of them… If only you guys could literally feel how soft this is. You guys will love it,” she said in one video, before adding in another, “I’ve never had more text messages from any of my friends and family over something. I landed home and I turned my phone on and I got so many text messages about this Cozy Collection so I know what I’m giving my friends and family for Christmas.”

The collection launches on 12 December.

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Kendall Jenner was confused by original name of Kim Kardashian’s shapewear line

Kendall Jenner was confused by the original name of Kim Kardashian’s shapewear line.The reality TV star came under fire in June when she announced the launch of her solutionwear line, Kimono, with many people accusing her of being insensitive and disre…

Kendall Jenner was confused by the original name of Kim Kardashian’s shapewear line.

The reality TV star came under fire in June when she announced the launch of her solutionwear line, Kimono, with many people accusing her of being insensitive and disrespectful to Japanese culture, and she subsequently dropped Kimono and rebranded the line as SKIMS in August.

In an interview with New York Magazine, the 39-year-old revealed that her half-sister Kendall came to her after the backlash and explained that the original name had been rather baffling.

“After the fact, Kendall was saying to me, ‘But I was so confused by the name Kimono because it’s, like, are you selling kimonos? You’re selling underwear.’ And I was like, ‘I just didn’t even put two and two together.’ I thought, ‘I love the name Kimono,'” Kim admitted.

The KKW Beauty mogul previously insisted that she had “innocent intentions” when she picked the name and she repeated her stance in the interview to respond to those who have accused her of using Kimono as a publicity stunt.

“We didn’t think about it, you know? Now, people come to us and say, ‘Oh, you guys planned that, didn’t you? That was too good of a buzz,'” she recalled. “I was like, ‘Yeah, I wish.’ Like, I have millions of garments I’m stuck with. I would never try to offend a culture or lose out on all this potential product.

“And not one retailer, not one person we went to, said that they thought we might have a problem, including my friends and business partners, some of whom are Asian.”

Kim decided to rebrand her shapewear line after two million garments had been made with the Kimono logo printed inside and she previously shared a video of her trying to come up with ways to re-label the clothes with the SKIMS name.

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Kim Kardashian does ‘everything’ to take care of her skin

Kim Kardashian does “everything” to try and keep her skin in tip-top condition.The reality star and beauty mogul told Vogue.com that is a big believer in a good skincare routine and that there’s no kind of facial treatment that she hasn’t tried. “I rea…

Kim Kardashian does “everything” to try and keep her skin in tip-top condition.

The reality star and beauty mogul told Vogue.com that is a big believer in a good skincare routine and that there’s no kind of facial treatment that she hasn’t tried.

“I really do believe in taking good care of your skin. And I mean laser facials, everything, you name it, I love participating in beauty treatments,” Kim shared, before adding that her favourite is an oxygen facial.

The KKW Beauty founder also takes care of her body and makes sure she stays in shape even while travelling.

“I love massages, all different kinds. If I’m really exhausted, if I’m travelling, I do see a chiropractor as well. I think that’s really important to get aligned and massaged. So I definitely take care of my body as well,” Kim explained.

Back in May, the mother-of-four stunned in a wet-look Mugler creation for the 2019 Met Gala and the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star told Vogue that the optical illusion dress was her favourite-ever look.

“I just think it’s so well done and so different for me. I just think it was so well executed, there was so much work into it that I just loved how it turned out,” she gushed.

Elsewhere in the interview, she acknowledged that her style has changed throughout her career, but she’s still a “sucker for a ’90s trend”.

“I really like a winged liner more than I have in the past, I like a lip liner more defined than I have in the past. I don’t know if those specific changes are because I have gotten older or because it’s just on trend,” Kim added.

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Kim Kardashian likes to use shapewear if she’s gained weight

Kim Kardashian uses shapewear to help her feel good about her body when she’s gained a few pounds.The KKW Beauty mogul, who recently discussed gaining 18 pounds in the last year, told People magazine that wearing structured underwear improves how she f…

Kim Kardashian uses shapewear to help her feel good about her body when she’s gained a few pounds.

The KKW Beauty mogul, who recently discussed gaining 18 pounds in the last year, told People magazine that wearing structured underwear improves how she feels about herself when she’s having an off day.

“It makes you not be so hard on yourself,” Kim said of her shapewear line SKIMS. “I feel good when I’m in the gym and when I’m eating good but then if I have a few months when I’m eating cookies and cake and a bunch of stuff, I still want to feel confident when I have to go out.”

And the mother-of-four still wants to look sexy in solutionwear, despite it traditionally looking stuffy and old-fashioned.

“If women can feel confident and comfortable in shapewear that’s a little bit more modern and not so old school and grandma-looking, then that is my goal. They look good and they’re still sexy!” Kim laughed.

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star told People that one of the reasons she created SKIMS was because she wanted women to have a more comfortable alternative to bulky or restrictive undergarments.

“Everything I would wear was too restricting. I felt like there was a way to engineer fabric to lift, but also be comfortable,” she explained.

Kim was also baffled that nobody else had decided to create a line of shapewear that featured a variety of different nude colours to suit different skin tones.

“It’s so crazy that it hadn’t been done before,” Kim shared, noting that her SKIMS line features nine different shades. “My nude isn’t the same as everyone’s nude. And if I was tan, I couldn’t find a colour that matched. I just had to find a solution.”

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Kim Kardashian: ‘Kanye was right to stop North wearing make-up’

Kim Kardashian has stopped arguing with her husband Kanye West about whether their six-year-old daughter North should wear make-up.The reality TV star originally called the topic a “big fight” in their household but has now confessed that she agrees wi…

Kim Kardashian has stopped arguing with her husband Kanye West about whether their six-year-old daughter North should wear make-up.

The reality TV star originally called the topic a “big fight” in their household but has now confessed that she agrees with the Life of Pablo rapper and accepts his objection to their child wearing cosmetics.

Appearing on Australian talk show The Sunday Project this weekend, Kim said of the issue: “About the make-up thing, I don’t think a kid should really be wearing make-up either, you know.”

The KKW Beauty mogul went on to explain how she spoke with friends and family about the disagreement with Kanye, who gave her a better understanding of the dilemma.

“I think sometimes if you don’t understand a rule, it is good to learn and ask your friends. In my case (I asked) my siblings what they would do,” the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star admitted.

After the chat with her pals and loved ones, she and Kanye came to an agreement, as she explained: “(We) bounce ideas around and develop a way that we’re going to parent and rules that we have. And we always have to stay aligned.”

The 39-year-old previously shared that Kanye wanted to block North from using any make-up until she’s a teenager.

“It’s a big discussion, a big fight in the household right now but it is what’s best,” she told E! News in October. “I think as a parent you just learn and figure it out as you go, and we realised we didn’t really want her to wear make-up at a young age but she sees her mum putting on lipstick and lip gloss.”

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Kim Kardashian honours Mario Dedivanovic at American Influencer Awards

Kim Kardashian honoured her longtime friend Mario Dedivanovic at the 2019 American Influencer Awards on Monday night.The reality star made a surprise appearance at the ceremony held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood to present the Artist Achievement Aw…

Kim Kardashian honoured her longtime friend Mario Dedivanovic at the 2019 American Influencer Awards on Monday night.

The reality star made a surprise appearance at the ceremony held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood to present the Artist Achievement Award to her make-up artist.

Kim has worked with the 36-year-old for more than 10 years, and the duo has collaborated on several projects together, including their first make-up collection last year.

Taking to the stage at the American Influencer Awards wearing a vintage red Dior dress and Manolo Blahnik heels, Kim paid tribute to her close friend before handing the gong to a visibly emotional Mario.

“I love him! No one deserves this award more than him. I’m so beyond proud of him!” the 39-year-old later wrote on her Instagram Stories, alongside pictures from the event.

The mother-of-four recently announced her second collection with Mario, the KKW x Mario: Artist and Muse collection, which was inspired by their lengthy professional relationship.

“With this collection and campaign (which consists of some of my all-time favourite shades and textures) I wanted to personally honour her and to thank her on behalf of every boy and girl out there who’s life she’s touched in some way. She is my muse and she is our muse,” he wrote on social media.

The collection includes an eyeshadow palette, lipliner, and lipsticks. Items feature images of Kim and Mario on the chic packaging, with the whole set to launch on 22 November.

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Kim Kardashian gets ’emergency’ haircut in parking lot

Kim Kardashian recently had an emergency haircut in the parking lot of a Los Angeles gym.The reality TV star’s whistle-stop trim was documented by her stylist Chris Appleton, who was working out when he got the frantic call from Kim. The mother-of-four…

Kim Kardashian recently had an emergency haircut in the parking lot of a Los Angeles gym.

The reality TV star’s whistle-stop trim was documented by her stylist Chris Appleton, who was working out when he got the frantic call from Kim.

The mother-of-four pulled up in the parking lot of the gym in Calabasas, and let Chris do his magic.

“Okay, so what do you do when you need a haircut mid-drive? You call Chris at the gym and he borrows scissors from the gym and we’re in a random apartment complex parking lot in Hollywood,” Kim said in a clip on her Instagram Stories. “No one would believe it.”

The hair professsional even had to borrow a pair of scissors from the gym reception, and then set up his temporary hair salon next to Kim’s car.

Chris also shared a video of the hair emergency on Instagram, and the clip shows the KKW Beauty mogul joking that she had already put him “through hell” for cutting her hair too short earlier that same day.

“You gotta get it right,” he replied.

However, the pair laugh and joke as the British stylist chops chic layers into Kim’s glossy brunette locks.

“Hair 911 on Hollywood Blvd with @kimkardashian,” Chris joked in the post’s caption, with one fan commenting: “Just goes to show, it ain’t the scissors but rather who’s wielding them!”

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Kim Kardashian hits bosses at make-up app with $10 million lawsuit

Kim Kardashian has hit bosses at make-up app iHandy with a $10 million (£7 million) lawsuit for allegedly using her image without permission.The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star has accused the company, which is behind the Sweet Cam photo-editing …

Kim Kardashian has hit bosses at make-up app iHandy with a $10 million (£7 million) lawsuit for allegedly using her image without permission.

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star has accused the company, which is behind the Sweet Cam photo-editing app, of profiting from a photo that was intended to promote her own KKW Beauty line.

Kardashian’s lawyers are also shooting down the iHandy defence that bosses were unaware it was an image of the brunette beauty.

“Defendant claim, absurdly, as its alleged defense… that they didn’t know that the unlicensed, unauthorized photo they knowingly stole and misappropriated was that of (Kim Kardashian West)… one of the most famous and recognizable women in the world,” a statement read.

Kardashian is seeking $10 million in damages that include the cost of licensing her photo plus emotional distress.

The photo at the centre of the lawsuit is one Kardashian uploaded to Instagram on 31 October 2017 to promote new products for her beauty brand. In court documents filed at the Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday, lawyers for the reality star alleged that iHandy “copied, cropped, manipulated and exploited” the photo to use on the Sweet Cam app without the 39-year-old’s permission.

In addition, the mother-of-four is demanding iHandy disclose how much money was earned through the usage of her photo, and wants the firm to cease using her image or name in the future.

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