News | Entertainment
19 Feb 2018 10:50
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Kim Kardashian West was horrified by accusations she was "doing blackface" to promote her beauty line

    The 37-year-old reality star - who is married to rapper Kanye West - was slammed by some social media users for appearing to darken her skin to promote her KKW Beauty brand, which launched earlier this year

    In a teaser for the new episode of 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians', Kim watches some of her own promotional material and tells her assistant Stephanie Shepherd: "People are saying I'm doing blackface.

    "I did a photoshoot, there were some people online saying the photos were inappropriate."

    Kim - who has 23-month-old son Saint and daughter North, four, with her outspoken husband - explained that she was particularly concerned by the reaction because it came so soon after she was robbed at gunpoint in Paris in October 2016.

    Speaking to her mother Kris Jenner, Kim shared: "I am nervous just because I've been slowly taking my time to come back.

    "It's hard for me to get back out there."

    Kim also admitted the launch of her own make-up brand meant a lot to her, because it was the realisation of a long-held ambition.

    The brunette beauty said: "It's so exciting to do something on my own. Basically, for the past almost decade my sisters and I have always had a licensing deal.

    "But going from being a licensee to an owner is such a big deal and it's so much more responsibility. I feel like this is what I've been working for for 10 years."

    Meanwhile, Kim previously claimed that the robbery incident in Paris helped her to grow and become stronger as a person.

    The reality star took to Instagram to address the 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' episode that focused on the dramatic night in the French capital.

    She wrote: "I took a tragic horrific experience and did not let it diminish me, rather grew and evolved and allowed the experience to teach me. I can say I've become so much better because of it."

    © 2018 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

     Other Entertainment News
     18 Feb: Padman Bollywood film addresses stigma around women menstruating in South Asia
     18 Feb: Donald Trump's Guantanamo Bay
     17 Feb: Jennifer Lawrence says Amy Schumer's wedding was "beautiful" but "very sudden"
     17 Feb: Allison Janney keeps a "lucky peanut" with her at all times
     17 Feb: Jennifer Aniston found it difficult to sell her home
     17 Feb: Oprah Winfrey did "think about" running for President
     17 Feb: Kylie Jenner is "absolutely loving" motherhood
     Top Stories

    Blues lose young flanker to injury More...

    NZX annual profit gets 62pc boost More...

     Today's News

    NZX annual profit gets 62pc boost 10:45

    Goalkeeper Moss retires from All Whites 10:25

    Health & Safety:
    NZ cancer survival behind Australia: study 10:15

    Winter Olympics: David Morris's dream of Pyeongchang gold ends after 'ludicrous' judging score 9:45

    Strong US data, trade war fears hit kiwi 9:25

    Morgan chides poor English T20 displays 8:15

    Law and Order:
    Auckland traffic stopped by swan 8:05

    Paddon content with fifth at Rally Sweden 7:55

    Tech conference looks at future for NZ 7:45

    Law and Order:
    Police move to new digs in Christchurch 7:35

     News Search

    Power Search

    © 2018 New Zealand City Ltd