Kylie Jenner Under Fire for “Blackface” Photo

Proving the Kardashian/Jenner gang can’t avoid controversy for more than a few days, Kylie Jenner has come under fire for posting a photo on Instagram that many are claiming is blackface.

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The original caption read, “What I wish I looked like all the time.” The model was quick to refute the accusations. “This is a black light and neon lights people,” said Jenner, changing the caption of her first photo. “Let’s all calm down.” She also tagged her hair and makeup team, possibly to point out that they were the minds behind the look. A day later, Jenner posted another photo from the same shoot, which does appear to be manipulated by black light and neon lights. In the two images posted, Jenner’s skin appears much darker than usual, with a shiny, almost-metallic finish to it, while her hair is a mix of black, magenta, and violet. Meanwhile, on Twitter, she sarcastically remarked, “Yes, In another world I wish I could have pink hair & blue eyes & covered in sparkles.”

Zendaya, the singer who recently shot back at Giuliana Rancic foroffensive comments the E! correspondent made about her dreadlocks, was one of the first commenters of the image. “Eff it up,” she wrote, initially in favor of the photo. After negative comments came rolling in likening Jenner’s look to blackface, Zendaya changed her tune and Tweeted, “I didn’t see it like that at fi[r]st [sic]…that’s crazy.”

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Let KJ live! We don’t think she was trying to be disrespectful.I we did we would be the first to be all over her head!..Trust!!

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