Kylie Jenner did what Kylie Jenner does nearly every day: she posted pictures of herself on Instagram. But two of the photos she posted yesterday had many accusing her of posing in blackface. The photos feature Jenner covered in metallic makeup and shot under a black light.
In the first photo, she tagged her team of stylists, she later changed the caption to “This is a black light and neon lights people lets all calm down.” A second photo, which Jenner later deleted, was captioned “What I wish I looked like all the time.” Never one to miss an opportunity, Jenner posted a third image from the photo shoot with the caption “goodnight.”
Here are the photos:
Many fans and non-fans have been divided about whether Jenner really is wearing ‘Blackface’ taking to Twitter to share their opinions;
Did Kylie Jenner just do black face???
— Erik (@analdelvato) April 4, 2015
BLACKFACE IS WRONG. kylie jenner will never know what it’s like to be a black person. she will never face police brutality, never be killed+ — gorgest (issy) (@motherjohnmisty) April 4, 2015
Will Kylie Jenner in black face be addressed or are we still letting her appropriate the culture/features we’ve been ridiculed for forever?
— $YD MONEY™ (@Itsprincesssyd) April 4, 2015
While others came her defense;
Black Face is someone who paints their face & mocks black people, Kylie Jenner did NO such thing, it was for a photo shoot
— S H A N E (@__shanewilliams) April 5, 2015
omg y’all are ridiculous! can Kylie Jenner live? that is not blackface, it was an alien/futuristic themed photoshoot.
— lil ventura (@mayaventura_) April 4, 2015
Kylie Jenner is a mess and she’s irritating but I’m almost 100% sure that that isn’t blackface
— Queen (@GvldenEmpire) April 5, 2015