Kim Kardashian is facing backlash after posting a topless photo taken by her 4-year-old daughter, North West. The picture, as seen below, has sparked a debate online, with many users questioning the reality star’s parenting.
This certainly isn’t new territory for the KKW Beauty mogul. Kardashian pushes the limits — with and without clothes — on social media. Here are four other times the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star caused a stir with her pictures.
KKW Beauty “blackface”: Last summer, Kardashian was criticized for the below ad for her KKW Beauty Creme Contour and Highlight Kit.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 14, 2017
Twitter users quickly accused the reality star of doing blackface due to her noticeably darker skin tone. The outrage caused Kardashian to respond to the criticism. “I would obviously never want to offend anyone,” she told the New York Times. “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 added, “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.”
That naked photo of 2016: After posting a censored naked throwback picture for International Women’s Day, the reality star was heavily criticized by fellow celebrities like Bette Midler, Pink, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Piers Morgan. They all claimed she was doing the opposite of female empowerment.
“In all seriousness, I never understand why people get so bothered by what other people choose to do with their lives,” Kardashian later wrote on her website. “I don’t do drugs, I hardly drink, I’ve never committed a crime — and yet I’m a bad role model for being proud of my body?”
She continued, “I am empowered by my body. I am empowered by my sexuality. I am empowered by feeling comfortable in my skin. I am empowered by showing the world my flaws and not being afraid of what anyone is going to say about me. And I hope that through this platform I have been given, I can encourage the same empowerment for girls and women all over the world.”
Kim didn’t forget the shade thrown by those stars, by the way. Midler, Pink, Moretz, and Morgan were some of the “haters” Kardashian sent her new fragrance to.
Those “Bo West” braids: Last month, people accused Kardashian of cultural appropriation after posting several photos (some nude) in blond cornrows. Kim credited actress Bo Derek as the inspiration for her look, referring to herself as “Bo West” on social media. The look even prompted Lindsay Lohan to comment on a photo of Kim, “I am confused.” So what was Kim’s response to the outrage?
“Hi, can I get zero f—s please, thanks,” she exclaimed on social media.
Her Diclegis advertisement: Kim gets a whole lot of money to promote products, but one in particular got her in hot water not only with her fans but also with the FDA. In 2015, she was promoting a prescription morning sickness pill, Diclegis, but didn’t list the side effects in the ad. After being called out, she now posts really, really long captions to stay in regulation when participating in paid prescription posts, like the one below.
Kardashian has yet to respond to the most recent topless photo controversy, but we’re sure she will have a “zero f***s” response any minute now.
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