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Khloe Kardashian Faces Backlash For Using Dark-Skinned Emoji On Social Media

Khloe Kardashian Faces Backlash For Using Dark-Skinned Emoji On Social Media

It's definitely not the first time a Kardashian has come under fire for cultural appropriation or 'blackfishing'

Another day, another Kardashian drama - and this time, it's Khloe who has ruffled feathers on social media.

The reality star faced faced a backlash online after she used an emoji depicting a dark-skinned woman on Twitter, despite being white with Armenian heritage.

After she posted a string of seven emojis to Twitter, showing a woman with her head in her hands, followers were quick to notice that the 36-year-old had opted to use the emoji in one of its dark-skinned variants.

They quickly called her out on it and urged her to use appropriate skin-tone emojis in the future.

One fan bluntly responded: "You are white."

Others pointed out that Black History Month was a particularly insensitive time to post such a thing.

One upset fan shared: "For someone who has a black daughter you sure make it your effort to disrespect black culture quite too often and during BLACK HISTORY MONTH at that!"

However, others also came to the defence of Koko, saying that others were simply being 'oversensitive'.

One user wrote: "Seriously people get sooooo pressed about ANYTHING!!! It's a dang emoji y'all! So I'm half Mexican & half black. Am I not allowed to touch these emojis because I'm not that dark?!? Like what the heck y'all are too much. IT IS AN EMOJI!!!! CALM DOWN!!!"

It's certainly not the first time a member of the Kardashian clan has been called out for cultural appropriation.

Kim, Kourtney and Kylie have also been embroiled in their fair share of controversy for adopting other cultures in the name of fashion.

Kim left people unimpressed when she decided to wear hair braids to Paris Fashion Week in March 2020, with one person commenting: "I wish I was as determined to do anything as Kim Kardashian is to appropriate black hairstyles."

Another added: "Seeing non-black women wearing historically black hairstyles like its some fun trend is appropriation."

More recently, sister Kourtney came under fire after she compared herself to Disney's Moana during Kim's birthday getaway in Tahiti in October.

Kylie Jenner also had fans fired up when she posted images looking noticeable darker, with fans soon accusing the beauty mogul of 'blackfishing' and 'cosplaying black women.

One angry user comment on the images, saying: "This is literally blackface and the fact that this has become normal among non-Black women is so f***ing racist and annoying.

"I want this trend of stereotyping, mocking, literally stealing faces from and stealing businesses from Black women to end."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram

Topics: Kardashians, Entertainment, Celebrity