Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Even greyface is no good

Kylie Jenner has found herself at the center of another controversy this week after posting a series of photos from a recent shoot to Instagram in which the reality star is seen with dark, metallic makeup that some are claiming resemble blackface. Fans bashed the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star for the shoot, calling it insensitive and racist while demanding an apology from the star.

Gossip Cop reports that the photos, which were posted by Jenner herself to her own Instagram account, were shot by photographer Marcelo Cantu while close Kardashian friend Joyce Bonelli handled the star's makeup. The snaps show Jenner with darker skin and metallic highlights for an ultra-glam shot. However, some have taken great offense to the photos as they interpret the makeup from the shoot as an impression of blackface, especially after Jenner captioned one shot in particular with, "What I wish I looked like all the time thank you," further pressing the issue that she was making a statement about skin color.

Other fans, however, came to Jenner's defense, noting that the makeup is metallic and that a plethora of lighting conditions could have altered the appearance of the makeup.

In order to combat the racist rumors, Jenner spoke out regarding the artistic direction of the shot, telling fans, "This is a black light and neon lights people lets all calm down."

However, in the short time the photos have been posted to Instagram, fans have already sounded off regarding the insensitive pics.



Use the Name, Luke said...

This is one of those times when it's important to remind those self important blowhards of an old aphorism:

"It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt."

Bird of Paradise said...

Use the Name,Those blowhards are typical liberals all mouth and no mind yammer a lot but nothing intellegent emerges from their lips

Anonymous said...

Any excuse to slam someone for no reason at all. Who are the racists behind the complaints?

Anonymous said...

I think she looks more like brushed aluminum. Maybe robots should be offended.

Anonymous said...

This controversy reminds me why I was always amazed that "avatar" was not more roundly condemned but it was classic, a blue skinned people (the most prominent being played by an African American actress so the blue was a thin veil)being saved by a white man. But the perpetually offended liked that movie.


Flu-Bird said...

Anon 1:54. I never watched AVATAR and i certianl never ever will paganists bull crap from Hollywood

Dean said...

Anon 1;54 AM - Many of the perpetually offended were depressed because they couldn't live in a world of sparkly vegetation and talking tree gods. Somehow that completely overshadowed the white man saving blue people theme.

Come to think of it, I never picked up on the racial connotations until you mentioned it. It was just an entertaining film with great special effects.

Anonymous said...

This picture has as much relevance to 'blackface' as Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe pictures do to 'redface'.