Kylie Jenner has again come under fire for accusations of “blackfishing” after sharing a selfie video on her Instagram stories with a noticeably darker skin tone.
The cosmetics mogul and Keeping Up With the Kardashians star received backlash after posting the video on Sunday.
In the clip, she can be seen listening to Smoke by Don Toliver featuring HVN and SoFaygo in a car. She gazes into the camera before revealing her look for the day and placing her hand on her pregnant stomach.
Viewers immediately noticed that the 24-year-old’s skin complexion was darker than usual.
.@KylieJenner looks gorgeous in new Instagram story listening to @DonToliver’s new song, #Smoke, featuring #HVN &… https://t.co/TS4boLNgIf— Pop Crave (@Pop Crave) 1634764060
The accusations of blackfishing became more apparent once the video was shared on Twitter. Blackfishing is a form of cultural appropriation and Blackface is where a person purposefully wears a stronger shade of makeup or edits their photos to make it appear like they have darker skin.
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Almost all of the replies to the tweet, in some way, accuse Jenner of blackfishing with some also comparing her to Rachel Dolezal, the woman who pretended to be Black, and Jesy Nelson, the Little Mix singer who was also accused of blackfishing earlier this month and was controversially defended by Nicki Minaj.
how many times we gotta reiterate that the Jenner daughters are just WHITE. mayo white. not a bit of ethnic white.… https://t.co/5aISK5uATa— Dr. Shantel Gabrieal Buggs, Ph.D. (@Dr. Shantel Gabrieal Buggs, Ph.D.) 1634880121
she just wasn’t letting Jesy Nelson take her spot without a mf FIGHT https://t.co/DjEjNOLv96— Eliott💥 (@Eliott💥) 1634767356
She's browner than me blud https://t.co/RLqi0Kr7US— Jaai/ਜੇਤੂ☬ 🇸🇲 (@Jaai/ਜੇਤੂ☬ 🇸🇲) 1634925543
@PopCrave @KylieJenner @DonToliver @imsofaygo Did anyone kill the original one and replaced it with the first chick… https://t.co/7z7VJFtDYA— LuGui Dubiela - BITE ME (@LuGui Dubiela - BITE ME) 1634764393
I recognize Fenty 420 anywhere!!! https://t.co/irJGIcq1Pv— The Great Negro (@The Great Negro) 1634834696
In March 2020, Jenner faced similar accusations when people felt that she was attempting to copy Beyonce in a series of Instagram photos.
Her sister Khloe Kardashian was also accused of blackfishing after she used a black emoji skin tone in a tweet.
Jenner is yet to respond to the accusations.
indy100 has contacted Jenner for comment.
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