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Kim Kardashian Sparks Backlash After Dressing Up as Aaliyah for Halloween

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Another day, another Kardashian controversy.

Kim Kardashian is on the receiving end of a lot of haterade on social media (as per usual), following one of her Halloween 2017 costumes:

As you can see, the 37-year-old Keeping Up with the Kardashians star went all out for the occasion, taking on three very different looks: 1. Along with her best friend, Jonathan Cheban, Kimmy recreated Sonny Bono & Cher‘s 1973 Academy Awards style. 2. On Saturday night, KK tried her hand at Madonna‘s 1991 Oscars look, while sister Kourtney Kardashian donned Michael Jackson‘s look from the same event. 3. Kim also dressed up as late R&B icon Aaliyah, inspired by the singer’s “Try Again” music video — and that’s when the backlash kicked in.

Kim took to Snapchat and Twitter to show off her chained bra, leather pants and thick choker necklace to complete her Aaliyah look, saying, “Baby Girl Aaliyah,” as the caption:


And the Internet went OFF:






Others were quick to point out that Kim didn’t wear blackface, so they don’t consider the costume to be cultural appropriation:






Kim’s defended racist comments before (though, she apologized as well), but this is another level in the Racism category.

What do you think of all of it? Do you think Kim’s costume counts as cultural appropriation? Or do you think this was a fine way for her to pay tribute to one of her icons (like when kids dress up as Moana)?