Kim Kardashian has drawn the ire of the Internet by defending a makeup artist who has used racial slurs in the past.
The reality star started by posting a Snapchat video of herself applying makeup swatches in which she used vulgar language on Monday.
“I want you guys to see this pimple here. You’re stressing me the f*** out,” she said.
“Ok guys, I get it, I didn’t know how to f***ing swatch powders before at the beginning – I’m learning,” she said, before again saying. “You’re stressing me the f*** out.”
After receiving a swatch from her makeup artist she excitedly said “It’s like I’m fingering someone!”
Makeup artist Jeffree Star criticized the line, tweeting that it looked “like chalk.”
Umm… Kim what is going on with those new swatches?? ? Looks like chalk ? pic.twitter.com/yCTZg2UhZu
— Jeffree Star (@JeffreeStar) August 14, 2017
The reality star’s fans quickly attacked Star,and mentioned the old, racist comments he made.
Kardashian then made another video defending Starr.
“I see you being so petty, bringing up things in his past where he, you know, was negative, but he’s also apologized for those things,” she told her fans.
“And I get it’s a serious deal if you say racial things, but I do believe in people changing, and people that apologize, I will give them the benefit of the doubt. I know better than anyone that I hate when people bring up my past or mistakes I’ve made in the past. So let him live,” she said.
And after the backlash started she made another video to explain her comments.
“I want to make one last thing clear, I do not defend people that are racist and I am very against it, but if someone claims that they have changed, I would love to give them the benefit of the doubt, and I pray to God that they do change for the sake of my children and my friends,” Kardashian said.
Below is a sampling of some of the racist comments Starr has made, as compiled by Revelist.
“I win by having diamond rims, and you win by being a poor Mexican.”
“Shut up, you f**king n***** bitch!”
“You stupid ape.”
He asks someone “Will you beat that n***** up for me?”
He screams at a woman walking away from him down the street “She’s a f**king n*****! You’re a n*****, you f**king ugly-ass b**ch! F**k you, ho!”
Social media was not happy with Kardashian’s defense of Starr considering she has a black husband and children.
Kim Kardashian, a non black person of color telling black people to get over Jeffree Star’s racism. Good morning to everyone BUT Kim K pic.twitter.com/9b63uZidUk
— Affinity Magazine (@TheAffinityMag) August 15, 2017
LOOOOOOOOOL. Kim K loves black men but wants people to get over racism. 2017 really is the sunken place. https://t.co/vHsPQy0b0j
— Gracie ? (@GraceFVictory) August 15, 2017
Kim K is still white at the end of the day. Doesn’t matter how many black men she lets beat. She’ll never “get it”
— Rich Porter (@TrillestAC) August 15, 2017
Racist: “Hey Kim K. Ur kids r N words!”
Kim K: “How dare u! I’m callin the cops!”
Racist: “Wait! I do great highlights!”
Kim K: pic.twitter.com/mZ3SEPjjfL
— James Brown (@JayB_124) August 15, 2017
Kim K is literally saying “I know he’s racist and my children and husband is Black, but he does such great contouring. Forgive him” FOH
— George M Johnson (@IamGMJohnson) August 15, 2017
Kim K., like so many other white women who have black children/spouses, has the luxury of overlooking racism when it’s convenient for her ?
— Scambella. (@tchristine__) August 15, 2017
Kim K is trash, your daughter and son are black. How tf are you openly supporting and defending a racist crackhead
— scary spice? (@primalaprincess) August 15, 2017
**WARNING – GRAPHIC RACIAL LANGUAGE.**
So Kim K defended gay racist Jefree Star, and said they we need to forgive Jefree’s racism? FYI this is Jefree https://t.co/uTUFGkdyOo
— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) August 15, 2017
welp what do you know “Kim K” is out here caping for racists and its yall fault STOP WORSHIPING THESE PPL damn
— kam (@Young_Kam513) August 15, 2017
Kim K is the worst kind of white woman that exclusively dates black men, has black children, but doesn’t actually care about black people.
— MVH (@123itsmeMary) August 15, 2017
Kim K has been now certified as trash. Talking bout she believe in forgiving racist, sis that’s not even your place so stay in your lane.
— Royalty? (@welove_kk) August 15, 2017
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