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Kim Kardashian Blasted for Jackie O Photo Shoot, Face Darkening

In what ought to come as a surprise to absolutely no one, Kim Kardashian is under fire for her latest photo shoot.

That’s what happens when you darken your features… get made up to look like Jackie Kennedy Onassis… and claim to be America’s real First Lady.

Indeed, Kardashian checked off of these controversial boxes this week upon posing with daughter North West for Interview Magazine.

The photos (above and below) depicted Kardashian rocking some 1960s chic hairstyles and clothing, while clearly dressed to resemble President John F. Kennedy’s famous wife.

In response to the pictorial, critics have hopped on Twitter and taken issue with Kardashian for pretty much every aspect of this shoot.

First, there were cries over how Kim seemingly darkened her skin tone, just a few months after she was slammed for doing the same thing in a series of beauty ads.

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“I would obviously never want to offend anyone,” said the mother of two at the time, explaining:

“I used an amazing photographer and a team of people. I was really tan when we shot the images, and it might be that the contrast was off…

“I have the utmost respect for why people might feel the way they did. But we made the necessary changes to that photo and the rest of the photos.”

But this wasn’t the only criticism Kim has received for this spread.

Many are also in shock that editors actually dared to compare Kardashinan with Jackie Kennedy, a graceful woman whose husband was assassinated.

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Finally, there were those social media users who were offended over the notion of Kim as the First Lady.

This is still the woman who got famous by banging Ray J on camera, right?

Who often poses naked? Who has never met a cleavage close-up she didn’t snap and share?

What, exactly, makes her Presidential in any way, shape or form?

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Photographer Steven Klein said his goal was to “capture feminine beauty as an expression of empowerment and self-respect” with this shoot.

And also “to highlight Kim in a chic manner that is retrospective of a time and yet modern.”

Kardashian, meanwhile, has said she will “treasure this shoot forever.”

But perhaps she will think differently after reading through her mentions today.

What do YOU think of the blowback featured here?

Deserved because Kim’s skin really does look darker and it’s ridiculous for her to be made to resemble Jackie Kennedy?

Or is this much ado about nothing?


Kim Kardashian Dares to Channel Jackie Kennedy in These Photos

Kim Kardashian is the First Lady of celebrity sex tapes.

This hasn’t really been a debate for years. She’ll hold that title for several decades.

But Interview Magazine steps into some controversial waters for the cover of its latest issue, labeling Kardashian as the “First Lady” of… America.

Moreover, the publication dresses Kardashian up like Jackie Kennedy, the widow of former President John F. Kennedy, who was known as one of the most graceful women of her era.

We don’t exactly recall Kennedy ever getting bent over by a D-List hip hop star on video and then agreeing to sell said video to the public in order to take in millions of dollars.

We’re just sayin.

“America’s New First Lady Kim Kardashian West and her daughter North West,” read the full text on the cover, which also includes little North all dolled up for one of her only professional photo shoots to date.

For the pictorial, Kardashian donned a white skirt suit and elbow-length gloves, styling her hair in a retro blowout bob.

The pictures were snapped Steven Klein, the same photographer who previously worked with the the mother of two on her full-frontal nude shoot for Love magazine in 2015.

“When Kim and I work together, each time we look for a different approach,” Klein told the publication, explaining:

“We have no desire to repeat ourselves or reference anything she has done previously. For this shoot I wanted to capture feminine beauty as an expression of empowerment and self-respect.

“Also, to highlight Kim in a chic manner that is retrospective of a time and yet modern.”

Ah, yes, of course.

When we look at these photos, we totally think: Now THAT’s feminine beauty as an expression of empowerment and self-respect!

To Kim’s credit, she typically does not include her kids in her professional projects.

In the accompanying interview, Kim touches on this topic of work versus motherhood.

“We have strict rules about the kids [on Keeping Up with the Kardashians].

“Some seasons they’re not on at all. Some seasons they’re on a little bit, just to show a bit of personality, although there are never story lines about them.

“But then there’s social media, on which I’ve always been really open. When I’m out and people call North’s name, that’s when it’s weird for me.

“She lives such a normal life, believe it or not, at home.”

Elsewhere in the cover story, Kardashian shuts down assertions that she’s famous without having any actual talent.

“If I’m so not talented, if I do nothing, then how is my career my reality?” she asks stupidly, failing to acknowledge the age in which we live and how social media has changed everything for celebrities.

And Kim especially bristles at the notion that she doesn’t do very much on a daily basis.

“You can say a lot of things about me, but you cannot say I don’t work hard. I don’t sing. I don’t dance. I don’t act. But I am not lazy.”

This is one point on which we can finally agree.

Kardashian does not try to be anything she is not, thank goodness.

We’ve seen plenty of Instagram and reality stars (hi, Paris Hilton!) veer outside of their lane and attempt to prove that they have some kind of skill set.

Kim is good at showing off her cleavage and letting stylists dress her up in various outfits. She knows it and she sticks to it.