People Are Outraged At Kim Kardashian After She Dressed As Late Singer Aaliyah For Halloween

Halloween is the one holiday where people can actually get away with being someone they’re absolutely not. A lot of times, it’s pretty easy to find a good Halloween costume (especially with help from us). But, other times, we really want to go that extra mile of making everyone say, “wow.” We always want to leave an impression on our friends and family when we enter a room, especially on Halloween. If anyone is the queen of wanting to leave an impression, it’s Kim Kardashian. For years, Kim and her sister have been the definition of the word “iconic,” always trying to make a statement. This Halloween was absolutely no different for Kim and her family.

Kim informed her millions of Twitter followers that her theme for this year was music legends and icons in the music industry.

My Halloween theme this year is ICONS! Musical legends!!! Paying homage to some of my faves!

— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 29, 2017

She did pull out some of our all-time favorite musicians and icons by dressing up as Sonny and Cher with Jonathan Cheban and Michael Jackson and Madonna with sister Kourtney Kardashian.

Sonny & Cher pic.twitter.com/JMLRko409q

— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 28, 2017

Michael Jackson & Madonna pic.twitter.com/RTxA90XfBC

— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 29, 2017

Fans were loving both of the looks, but, for her last look – Kim dressed up as the late singer Aaliyah. While the look was absolutely on point, Twitter had a lot to say about her decision to dress as a woman of color.

Baby Girl Aaliyah pic.twitter.com/5GUHkNJgNi

— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 29, 2017

The tweets came pouring in calling it offensive and cultural appropriation.

This is offensive

— Kelly (@vnyvsh) October 29, 2017

Legend or not Aaliyah is a black woman and you’re not. It’s offensive and you shouldn’t push this limit, but ok… 🙄

— Blogger Cassie (@LAGrlCrookdSmle) October 29, 2017

It’s offensive because babygirl is DEAD & you can’t pay hommage when you’re an Armenian just using her look as a costume. That’s the issue.

— Shaurenza Jiménez (@Shaurenza) October 29, 2017

Kim Kardashian did Aaliyah so dirty tryna be her for halloween…. she needs to go sit somewhere💀 pic.twitter.com/7BjrE9W1yN

— rissa 🍒 (@charissabacon) October 29, 2017

I’m upset that she thought that was ok pic.twitter.com/MgipnXgHpy

— Tahari Beautre (@Beaute_egaree) October 29, 2017

You really should run these decisions by somebody first. pic.twitter.com/TwenxNR6Nm

— Brandon M. Waiters (@B_changin_lives) October 29, 2017

Please stop

— 👑👑Sarah Riley👑👑 (@Sarah_June23) October 29, 2017

It’s really just a no 😭😭 outta of all the women you could’ve picked 🤔🤔 🙄Right. pic.twitter.com/zUPFlpBL9B

— Pra Thilivhali🇬🇭 (@Armyofskankzs) October 29, 2017

Aaliyah is probably rolling over in her grave rn. Aaliyah sweetie, I’m so sorry.

— david 🌻🌹 (@davidzand) October 29, 2017

If I’m going to be honest – which I am – I don’t think it’s completely inappropriate for Kim to sport this costume of a singer she admires and appreciates. People are offended because Aaliyah is a black woman and Kim is appropriating culture by dressing up as a black woman – yet, there are hundreds of black girls who dress up as singers such as Britney Spears every Halloween – does that mean they’re appropriating white culture? I know I’ll get #dragged for saying this specifically because people will say I’m channeling my “white privilege,” but, if Kim Kardashian wore no black face and did not necessarily “appropriate” any cultural norms that many people usually get angry about – is she really in the wrong? If we’re going to jump down someone’s throat everytime they show love for someone else’s culture, we’re still living in the stone ages and not 2017.


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