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Kylie Jenner again accused of ‘blackfishing’ after appearing to have darker skin in Instagram video

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 2021-10-26

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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.

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 .

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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Licha Cruz
10-26

omg these white girls wanna be black so bad cuz they have black boyfriends. LolYOU WOMEN ARE WHITE GIRLS LOOKING SILLY TRYING TO LOOK BLACK. LOL

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Esreal Lotto Madness
10-26

So what? Blackfishing? 🙄 come on…so I guess when black girls put blond weave in their hair we could say they’re “whitefishing” 👌🏻 got it!

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AP_001832.55c2fbcc98234ca88b8afb1ef141fad9.2258
10-26

She’s white like milk how the hell she get so dark I mean cool you love black woman you want to look like them okay the administration is great I guess I don’t know but isn’t anyone else a little weirded out

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