Kim Kardashian West Denies New Blackface Accusations Even Though Magazine Cover Makes Her Look, Uh, Pretty Dark

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Kim Kardashian West is back at it again, and by “it” I mean being accused of blackface when 7Hollywood magazine published its new cover. She’s wearing vintage Mugler, but no one cares about that aspect of the Elizabeth Taylor-esque shoot.

The denial was from an anonymous source to Page Six, described as “ a source close to Kardashian, who was on set for the shoot”:

“It’s the lighting that makes her look darker in this specific image. There are multiple covers and images from this shoot where the lighting looks more natural.

“People are so quick to find the negative in everything and also often forget that she is of Armenian descent.”


People have summer and winter shades, but usually they’re in reverse? [Page Six]

Today anchor Savannah Guthrie was seen out and about, and looks like she’s recovering from her eye injury. Eye injury really undersells what happened: Her son hit her with a toy truck and managed to cause a tear in Guthrie’s retina.


“Reunited and it feels so good,” Guthrie wrote on Instagram. “Loving up on my @todayshow girls at the TODAY holiday party.”


I’m so glad Guthrie is doing well, and I’m a little jealous of her recovery. Basically she’s supposed to laying face down. “It’s uniquely challenging, this recovery,” Guthrie told People. “Your body starts hurting in different places, lying down like that.”

Let me know if you need TV or podcast recommendations, Savannah!! [People]

  • Kevin Jonas has been married to Danielle Jonas for 10 years, which is the greatest indicator that this decade is actually going on 344 years. [People]
  • Jessica Biel hasn’t “fully forgiven” noted handhold Justin Timberlake. [Us Weekly] 
  • Simon Cowell is ripped now. [Page Six]
  • Lori Laughlin says fixer Rick Singer “hoodwinked” her. [People]
  • A$AP Rocky isn’t bad at sex!!! [Page Six]

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It’s not the lighting. She’s wearing a black dress while laying on a white bed. The bed isn’t keying much darker than it is, nor is the dress keying lighter. This is quite clearly an instance in which she was either made up to look much darker than she is in real life. Or it was done to her image after the fact. There’s no lighting that makes an olive-skinned woman look black while not similarly affecting other things in the room that are lit with the same light.