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.
“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.
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?
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?