Kim Kardashian dressed up as late singer Aaliyah for Halloween and well the internet is not pleased.
This year Kim dressed up as musical icons Madonna, Cher, and Aaliyah for costume parties held over the weekend.
Baby Girl Aaliyah pic.twitter.com/5GUHkNJgNi
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 29, 2017
Kardashian West, 37, went for the late singer’s look from her 2001 hit “Try Again,”wearing a bejeweled choker, a jeweled bra, black leather pants and heavy eye makeup. She showed off her look on social media saying,“Baby Girl Aaliyah.”
Some social users did not take well to her costume of choice.
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
Please tell me Kim Kardashian did not dress as Aaliyah for Halloween… pic.twitter.com/rMFIAlN5a4
— 👻✊Seth-sy MFer👻✊ (@SethFromThe716) October 29, 2017
However, not everyone was offended by her Halloween costume choice, with some coming to defend Kim.
“What’s the issue with Kim Kardashian dressing up as Aaliyah? IT’S HALLOWEEN Y’all acting as if she did black face,” one user said.
“I HATE when y’all make me defend Kim Kardashian but her Aaliyah costume was nothing even adjacent to cultural appropriation. Please stop,” pointed out another user.
“Kimberly Kardashian West looks great dressed as Aaliyah. THAT is how you pay respect without doing Blackface. Great job @KimKardashian!” another stated.