The two posted the pictures on their Instagram and Twitter on Tuesday, September 22. Following the backlash, they have deleted their tweets and edited their Instagram posts.
In the pictures they had posted on Instagram, neither of the two mentioned that it was an ad; Jenner's post simply said that people need to check out the new gradient app, which is “crazy.”
Following the backlash, he added the “#ad” at the end of his post.
Disick’s post said that he tried the new filters on the app. He also posted different pictures, asking his followers for their opinion. Later, he also changed the caption to include “#ad.”
The two have now removed the comment option on their Instagram. However, when they had posted the photos, their followers still had the option to comment. “How are so many people replying to this with an actual answer instead of being outraged that it’s completely racist,” one user commented.
In April, Kim Kardashian had also tweeted a similar picture, but specified that it was an ad. Her post said that she was at home checking out a new app that shows one’s DNA ancestry. She added that it is “interesting and sometimes funny.”
After Jenner and Disick posted the pictures, people called them out for racism — and even pointed out that they disabled the comments on the pictures following the backlash.
Both of their promotions showed edited faces from places such as Europe, India and Asia. One user asked Disick why would he promote “digital blackface.”
Despite some of his questionable choices, Caitlyn Jenner is rooting for Disick to get back with Kourtney Kardashian. As OK! previously reported, the patriarch of the Kardashian-Jenner family weighed in on the former couple’s on-off relationship, saying she would like to see Disick “get his act together.”
Judging by his latest stunt, who knows if Disick will ever get it together!