Just a day after Kim Kardashian defended herself against accusations that she wore blackface in her recent KKW Beauty promo photos, fans are outraged again that she was snapped with Jeffree Star at an event for the reality TV star's debut makeup line. Star was called out for making extremely offensive racist comments in videos from when he was 19.
"Why she posing w/ these birds ?" someone wrote on Instagram under a photo of Kardashian with Star. "I don't respect nor support racist people! Too many other talented and respectable artists."
While Star has since apologized for his comments, fans were still upset to see Kardashian associating with him. Especially when she and her sisters Khloe and Kylie are being called out left and right for cultural appropriation and stealing the designs of black artists.
"In these videos I say some really disgusting, vile, nasty and embarrassing things, and you know what's f***ed up? The past can never be erased," Star said in a video posted to his YouTube channel titled "RACISM." "It is always going to be there and my past has been recorded, it's been videoed, it has been exploited all over the Internet and those videos were 12 years ago."
Kardashian was photographed with Star, and other beauty influencers, when celebrating the launch of her new makeup line, KKW Beauty. She has yet to respond to people criticizing her for hanging out with Star.
What do you think about Kim hanging out with Jeffree? Do you think his apology is genuine? Sound off in the comments!