Black Twitter blasts Kim Kardashian for dressing up like Aaliyah for Halloween

01 November, 2017, 00:15 | Author: Courtney Perry
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This year for Halloween, Kim Kardashian West paid tribute to some major music icons, but not everyone is happy with onehomage in particular. Kim Kardashian's Cher and Madonna impressions went over pretty well (the former even getting a shout-out from the icon herself), but Kim's Aaliyah getup?

But the reality star also dressed up as the late Aaliyah, the singer who died in 2001 in a plane crash in the Bahamas at the age of 22, which didn't sit well with some followers.

After revealing her costume on Snapchat and Twitter, Kim quickly received backlash for her choice.

She wore the Rock the Boat singer's trademark poker straight raven hair with a diamante bra in a Snapchat video, but some fans found her choice of costume "disprespectful". One Twitter user wrote, "Legend or not Aaliyah is a black woman and you're not". With a sparkly, bejewelled dress, fur stole, and a smattering of diamonds, Kim was a dead ringer for the Material Girl, right down to her all-important, platinum blonde locks, which were coiffed and curled to perfection. Not to mention, the 38-year-old is obviously over the back-and-forth with her ex. "He talked to me it about it", she says.


One person tweeted in response: "Kim Kardashian doing a Halloween costume as Aaliyah is the most disrespectful thing I've seen in the last couple of years". According to some users, Kim Kardashian dressing up as Aaliyah amounted to cultural appropriation because Aaliyah is African American and Kim is not.

"At the end of the day, she's still the mother of his children".

The gorgeous Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, who is dating younger boyfriend Younes Bendjima, headed out to pick up some Halloween treats with her daughter Penelope and niece North West.

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