Kylie Jenners extreme tan sparks more blackfishing accusations

Kylie Jenners extreme tan sparks more blackfishing accusations

10/25/2021

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Kylie Jenner has once more been accused of “blackfishing” after posting videos of her looking tanner than normal in recent Instagram Stories.

Jenner, 24, posted a selfie video of herself Sunday which featured a noticeably darker skin tone.

The “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star received major backlash from fans claiming she was blackfishing — a modern term describing someone on social media who is pretending to be black by changing their appearance by using makeup, editing, or even surgery.

“Nobody talks about kylie’s blackfishing huh….” one user tweeted.

Another added, “Clearly she’s trying to look black.”

One user posted a meme of Jenner holding her head while an espresso martini sat atop her neck and captioned the tweet, “She said ‘no one blackfish like me.’”

“Brownnn skiiinnnn guurrlllllllll,” someone tweeted alongside a photo of Rachel Dolezal, the former activist who claimed to be black despite being born to white parents. In August, Jenner received similar charges of blackfishing when she quickly edited a caption under one of her selfies from “brown skinned girl” to “brown eyed girl.”

Another tweeted, “i thought that was beyonce at first glance.”

One user summed up fans’ outrage, writing, “WHY IS HER SKIN COLOR LIKE THAT? “

Many fans also compared Jenner’s situation to the recent backlash former “Little Mix” singer Jesy Nelson faced from fans.

“so y’all get mad at that Jesy Nelson girl for ‘blackfishing’ but nobody says anything when it comes to Kylie??? I’m just confused,” one user commented.

Another tweeted, “She actually looks black, way darker than Jesy.”

“Kylie and Jesy fighting to see who can be the queen of black fishing omg,” one sarcastically wrote.

Nelson, 30, sparked furor earlier this month when fans accused her of blackfishing in her debut solo music video, “Boyz” featuring Nicki Minaj.

The singer addressed accusations and assured fans she never wanted to hurt or offend anyone.

“I personally want to say that my intention was never, ever to offend people of color with this video and my song because like I said, growing up as a young girl, this is the music that I listened to,” Nelson told Nicki Minaj during an Instagram Live on Oct. 12.

Jenner’s reps did not immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment.

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