The Kardashians and their culturally appropriating ways have always been hella problematic. So the internet was none too pleased when Khloe Kardashian was captured during a photo shoot literally looking down on Black fashion model Slick Woods.
— MolinTv.com (@MolintvCom) October 6, 2017
The photo, which was posted to social media on Friday, was part of an advertising campaign for the Kardashians’ clothing line Good American Outfits. While the other flicks from campaign were appropriate–and frankly, stunning–this one in particular caused a stir.
Some viewers thought the picture was downright racist.
nah slick woods went out sad. ain't no damn way a kardashian petting me on the head like a dog for a check pic.twitter.com/fppZBYcjLc
— be fine drink matcha n lie (@DINNERWITHHOV) October 6, 2017
I'm going to act like that Slick Woods and Khloe Kardashian photoshoot didn't happen.
— F (@ohfads) October 6, 2017
This is such a weird photo. It's like the woman is a big dog and Khloe is patting her https://t.co/fZuPYlHTtC
— 5G Makoti (@PkKhoza) October 6, 2017
Slick woods look a lil.. oppressed in that photoshoot. pic.twitter.com/LoUDjDGdgm
— bag juiceina (@MinaLioness) October 6, 2017
— Sex, Love & PTSD (@ProblematicWAP) October 6, 2017
Others were simply disappointed the model went from being one of the stunning faces of Rihanna’s Fenty beauty line to modeling for the Kardashian.
I hope Rihanna snatches slick woods from the website pic.twitter.com/NIjxzXZSWq
— 🦋nag champa incense🦋 (@simbatheposh) October 6, 2017
Slick woods wyd baby girl. From rihanna to kardashians ? No, it’s so negative 👎🏽
— Sara (@SaraRihsBedroom) October 6, 2017
Another day, another poorly thought-out Kardashian venture.