Kim Kardashian West has found herself in hot water again over a very serious racial issue.
The 36-year-old recently appeared on the cover of Interview Magazine alongside her four-year-old daughter North West. The reality star channelled the great Jackie Kennedy in the shoot, transforming into the sixties style icon. Kim makes a statement as she “channels another mother whose every move captivated the American imagination: First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.”
For the cover shoot, Kardashian West wears Kennedy’s signature bouffant, long gloves, pearls, and fashionable styles to transform into the former First Lady, and at first glance, she’s almost unrecognizable. Her 4-year-old daughter North West also makes her debut appearance on the cover of a magazine alongside her mom and poses in a collared dress with her hair tied up in buns.
In the candid interview, the reality star opens up about how she protects her children from the spotlight. “We have strict rules about the kids [on Keeping Up with the Kardashians]. Some seasons they’re not on at all. Some seasons they’re on a little bit, just to show a bit of personality, although there are never storylines about them. But then there’s social media, on which I’ve always been really open. When I’m out and people call North’s name, that’s when it’s weird for me. She lives such a normal life, believe it or not, at home,” she says.
Kardashian West is equally conscious about raising mixed-race children (she and husband Kanye West are also parents to 1-year-old Saint West). “Kanye always has his family around and people who look like my daughter—that’s important to me. She’s obsessed with her curly hair, and if she finds someone who has the same hair, she runs to them and is like, ‘You have curly hair like me?’ And we get to talk about it," she says. "We also talk about it with my niece Penelope, because she and North look really different, but they’re best friends and they’re together all the time.”
“We want to raise our kids to be really aware. I think that’s all you can do. The more you talk about things and keep them out in the open, the more they won’t be taboo. Kids are already so open. They say anything. So if you educate them, they feel like they have this knowledge and then they feel empowered,” she adds.
After the shoot went live, people have been quick to blast the star for once again darkening her skin.
“Has she been in the tanning bed too long?” One user wrote.
“Why did we need Kim K to match her daughters skin complexion? She’s your daughter, we know this. We can celebrate diversity," wrote another.
And this isn't the first time Kim has been accused of this, she was also accused of using 'black face' in her beauty range campaign.
A version of this article appeared on Girlfriend.