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Kim Kardashian finally deletes tweet misidentifying black trans woman, more news

Wonderwall Logo By Wonderwall.com Editors of Wonderwall | Slide 1 of 10: Kim Kardashian West may have found another way to break the internet. The star continued to face backlash on Wednesday, June 17, for failing to take down a picture misidentifying 25-year-old Riah Milton, one of two black trans women who were murdered last week, after family grieving relatives begged West to correct the mistake for days. In a "black trans live matter" tweet, West posted a screenshot of an artist's image inspired by the women's deaths. It included a photo originally -- and briefly -- used alongside the Human Rights Commission's statement about Milton's attack. Soon after posting the statement, the HRC issued a formal apology for mistakenly running the wrong image. Meanwhile, Milton's sister, Ariel Mary Ann, tweeted repeatedly at West urging her to take down the image, which was of another family member who had died recently. "I am the sister of Riah Milton, one of the trans girls that was killed this past week. The photo on the right isn't my sister. That photo is of another family's mom who died AND IT NEEDS TO BE TAKEN DOWN IMMEDIATELY," Mary Ann tweeted at West on Sunday. Hours later, she tried again: "Clearly, @KimKardashian can't read the room because multiple celebrities and news outlet got the pictures of my cousin #RiahMilton right but her." Nothing changed. By that point other websites had started reporting on the situation. On Monday, Mary Ann wrote: "THE PHOTO ON THE RIGHT IS NOT RIAH, TAKE IT DOWN! THAT WOMAN IS MY AUNT WHO PASSED AWAY." Hundreds of messages from concerned Twitter users followed, according to PinkNews. The artist who made the image got involved, too, urging Twitter followers to report West's error. West's tweet was finally gone by Tuesday, which Buzzfeed says happened only after the outlet contacted her team for comment. As of Wednesday, she had neither commented nor apologized. Speaking to Buzzfeed, Mary Ann said West's refusal to take the image of her recently deceased aunt where Milton's picture belonged, "added a whole other level of stress on top of everything else that I was dealing with, especially because I saw that the photo was being retweeted." Said another family member: "Everyone else used the same picture of Riah except Kim, and it makes me question if she really cares about Black trans lives."Keep reading for an update on Dolly Parton's new book and more ...

Kim Kardashian faces backlash for failing to correct a tweet about a murdered black trans woman amid pleas from family members

Kim Kardashian West may have found another way to break the internet. The star continued to face backlash on Wednesday, June 17, for failing to take down a picture misidentifying 25-year-old Riah Milton, one of two black trans women who were murdered last week, after family grieving relatives begged West to correct the mistake for days. In a "black trans live matter" tweet, West posted a screenshot of an artist's image inspired by the women's deaths. It included a photo originally -- and briefly -- used alongside the Human Rights Commission's statement about Milton's attack. Soon after posting the statement, the HRC issued a formal apology for mistakenly running the wrong image. Meanwhile, Milton's sister, Ariel Mary Ann, tweeted repeatedly at West urging her to take down the image, which was of another family member who had died recently. "I am the sister of Riah Milton, one of the trans girls that was killed this past week. The photo on the right isn't my sister. That photo is of another family's mom who died AND IT NEEDS TO BE TAKEN DOWN IMMEDIATELY," Mary Ann tweeted at West on Sunday. Hours later, she tried again: "Clearly, @KimKardashian can't read the room because multiple celebrities and news outlet got the pictures of my cousin #RiahMilton right but her." Nothing changed. By that point other websites had started reporting on the situation. On Monday, Mary Ann wrote: "THE PHOTO ON THE RIGHT IS NOT RIAH, TAKE IT DOWN! THAT WOMAN IS MY AUNT WHO PASSED AWAY." Hundreds of messages from concerned Twitter users followed, according to PinkNews. The artist who made the image got involved, too, urging Twitter followers to report West's error. West's tweet was finally gone by Tuesday, which Buzzfeed says happened only after the outlet contacted her team for comment. As of Wednesday, she had neither commented nor apologized. Speaking to Buzzfeed, Mary Ann said West's refusal to take the image of her recently deceased aunt where Milton's picture belonged, "added a whole other level of stress on top of everything else that I was dealing with, especially because I saw that the photo was being retweeted." Said another family member: "Everyone else used the same picture of Riah except Kim, and it makes me question if she really cares about Black trans lives."

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