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Kim Kardashian Faces Twitter Backlash For Her Aaliyah Halloween Costume

Allure.com has reported that Kim Kardashian West decided to spend Halloween this year paying tribute to some of music's greatest divas. She kicked things off Friday night with her seventies-era Cher costume. On Sunday night she and big sis Kourtney Kardashian went as Madonna and Michael Jackson circa the 1991 Academy Awards. Both looks were, naturally, glamorous as hell. But it's the costume Kim wore in between these two that has the Internet in a heated debate. The reality star decided to dress up as the late R&B singer Aaliyah for one of her events. She specifically mimicked the look from Aaliyah's "Try Again" video: a glittery bikini top and pants, a sparkly choker, and pin-straight hair. She even copied Aaliyah's smoky-eyed makeup look from the clip. The backlash for this outfit was almost immediate, with several people accusing Kim of cultural appropriation. "Legend or not Aaliyah is a Black woman and you’re not. It’s offensive and you shouldn’t push this limit, but OK," one person tweeted at Kim. "It's offensive because [Aaliyah] is dead and you can't pay homage when you're an Armenian just using her look as a costume. That's the issue," wrote another. Check out these responses, below:
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