Kim Kardashian Weighs In on Blackface Kanye West Impersonator (VIDEO)
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Kim Kardashian Weighs In on Blackface Kanye West Impersonator (VIDEO)

So remember way back in February when Kim Kardashian had not-the-best-time in Vienna? While accompanying 81-year-old businessman Richard Lugner to the super-posh Vienna Opera Ball — a move which reportedly earned the star $500,000 — an already-weird evening was made weirder when a man in blackface started harassing Kim, pretending to be her then-fiancé, Kanye West. Fast-forward to now — with Keeping Up With the Kardashians in season, E! has given us a sneak-peek of the episode with the incident, plus Kim's and Kris Jenner's reactions.

Here's what we already knew: During a photo op with Richard, the man, later revealed as Austrian "stand-up comedian" Chris Stephan, attempted to talk to her. Kim, always a lady, attempted to just walk away, but it got trickier when Chris asked Kim to dance. She declined, saying that she's not a very good dancer… so Chris said the N-word. Chris later said he never intended to be racist — some big talk coming from someone in blackface spouting racial slurs.

In newly-released footage, part of Sunday's episode of KUWTK, we can see the guy in a white suit and a glittering, cream tophat — uh, is that how he thinks Kanye dresses? — repeatedly saying, "Oh my god! Oh my god!" and "It's me, Kanye!" in a Kermit the Frog-esque voice, while Kim and Kris stand by uncomfortably.

Kim weighs in on the whole incident in a reaction interview "I can't believe there's this guy in full blackface," she says. "I just am so confused. I don't get why him or anyone else would find this funny," she says. "Is this just like a sick joke?"

"A guy in blackface? It's really uncomfortable, and a little scary," adds Kris, before explaining the history of blackface and what makes this all so not-OK.

The clip ends with the Kardashian-Jenner matriarch looking understandably annoyed and ordering a vodka. We'd be right there with you, girl.

See more of the incident this Sunday, June 29, on Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

How do you think Kim and Kris handled the situation? Let us know your thoughts below!

06.27.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Sarah Anne Lloyd
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