Celebrity Blackface Scandals — Now Kim Kardashian, Too? (PHOTOS)

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Celebrity Blackface Scandals — Now Kim Kardashian, Too? (PHOTOS)

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Celebrity Blackface Scandals — Now Kim Kardashian, Too? (PHOTOS)

Most of us know it’s never not offensive to wear blackface — or yellowface, redface, or any other makeup to resemble a non-white race — but some celebrities have missed or ignored the memo.

Sad to say, Kim Kardashian is mixed up in this hall of shame. Here are that story and seven other celeb blackface scandals.

Here’s hoping the rest of 2017 — and every year after that — will be blackface-free!

Celebrity Blackface Scandals — Now Kim Kardashian, Too? (PHOTOS)
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1. Ben Hanisch (?)

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1. Ben Hanisch (?)

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Per Jezebel, Amy Schumer’s boo was once tagged in this May 2015 Instagram. At any rate, the guy in this pic, who appears to be wearing blackface to look like Tyrese Gibson’s Fast and Furious character, certainly looks like Ben.

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2. Jason Aldean

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2. Jason Aldean

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The country superstar donned blackface as recently as Halloween 2015, smearing his face with dark face paint as part of his Lil Wayne costume. Worse yet, he confirmed it was him in the photo and offered zero apologies.

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3. Shane Dawson

3. Shane Dawson

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After playing a series of black characters in his popular videos — wigs and face paint included — this YouTube star apologized to his millions of subscribers in a September 2014 video, saying, “It was stupid and offensive. It wasn’t malicious but it was stupid. I shouldn’t have done it.”

Four months later, however, he complained about the rise of Black-ish, Fresh Off the Boat, and other shows showcasing other races on TV.

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4. Catherine Giudici

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4. Catherine Giudici

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In February 2014, Sean Lowe’s Bachelor winner-turned-wife Instagrammed a photo of herself after ramping up the pic’s contrast, the effect of which turned her skin many shades darker (while her Bachelor co-star and bridesmaid’s white skin was unaffected).

“New on IG: The Selective Chocolate Bar Filter,” she wrote in the caption… before quickly deleting the post.

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5. Julianne Hough

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5. Julianne Hough

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For Halloween 2013, this Dancing With the Stars pro not only donned the orange jumpsuit and Bantu knot-out hairstyle of Orange Is the New Black’s Crazy Eyes but tried to approach her skintone.

“I am a huge fan of the show Orange Is the New Black, actress Uzo Aduba, and the character she has created,” Julianne later tweeted.

“It certainly was never my intention to be disrespectful or demeaning to anyone in any way … I realize my costume hurt and offended people, and I truly apologize.”

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6. Billy Crystal

6. Billy Crystal

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In just one example of Hollywood’s long history of offensive award show host humor, this When Harry Met Sally star shaded his face and wore an afro wig to play (black) Rat Pack entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. for a 2012 Oscars skit.

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7. Ted Danson

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7. Ted Danson

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This Cheers alum wore blackface in his opening monologue at a 1993 roast of Whoopi Goldberg, his girlfriend at the time. He also dropped the n-word and ate watermelon on stage.

Whoopi defended him, but the public was outraged.

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8. Kim Kardashian

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8. Kim Kardashian

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After people accused this reality star of darkening her skin color or even wearing blackface in her new KKW Beauty ads, she apologized in a statement to The New York Times:

“I would obviously never want to offend anyone. I used an amazing photographer and a team of people. I was really tan when we shot the images, and it might be that the contrast was off.

“But I showed the image to many people, to many in the business. No one brought that to our attention. No one mentioned it.

“Of course, I have the utmost respect for why people might feel the way they did. But we made the necessary changes to that photo and the rest of the photos. We saw the problem, and we adapted and changed right away. Definitely I have learned from it.”

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Most of us know it’s never not offensive to wear blackface — or yellowface, redface, or any other makeup to resemble a non-white race — but some celebrities have missed or ignored the memo.

Sad to say, Kim Kardashian is mixed up in this hall of shame. Here are that story and seven other celeb blackface scandals.

Here’s hoping the rest of 2017 — and every year after that — will be blackface-free!