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Kim Kardashian, Pete Davidson's appearance at Mark Twain Prize hit by blackfishing claims

Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson made first public appearance as a couple at Mark Twain Prize

By Web Desk
April 25, 2022

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Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson’s first public appearance as a couple at Mark Twain Prize has been hit with blackfishing and cultural appropriation accusations.

The 41-year-old colour-coordinated with her beau for the event in Washington on Sunday as she oozed her charm in a black sequined dress.

However, netzines were quick to notice that the Skims mogul flaunted a heavy tan as she sat beside Davidson, whose late father Rob was Armenian, at The Kennedy Center.

Kim Kardashian, Pete Davidsons appearance at Mark Twain Prize hit by blackfishing claims

Taking to Reddit, the Kardashians fans accused the reality star of blackfishing - a term that refers to someone pretending to be Black or mixed-race.

"White public figures, influencers, and the like [who] do everything in their power to appear Black,” journalist Wanna Thompson coined the term.

"When are we going to pull [Kim] upon the constant blackfishing? She is just unabashedly pretending to be a different race?" one user wrote.

“Her dress is pretty, but she looks really dark. Like chill out on the spray tan,” another fan expressed.