KIM Kardashian has slammed blackfishing allegations – insisting "I would never do anything to appropriate any culture".
The 41-year-old has been accused of using elements of black culture – such as wearing her hair in braids and tanning her skin – to gain attention.
But in a new interview with i-D magazine, Kim told playwright Jeremy O. Harris: "Obviously, I would never do anything to appropriate any culture. But I have in the past got backlash from putting my hair in braids and I understand that."
Kim, who is from Armenian descent, has mixed race children North, Chicago, Psalm and Saint with rapper Kanye West, who is black.
She continued: "Honestly, a lot of the time it comes from my daughter asking us to do matching hair. And I’ve had these conversations with her that are like, 'Hey, maybe this hairstyle would be better on you and not on me.' But I also want her to feel that I can do a hairstyle with her and not make it that big of a deal either if that’s something that she’s really asking for, and really wants.
"But I’ve learned and grown over the years, and figured out good ways to communicate with all my kids about all this. I’ve definitely learned over time, and I’ve tried to pass that culture of learning onto my kids too, but then there’s also a history of braiding hair in Armenia, and people forget that I am Armenian as well."
Kim's siblings Kylie and Kendall were more recently embroiled in a blackfishing row.
The duo were accused of purposely darkening their skin tone to make their ethnicity more ambiguous.
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Among the criticism, there have also been those who have defended the family by claiming critics are looking for things to fuel their own agenda.
Meanwhile yesterday Kim announced in an Instagram post that she has finally passed the baby bar as she continues to pursue a legal career.
Kim first revealed her plans to become a lawyer back in 2019 and it has taken her three attempts to pass her exams.
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