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Kim Kardashian Dresses As Aaliyah For Halloween, Black Twitter Unsure If It Should Be Upset

As an Armenian American woman, is it OK for Kim Kardashian to dress up as a black woman?

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Every year, Halloween kicks off the holiday season in a fanciful way.

Most would agree that it’s the most creative holiday of them all, with people transforming into dreamlike creatures and anthropomorphic inanimate objects. The costumes are usually easy-going and fun, but the water can get a little murky, particularly when people begin to dress as beloved, real-life public figures.

Kim Kardashian West found this out when she kicked off her second day of Halloween week (apparently it’s a thing, complete with its own hashtag, #HallowKKWeen) dressed as the one and only “Babygirl” Aaliyah.



Aaliyah is an R&B icon that many black millennials and Generation Xers hold near and dear to their hearts. Even after passing away at the age of 22, over an entire decade and a half ago, many still recognize her birthday year after year. Too, new musicians still routinely talk about the singer’s influence on their music.

So, needless to say, when it comes to Aaliyah, people are very defensive. Black Twitter made that very clear after Kardashian West posted her costume.





But in a surprise turn of events, the majority actually praised or defended Kardashian West's costume.






And a some were just simply confused.



What do you think? Did Kim cross the line and culturally appropriate?


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