Fans Are Confused by Kylie Jenner Seemingly Calling Herself a ‘Brown Skinned Girl’ on Instagram
Another day, another Kardashian-Jenner controversy.
This time, Kylie Jenner is the one under fire. The makeup mogul met backlash over the weekend of Aug. 14 due to speculation that she called herself as a “brown skinned girl” in an Instagram post. Given her race and natural appearance, fans were confused by the post and began to call her out online.
A full explanation of the controversy surrounding Kylie Jenner’s “brown skinned girl” post
On Sunday, Aug. 16, Jenner posted a photo at what appears to be her $36 million mansion. The picture shows her wearing a fitted number from Matte Brand with her hair slicked into a ponytail and her tanned skin glowing.
There’s speculation that she captioned the image “brown skinned girl” — a Beyoncé song of the same name that honors brown and dark-skinned women. Screenshots floating around on social media show the image with that caption. However, Jenner’s post currently says, “brown eyed girl.”
After seeing the screenshots, fans poured into Jenner’s comment section to question and criticize her for the caption.
The reactions to Kylie Jenner’s “brown skinned girl” post are heated
Jenner’s post received over 40,000 comments, many of which were critical and hostile towards the reality star.
“It’s the fact that you that it was ok to say brown skinned girl,” one person wrote, earning over 3,000 likes.
“What made you think it was okay to put brown skinned girl? 😂 Lmao,” commented another.
“Please show me where and how you are a ‘brown skinned girl’?? The audacity is repulsive,” said a third critic.
Others accused Jenner of blackfishing — a term used to describe to people who use tools such as makeup or filters to manipulate their appearance and make them look Black.
“Now I see why they didn’t want you in the WAP video,” one person added, referencing Cardi B’s song with Megan Thee Stallion. At the time of its release, fans strongly criticized Cardi B for featuring Jenner, as she and her family have been known to profit off of Black culture, and even launched a petition to have her removed. However, Cardi B defended her in a statement posted to social media.
As of writing, the makeup mogul herself has not reacted to either controversy, as she tends to keep quiet on such matters.
Kylie Jenner’s other controversies
Before this latest round of criticism, Jenner was accused of blackfishing in March when she posted photos with a noticeably darker skin tone.
“This is literally blackface and the fact that this has become normal among non-Black women is so f*cking racist and annoying. I want this trend of stereotyping, mocking, literally stealing faces from and stealing businesses from Black women to end,” one person wrote on Twitter. “You are a white woman. Stop cosplaying Black & brown women, they are not your costume,” another person added.
Her sisters have also been accused of blackfishing and cultural appropriation, including Kim Kardashian West when she described Fulani braids as “Bo Derek braids” and Khloé Kardashian when she posted a picture with a darker skin tone. Like Jenner, they also tend to keep quiet on their controversies.