The Surprising Reason Fans Slammed Kim Kardashian for These Beyoncé Ivy Park x Adidas Collection Photos

After a rumored feud, it looks like Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian West have mended their relationship.

Rumors have swirled for years that the two women weren’t on friendly terms, with one report claiming that Beyoncé “never gelled” with Kardashian, and a source sharing that the singer thought the reality star “would do anything for fame” and they were “two totally different people with nothing in common.” 

Kim Kardashian West of 'The Justice Project' speaks onstage during the 2020 Winter TCA
Kim Kardashian West | David Livingston/Getty Images

Beyoncé sent Kardashian the Ivy Park x Adidas collection

It appears that things are chill between the two now after Beyoncé sent Kardashian a huge box full of items from the Ivy Park x Adidas collection.

Kardashian showed off the impressive gift on her Instagram Story, noting, “There is literally the most amazing things in here! Thank you, Beyoncé, so much! Thank you, Adidas.” 

Fans seemed to be more focused on something other than the clothing, however, particularly in a photo of the Skims creator posing with the collection.

View this post on Instagram

adidas x IVY PARK unboxing

A post shared by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on

Fans noticed something interesting

While the collection is pretty amazing, some eagle-eyed fans zeroed in on something about Kardashian’s skin color.

One person pointed out on Twitter: “The only thing I noticed was that her hand is white but her face is brown,” while another person commented: “Why are Kim Kardashian’s face and hands two different colors?”

One fan pointed out a number of different shades going on, tweeting: “The base is too yellow, the contour and bronze are way too dark. Her hand and chest are visibly cool toned.”

Many fans defended Kardashian, with comments such as: “Everyone’s face is darker than their body” and “I’m pretty sure everyone’s hands are lighter than their face but… go off.”

Kardashian has come under fire for this before

Kardashian is no stranger to people calling her of going too dark, as she was accused of blackface in 2017 for photos from her KKW beauty campaign.

In December 2019, she again received backlash for her bronze skin on the cover of 7 Hollywood magazine. At the time, people fired off tweets, such as: “Kim let’s get real you gotta fire the people who work for you cause the fact that no one stood up and said that this is black face during the team meeting, the photoshoot, the editing, etc, them people just working for a paycheck. This had to go through possibly hundreds of people.”

Another critic tweeted: “It’s not cool or cute. No I don’t feel honored as a black woman. Some fear us first bc of our chocolate, they hate & mistreat us. And you want to wear it like an accessory? Go rinse off our struggle! Anything for publicity.”

One source close to Kardashian, who was on set for the photoshoot, believed it was the lighting to blame, telling Page Six at the time: “It’s the lighting that makes her look darker in this specific image. There are multiple covers and images from this shoot where the lighting looks more natural.”

The source added: “People are so quick to find the negative in everything and also often forget that she is of Armenian descent.”