BLACKFACE BACKLASH Keeping Up With The Kardashians spoiler: Kim reveals her heartache after being accused of ‘doing blackface’ in controversial new make-up advert

KIM Kardashian was upset over accusations she was “doing blackface” to promote her beauty line, which launched earlier this year.

The 37-year-old reality star – who is married to rapper Kanye West – was slammed by some social media users for appearing to darken her skin to promote her KKW Beauty brand.

In a teaser for the new episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kim watches some of her own promotional material and tells her assistant Stephanie Shepherd: “People are saying I’m doing blackface.

“I did a photoshoot, there were some people online saying the photos were inappropriate.”

Kim – who has 23-month-old son Saint and daughter North, four, with her outspoken husband – explained that she was particularly concerned by the reaction because it came so soon after she was robbed at gunpoint in Paris in October 2016.

Speaking to her mother Kris Jenner, Kim shared: “I am nervous just because I’ve been slowly taking my time to come back. It’s hard for me to get back out there.”

The star was slammed by some social media users for appearing to darken her skin to promote her KKW Beauty brand

Kim was seen explaining her heartache about the backllash

Kim also admitted the launch of her own make-up brand meant a lot to her, because it was the realisation of a long-held ambition.

The brunette beauty said: “It’s so exciting to do something on my own. Basically, for the past almost decade my sisters and I have always had a licensing deal.

“But going from being a licensee to an owner is such a big deal and it’s so much more responsibility. I feel like this is what I’ve been working for for 10 years.”

Meanwhile, Kim previously claimed that the robbery incident in Paris helped her to grow and become stronger as a person.

The star admitted it hurt more because she was still recovering from her robbery ordeal in Paris
The reality star took to Instagram to address the Keeping Up with the Kardashians episode that focused on the dramatic night in the French capital.

She wrote: “I took a tragic horrific experience and did not let it diminish me, rather grew and evolved and allowed the experience to teach me. I can say I’ve become so much better because of it.”