Kim Kardashian responds to blackface controversy

Kim Kardashian has responded to the allegations that she darkened her skin for a promo picture for her upcoming KKW Beauty launch.

The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star opened up to the New York Times in a newly-released interview on Monday about the blackface claims and said that she "saw the problem" and has subsequently "learned from it."

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"I would obviously never want to offend anyone," Kardashian said. "I used an amazing photographer and a team of people. I was really tan when we shot the images, and it might be that the contrast was off. But I showed the image to many people, to many in the business. No one brought that to our attention. No one mentioned it."

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"Of course, I have the utmost respect for why people might feel the way they did," she continued. "But we made the necessary changes to that photo and the rest of the photos. We saw the problem, and we adapted and changed right away. Definitely I have learned from it."

The controversy erupted at the end of last week when Kardashian posted two versions of the same photo, one of which had noticeably darker skin than the other. Fans were quick to point out the difference and accused the entrepreneur of blackface. See the photos here.

Kim Kardashian's KKW Beauty line drops on Wednesday, June 21.

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