Khloé Kardashian

Khloé Kardashian slammed for old photo as ‘pimp’ with black women on leashes

Recently, a picture of Chloe Kardashian has resurfaced on everyone’s news feeds. It is a picture taken on a Halloween night 2003, with Khloé in her chosen outfit for that year. This is usually an auspicious time for celebrities to flaunt their creativity, but that year Khloé had chosen a rather controversial outfit to parade around in. On a Reddit thread, one person commented: “I’d like this to resurface somehow. It’s in the public’s interest.” Well, Expensive-Block-6034, you got our wish. Everyone is talking about past Khloé Kardashian’s choice of Halloween outfit.

The picture of Khloé Kardashian

Khloé Kardashian has long since been known for the transformation she went through. Having grown up feeling insecure about her appearance, she constantly felt like she was hidden by their spotlight and cast in the shadows. In short, if the family did photo shoots, her sisters were out in the forefront of the scene. And, she always found herself at the back. Furthermore, they were given multiple wardrobe changes, and she only had a few. One year, Khloé decided to make some effort with her outfit. A photograph of her in the full get-up has made a 360. And subsequently, found its way back to the top of our news feeds even though it is many years later.

The picture shows Khloé Kardashian sporting her Halloween costume with a slight smirk on her face. She is sporting a baby blue pinstripe tuxedo that is much too big for her. Underneath the baggy suit, she is wearing a white tank top and bedazzled with a large gold coin and a dollar bill sign on gold chains. Finally, she is wearing a white top hat. In the picture, there are four other young women. Each of them is African American. They are wearing white corsets and frilly underwear. To finish it off, they each have a blue-collar, and a leash that is being held by Khloé herself.

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Khloé Kardashian dressed as a pimp.
image source: Twitter / u/HyaluronicAsshole

This picture could be interpreted in many ways. Some have used it as a reference to compare Khloé’s “then” face with the face she has now. They are trying to see just how much work she has done to her face.

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Not saying that’s better though”

This photograph touches on two very painful aspects. Khloé might think she’s ‘playfully’ dressed as a pimp, but the women on leashes tell a whole different story. Those who remembered the picture commented how they felt it should be seen more as a reminder of Khloé’s level of respect and those who had not seen it shared those thoughts. Since it has resurfaced it has been shared many times, taking another route through everyone’s opinion. Many try to justify her actions, but others are not too easily persuaded.

One person on Reddit commented with their interpretation. Evidently, they have friends who are African Americans, so it must be a respect thing. Regardless, they made it clear that neither interpretation was better than the other.

“I don’t think it’s that they don’t like black people because then they wouldn’t have friendships/ relationships with them. It’s that they don’t RESPECT black people,” said SpecialFuzzy1922. “But, I’m not saying that’s better tho”

Another comment read: “This picture comes up so often and I’m shook every single time. The fact that EVERYONE thought this was a good idea is wild.”

Another disgusted comment read: “Does anyone legit know why she did this? I can’t handle it.” And finally, “I didn’t even see that at first. I just thought it was a bad photo of her because she looks so different. She had black women on leashes?” Not only did they see the outfit as outrageous, but they noticed how different Khloé’s face looks from back then to now.

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Some Comments were empathizing Khloé Kardashian’s companions in the picture

Khloé has made statements about her outfit choice. She has been candid about having made a mistake on that particular Halloween by choosing to dress that way. However, this does not take the picture and erase it. Some people commented on their disgust for Khloé, and others commented on the shame they felt for the African American women on leashes. They had chosen to be in the picture and wearing that collar and leash.

One comment by @4550955 read: “Tbh it’s more embarrassing for the Black Woman in the photo who should’ve just said fuck that to this. I’m certain they would prefer this photo stopped popping up or at least the courtesy of being chopped out of the picture. You think you’re shaming Khloé but she doesn’t care and her fans use the BW in the picture to excuse her behavior. Personally, I’ve seen this enough that I’m happy to forget. Pretty sure Megan Good said she wanted to forget.”

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  1. Khloe Kardashian criticised over resurfaced Halloween photo showing her posing with Black women on leashes.” The Independent. Amber Reiken. July 7, 2022.
  2. Khloé Kardashian slammed for old photo as ‘pimp’ with black women on leashes.NY Post. Brooke Kato. July 6, 2022
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