The recent backlash that erupted after model Kylie Jenner posted photos of herself on Instagram in what appeared to be skin-darkening makeup, but was actually dark lighting, is not an instance of racism as some purport, but rather an example of ignorance regarding the offensive historical context of blackface. A lack of knowledge and the sensitive nature of this topic have brought this issue to light on a number of occasions in the past several years, clearly signifying that many people remain unaware of what qualifies as offensive.

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