Kylie shared in a press release: “I’ve been a fan of Bratz since childhood, and I’ve all the time needed my very own Bratz doll. I’ve beloved each step of the method this previous 12 months in creating these dolls alongside the Bratz crew. I’m so excited they’re right here!”
Nonetheless, the brand new Bratz collaboration was rapidly met with a ton of criticism from followers who questioned why the dolls — which have been designed to look similar to Kylie — had pores and skin tones far darker than hers.
For context, Kylie — who’s totally white — and her household have lengthy been accused of Blackfishing, which is when a non-Black particular person purposefully makes an attempt to look as if they’re Black.
With this in thoughts, a number of followers have been fast to critique the truth that Kylie’s Bratz dolls are visibly shades darker than she is, and took to social media to name her out.
“Why these dolls look Black?” somebody wrote underneath a post that includes a number of side-by-side images of Kylie and her Bratz dolls. “Simply right here ensuring we have been all collectively astonished that she was making an attempt to move this melanated doll as herself,” one other person stated.
“The doll is darker than her in all these pics,” one particular person wrote, whereas another person added, “This don’t really feel proper.”
“Giving Kylie (a white lady who modeled her face/physique round Black girls) her personal Bratz doll (which is an arguably extra City/Black presenting doll) earlier than an ACTUAL Black lady is…bizarre,” one person tweeted.
“A white lady who income from STEALING and abysmally imitating Black tradition…is the primary celeb to have their very own Bratz doll… lol okay,” stated another.