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Kim Kardashian's Jackie O. Cover Sparks Outrage (Photo)

| by Sheena Vasani

Kim Kardashian West's Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis magazine cover shoot has sparked outrage.

The cover of the September 2017 issue of The Interview shows Kardashian dressed like Onassis, sitting next to her daughter North West, who is wearing a dark blue dress, reports TooFab.

"[My goal was to] capture feminine beauty as an expression of empowerment and self-respect," explained photographer Steven Klein. "Also, to highlight Kim in a chic manner that is retrospective of a time and yet modern."

Kardashian loved the images, reportedly saying she will "treasure this shoot forever."

But the photos generated controversy for a variety of reasons on social media.

For one thing, in the pictures, Kardashian is visibly darker, to the point where she matches her daughter's complexion. 

"Why did we need Kim K to match her daughters skin complexion?" wondered one Twitter user.  "She's your daughter, we know this. We can celebrate diversity."

"This is crazy!" exclaimed a reader on TMZ's Facebook page. "She's not teaching her daughter how to accept herself if she is changing her own skin tone. Everyone is beautiful no matter their skin color."

For another, others thought it was inappropriate and disrespectful that Kardashian was attempting to impersonate President John F. Kennedy's widow.

"I hate when they Jackie O celebs up bc it trivializes the tragedy," commented another Twitter user. "That woman lost her husband, a country lost a president. No comparison."

"She has the nerve to compare herself to Jackie O!" wrote another user. "One of the most respected women of our time! How disrespectful."

Others defended Kardashian.

"In this picture Kim looks absolutely BEAUTIFUL!" shot back another. "This is a very appropriate picture to have been taken with her daughter. I would rather see more pictures like this of her than the half naked ones that she usually posts! And her daughter is very beautiful in this picture as well!"

"Ok so 1.- skin tone, don't we hold the magazine responsible they edit it? 2.- a lot of women want to resemble Jackie no one is saying she is Jackie," added a second. "Jackie is the most iconic first ladies if she dressed as any other first lady no one would know who she was trying to dress like. I doubt she is trying to say she is her just looking up to her imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. So many huffy and puffy and reading into every little thing."

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