Kim Kardashian-West has defended makeup artist Jeffree Star for criticizing her (video below).
After Kardashian-West showed off her new KKW-band makeup with swatches on her skin, she received criticism from Star, who wrote: "Umm ... Kim what is going on with those new swatches?? Looks like chalk."
The beauty blogger's comments have sparked controversy among Kardashian-West's fans, Daily Mail reports.
Many fans brought up racist comments that Star has made in the past. The makeup artist has been filmed using racial epithets and slurs in the past, according to New York Daily News.
Kardashian-West, who is married to rapper Kanye West, decided to respond to the controversy in a series of Snapchat posts. She assured fans she was "learning how to swatch," a technique for testing make-up by applying a sample to the skin.
"I want you guys to see this pimple here," said the reality star. "You're stressing me the f**k out. Okay guys, I get it, I didn't know how to f**kin swatch powders before at the beginning. I'm learning. You're stressing me the f**k out."
"You'll be pleasantly surprised," she added. "I'm not worried."
Kardashian-West defended Star's comments about her swatches, saying that his criticisms helped her improve.
"I see that my fans are totally hating on someone like Jeffree Star for being honest about my struggle swatches," she said. "But because of his remarks I'm learning."
Kardashian-West went into more detail about her stance on Star:
Guys, I see you being so petty, bringing up things in his past where he was negative. But he's also apologized for those things and I get that it's a serious deal if you say racial things but I do believe in people changing and people that apologize, I will give them the benefit of the doubt. I know better than anyone that I hate when people bring up my past or mistakes that I've made in the past, so let him live. I welcome honest comments about my products and because of it, I'm swatching better now. So everyone get off his a**, let's not be so negative, we're all in this together. There's room for all of us. Love you Jeffree!
Kardashian-West's fans on social media criticized her defense of Star.
"This was ill-advised," wrote one user on Twitter. "Also, folks gotta stop abusing the word 'negative.' You meant racist. Just plain old racist. Say that."
"It's not like Jeffree Star was a kid/teenager making those racial slurs," added another user. "He was a full grown man shouting at people in the street."
"I do believe that people can change," wrote another, "but the thing is in my eyes Jeffree Star hasn't."