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People Are Accusing Kylie Jenner Of Wearing Blackface In A New Photo Shoot

Three Instagram photos showed Jenner with dark skin, as well as glittery and with purple hair.

Posted on April 5, 2015, at 12:18 a.m. ET

Several new pictures of Kylie Jenner generated anger Saturday after some said the reality TV star looked like she was wearing blackface.

Jenner posted at least one of the pictures to her Instagram account Saturday afternoon, where it racked up more than 600,000 likes in a few hours. Jenner has nearly 20 million followers on Instagram.

Another photo appeared on the account of Joyce Bonelli, a makeup artist who was tagged in Jenner's post.

Hairstylist Chris Dylan posted a third photo:

The third photo circulated widely on Twitter and appeared to have been posted at one point to Jenner's account. However, by Saturday evening that post was gone.

Jenner could not immediately be reached for comment Saturday evening.

BuzzFeed News also reached out to Bonelli and photographer Marcelo Cantu, who was tagged in Jenner and Bonelli's posts. Neither had responded Saturday night.

Shortly after the photos were posted, Jenner began trending on Twitter and many expressed outrage, saying she had appeared in blackface.

Ppl who don't see a problem with Kylie's photo need to educate themselves. Cultural appropriation is not "art".

What the hell RT @Virtuous_Queen_: Bring your mother fucking cape WE HAVE AN EMERGENCY @DaRealAmberRose

Kylie Jenner wanna be black so bad 😂😂

how is kylie jenner dumb enough to do blackface, post it on IG, with the caption "what i wish i looked like all the time" i need sit down

KYLIE is so ugly this bitch does not educate herself before she tries the black community she's fucking trash.

Yikes Kylie... yeah that kind of really looks like blackface to me... not a good choice of editing imo.

However, others defended Jenner, arguing that her darkened skin did not amount to blackface.

Yall leave Kylie alone damn, let her explore her looks lol

Kylie Jenner wanna be Gold Dust soooo bad.. okay, I'm done. Leave that damn girl alone. She's channeling alien, not Black.

everyone who says kylie is doing black face is an idiot and clearly doesn't understand art, thats the photographers style, smfh !!

people need to relax. Kylie Jenner was definitely not trying to look black in her photo shoot lmao she looks other-worldly.. chill out

there is nothing wrong with kylie jenners makeup for a damn photoshoot. yall be so pressed to be a damn spokesperson & be all deep & shit

Kylie look like an alien in those pics and y'all are calling it blackface. Smh y'all just want shit to be mad about

Because Jenner, Bonelli, and Cantu could not be reached Saturday, it was unclear if Jenner's appearance was the result of makeup, lighting, digital editing, or some other process. The objective of the photo shoot also was not immediately clear.

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.