Kim Kardashian’s Aaliyah Halloween Costume Got Some Very Conflicting Reviews On Twitter
Every year, fans look forward to seeing what costume Kim Kardashian will wear on October 31, but this time around, many of them think she missed the mark with one of her outfits. While celebrating the holiday over the weekend, Kardashian dressed as Aaliyah for Halloween, and the internet is having mixed feelings about it. People immediately rushed to Twitter to share their opinions, and although some are cheering her on for recognizing the late "Rock The Boat" singer, others can't believe she even went there in the first place.
All weekend, Kardashian has been paying tribute to legendary musicians through her costume choices. One night, she and friend Jonathan Cheban dressed as Sonny and Cher, and on another night, she and sister Kourtney Kardashian took on Madonna and Michael Jackson's looks from the 1991 Academy Awards. But when she revealed her Aaliyah costume, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star received a lot of opinions, and not all of them were good.
Kardashian revealed her costume in a video on Twitter, showing off her recreation of Aaliyah's "Try Again" video outfit with the song playing in the background — complete with sparkle choker, bikini top, and belt, along with the same dark eye makeup she wore in the video.
People didn't waste much time voicing their thoughts on Twitter, and the feeling about this look is very split. Fans of Kardashian and Aaliyah alike are so pumped about the costume... but like anything Kardashian does, there have also been a lot of negative reactions.
Some People Are Actually Really Pissed
Who told Kim Kardashian to try to be Aaliyah for Halloween?— sav nasty ✨ (@svnnmnr) October 29, 2017
Kim Kardashian is dressed as Aaliyah and I'm ready to whoop someone's ass— Gabriella (@gstrlz) October 29, 2017
I just don't want to see Kim Kardashian dressed as Aaliyah idc. pic.twitter.com/sZSrKea0qw— winter ❄️ (@BIondePrincesa) October 29, 2017
Some of the haters didn't even give a reason for why they're upset about Kardashian's costume — just that they don't want Kardashian to dress as Aaliyah, period.
I need @KimKardashian to name 5 Aaliyah songs off the top of her head. Right now— Bran ✨ (@_LaRay) October 29, 2017
Then, there are others who actually do have reasons, like this person, who doesn't think that Kardashian is a true fan. Unfortunately, Kardashian didn't respond to this one.
Why does Kim Kardashian look like Cher dressed up as Aaliyah??? pic.twitter.com/D1uS1dDeD9— Dope Gal 💁🏽 (@dope_gaall) October 29, 2017
Kim Kardashian looking like she dressed up as Cher dressing up as Aaliyah for Halloween. pic.twitter.com/15rpLP14IG— Jermaine Watkins ✍🏾 (@JermaineWatkins) October 29, 2017
Some just thought that Kardashian's version of Aaliyah's video look wasn't a good one and that she could have done a better job.
Legend or not Aaliyah is a black woman and you’re not. It’s offensive and you shouldn’t push this limit, but ok... 🙄— Blogger Cassie (@LAGrlCrookdSmle) October 29, 2017
On a more serious note, there are others who feel that Kardashian shouldn't have dressed as a black woman at all since she's not black, and are offended, accusing her of cultural appropriation.
But Others Are Totally Fine With The Costume
In fact, some people are more than fine — some of them love it, and a lot of them are happy that Kardashian would put Aaliyah in the same category as the other musicians she's shown love to this Halloween, and that Aaliyah's name is trending because of her costume.
Kim Kardashian did that Aaliyah look! And that's that! pic.twitter.com/8fCjsLooTs— Basic but boujee™ (@slusheye) October 29, 2017
someone explain to me what’s wrong with Kim Kardashian dressing as Aaliyah..... she looks great. pic.twitter.com/i9SI1MwV5s— king mj. 🐲 (@laciloser) October 29, 2017
Of course, some just wanted to comment on how good she looked.
I’m not even a Kim Kardashian fan but good lord....she loves Aaliyah just like the rest of us. She looked good! pic.twitter.com/iQ49QfX54N— Erica Kane. (@RodTheBoat) October 29, 2017
Can’t lie Kim Kardashian slayed that Aaliyah costume 😭— Johnny Boy ☮ (@JohnTheFame) October 29, 2017
I think the reason ppl are mad that Kim Kardashian dressed as Aaliyah for Halloween is cause Aaliyah is precious to most! pic.twitter.com/rBhmWUVhPz— Ari Gold (@Femme_Lethal009) October 29, 2017
This person tried to get down to the bottom of why Kardashian was receiving so much backlash for her costume, and it makes a lot of sense. Aaliyah is beloved to so many people, so it could just be a sensitive spot to see anyone else dressing as her.
There is really nothing wrong with Kim Kardashian 's Aaliyah outfit for Halloween. But twitter said why pass up an opportunity to drag Kim 😂 pic.twitter.com/48MsOJEMAQ— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) October 29, 2017
And this tweet also made a good point: Another celebrity may not have received the same backlash for wearing the exact same costume, so there's a good chance that people are using this as an opportunity to pick on Kardashian for being Kardashian.
There is literally nothing wrong with Kim’s Aaliyah and Cher costumes. Just say you hate her and move on. pic.twitter.com/A0shxYDcom— sᴄᴀʀʏ sᴘɪᴄᴇ. (@drizzyxcole) October 29, 2017
Considering Kardashian's track record with causing a social media uproar, chances are good that she would have created a buzz with any costume she'd chosen to wear, Aaliyah or not. And October's not over yet. Who knows what else Kardashian might wear as Halloween gets closer?