You might not want to recall this flashback.
A rediscovered red carpet photo of Khloé Kardashian dressed as a “pimp” with her black friends on leashes for Halloween has drawn criticism online.
The image, which was taken in October 2003, is the subject of a Reddit debate after it was posted on Monday in the thread “Let’s never forget this happened.”
Meagan and La’Myia Good, as well as Malika and Khadijah Haqq, were also on leashes when Kardashian, who is now 38, was criticized in the comments for doing so.
Some readers argued that the founder of Good American was hard to identify, likening her to Pink, Kelly Clarkson, and even Mandy Moore, while others questioned the obvious: Why?
The Kardashian camp did not answer The Post’s request for comment right away.
Does anyone actually understand why she did this? One perplexed user wrote: “I can’t stand it,” and another added: “Can someone explain this nonsense to me? Is Khloe dressed like a pimp?
Seriously, I wonder who thought that was a good idea every time I see this picture. Just why?” said a different user.
“At first, I didn’t even notice that. Due to the fact that she appears so different, I just assumed it was a terrible shot of her. Black ladies were restrained with leashes? another perplexed viewer wrote. Someone else said, “She’s a pimp with her hoes? Wow, that’s really racist.
The matter was addressed by Good, now 40, on Instagram in a message that was afterward reposted as a screenshot on Twitter with the statement, “We forgive you, Meagan!”
The actress commented on the incident on Instagram, writing, “That one time on Halloween when you were young and dumb…and definitely didn’t think 15 years ahead lol smh.” “Welp, errors were committed.”
However, this isn’t the first time that Kardashian has found herself at the center of an online kerfluffle. An old video of her using racial obscenities while defending her sister Kim, who was being harassed online for cultural infringement, surfaced in January.
The founder of Good American stated, “Hashtag fact: My baby is black.” I only like black things, so hashtag. That’s what I’d suggest.
The video was included in a Twitter thread with additional films that appeared to show Kardashian and her family are responsible for “racist and bullying,” according to the thread. In the tape, she also appears to use the N-word.
Stephanie Sidley, a Twitter user who started the conversation and has called for a boycott of Hulu, wrote, “Dear @hulu.” “I will stop using your service if you continue to support and give the Kardashian family a platform. I will never support discrimination or bullying in the way that the Kardashian/Jenner family does.
The thread garnered more than 15,000 likes and 8,000 retweets, yet the Kardashians continued to rule reality television. Variety claims that as of April when the show first aired, “The Kardashians” had the most-watched premiere in America.
According to a Hulu spokeswoman who talked to the source, “‘The Kardashians’ is the most-watched series launch on Hulu in the United States, as well as on Disney+ and Star+ among Star Originals, across all worldwide markets, to date.”