Kuwaiti beauty influencer says controversial blackface pictures are make-up 'art'
Earlier in January, influencer Ghadeer Sultan posted a 53-second video in which she appears in blackface, as well as a single photograph.
“No matter where you are from or what you believe in, we are all children of this world,” read the caption of the video. “Beauty comes in all shapes and colours, so let’s love each other and celebrate our unity.”
Both the video and the picture quickly amassed thousands of comments, with many users saying they were puzzled or offended at the images.
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No matter where you are from or what you believe in, we are all children of this world, and we all share it together equally.Beauty comes in all shapes and colors, so lets love each other and celebrate our unity . I love u all , happy new year #happynewyear #happy_new_year #2020
The influencer has defended her use of a series of ‘blackface’ pictures on Instagram calling them a representation of her artistic abilities and claiming it was not her intention to offend.