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Kim Kardashian West is apologizing after facing backlash, yet again, for the way she called out her friends for not being able to identify her Halloween costume.
The “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star, 38, posted a series of videos on her Instagram story Wednesday from sister Kendall Jenner’s Halloween bash, where she quizzed fellow partygoers on who she dressed up as.
Donning a furry hat, tight white corset and bombshell blond hair, Kardashian West and BFF Jonathan Cheban channeled Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee from the 1999 VMAs. However, hardly anyone at the party could tell.
“Nobody knows who we are here!” she said during one of the videos. “You guys are all too (expletive) young. This is so sad.”
In another video, that has since been deleted, the mother-of-three told former assistant Stephanie Shepherd (who recognized her look): “Nobody knows who I am. Yeah! Retarded.”
The derogatory word was instantly met with backlash.
One Twitter user challenged Kardashian West to “do better.” “Retard is not a synonym for stupid. It’s actually an offensive term 2 a vulnerable population of people with intellectual disabilities & 2 those who love them,” @jjjcarson wrote.
@SipicLucija slammed the makeup mogul’s word choice: “That was a really unnecessary use of the word retarded. I think we should all know & do better by now. It breaks my heart and angers my soul when I hear that word thrown around, knowing the pain that it carries.”
@iam_leslie86 shared a similar opinion: “So people that don’t know who you are for Halloween are retarded really!! Smh maybe you should spend time with people with disabilities that way you can show more empathy towards those that are special needs.”
Kardashian West deleted the video from her Instagram account Thursday and apologized for using the word.
“I want to apologize for what I said in a recent video post that is inappropriate and insensitive to the special needs community,” she said in a statement to USA TODAY. “I try to learn from my mistakes and this is one of those times.
She continued: “Please know that my intention is always pure, and in this case, it was a mistake. I’m sorry.”
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