Khloe Kardashian Slammed for 2003 Pic in Which She Dressed as Pimp Holding Leashes Attached to Four Black Women
Adam S. Levy, Daily Mail, July 7, 2022
Khloe Kardashian was mired in controversy this week over a resurfaced photo from Halloween of 2003 in which she dressed as a pimp while holding four leashes – each connected to the neck of a black woman.
The controversial post surrounding Kardashian, 38, resurfaced earlier this week on the Reddit subpage r/KUWTKsnark, which follows the famed reality TV family.
The original poster put up the photo with the caption, ‘Let’s never forget *this* happened.’
For some reason, for Halloween in 2003, Khloe Kardashian thought it was a good idea to dress as a “pimp” and haul four Black women around with her attached to chain leashes. pic.twitter.com/grcdgNqwNB
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) July 7, 2022
In the photo snapped at Avalon Nightclub in Hollywood, California in October of 2003, a then-19-year-old Khloe donned a baggy light blue pinstriped suit over a white tank top with a set of gold chains, one in the shape of a dollar sign and another a circular medallion.
She topped off the costume ensemble with a white hat that her dark blonde locks dangled down from. Each of the women with Khloe donned white corsets with ruffled white shirts over white underwear.
According to The Independent, the women who flanked Khloe in the controversial picture were actress Meagan Good and her sister La’Myia Good; and twin sisters Malika and Khadijah Haqq.
Good addressed the image in 2019 on social media, saying, ‘That one time on Halloween when you were young and dumb. And clearly didn’t think 15 years ahead lol smh. Welp, mistakes were made.’
Khloe, who is mother to daughter True, four, with ex Tristan Thompson, 31, was ripped in the comment thread for the display, as one user asked, ‘Whose brilliant idea was this?’
Another echoed a similar sentiment, saying, ‘Seriously every time I see this pic I’m like, who thought this was a good idea?!!! Just whyyyy.’
Another user criticized Khloe and the four women she posed with, saying, ‘The reality that five women collectively thought this was a good idea, not one of them said maybe we should rethink this,’ to which another person responded, ‘This is the part I [don’t] get. Asking to walk [your] friend like a dog is one thing, but then four [people] being ok with being walked like a dog??? how??’
Others brought up past celebrity scandals involving inappropriate racial references, with one user comparing the shot of Khloe to Ted Danson’s infamous performance at then-girlfriend Whoopi Goldberg’s roast at the Friars Club in 1993, in which the Cheers actor donned blackface and repeatedly used the N-word.
Said the user: ‘O.M.G. this is on par with blackface Whoopi’s then boyfriend Ted Danson did “as comedy sketch” or whatever. I thank God I never done something so cringe to this extent, how do you cope with this when you look back.’
Another wondered why Khloe hadn’t faced any professional consequences for the display, bringing up the controversy surrounding Bachelor Nation’s Rachael Kirkconnell after she was seen in photos attending an antebellum-themed college party in 2018.
‘Omg i- why hasn’t she been “cancelled” for this like Rachel … like what the F*** is this and why is it ok?!?! I f***ing hate these people,’ the user said.