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What do you see when you look at this photo of Kylie Jenner? If you answered total ignorance, you're with the millions who were upset by pics posted by the youngest Kardashian-Jenner on Saturday night. But, according to Kylie, it's not what it looks like. "This is all black light and neon lights people lets all calm down," she responded via Instagram. Fair enough.
But, if the silvery makeup and lighting doesn't look like Blackface, what about the photo's original caption which read, "What I wish I looked like all the time." She has an answer for that too...sparkles, people. Sparkles.
Yes, In another world I wish I could have pink hair & blue eyes & covered in sparkles.— Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) April 5, 2015
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