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Kim K Faces Backlash After Wearing Janet Jackson’s Waistcoat 

Is Kim facing controversy after showing up in Janet Jackson’s waistcoat? Read more

Kim K shows up in iconic waistcoat

Kim Kardashian recently made waves by wearing a waistcoat once donned by Janet Jackson. Kim shared a photo of herself in the outfit on Instagram on Tuesday, ahead of attending Janet’s concert with her mother, Kris Jenner, and sister, Khloe Kardashian.

Kim’s Instagram post, taken in her Los Angeles mansion, showcased her in the historic outfit. To celebrate Janet Jackson’s birthday, Kim also uploaded a photo of Janet in the same attire, captioning it, “For Janet Jackson’s birthday because I’m such a fan. I can’t believe I won this outfit.”


Kim’s collection of historical outfits

According to an interview, the reality show star recalls wearing a dress previously owned by Marilyn Monroe and said she enjoys collecting memorable clothing items “for the energy that they bring.” Read here for more of Kim K’s outfits.

@varietymagazine Kim Kardashian says she's a big fan of owning "memorabilia or pieces with energy from people that I love" and recalls wearing Marilyn Monroe's dress at the Met Gala. #ActorsOnActors ♬ original sound – Variety

About the waistcoat outfit

The ensemble featured a black cropped waistcoat with white plastic detailing down the front, paired with skin-tight black flared pants laced along the waist. Janet Jackson originally wore the iconic outfit briefly in the 1993 “If” music video, and it was sold for $25,000 at the “Iconic Treasures from the Legendary Career and Life of Janet Jackson” auction in May 2021.

Kim faces backlash

Kim’s decision to wear the outfit sparked a backlash on social media, especially on Reddit, where fans criticized her for potentially ruining a piece of music history.

One user wrote, “Kim is not happy unless she’s ruining iconic outfits,” while another suggested she should have replicas made instead of wearing the originals. The criticisms also recalled the controversy surrounding Kim’s 2022 Met Gala look, where she wore Marilyn Monroe’s “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” dress, which some believed she had damaged.


Janet Jackson & her reaction

Janet Jackson is an internationally renowned singer, songwriter, actress, and dancer, known for her work in the music industry and her influence on pop culture. She is the youngest child of the famous Jackson family, which includes her brother Michael Jackson.

Despite the backlash faced by Kim K, Janet Jackson herself seemed appreciative of the homage. She reposted Kim’s photo on her Instagram Story, thanking her with kissing emojis saying: “I hope If gives you as much pleasure as it did me.”

This incident isn’t the first interaction between the Kardashians and the Jacksons. Kim’s ex-husband, Kanye West, previously purchased another piece of Jackson family memorabilia.

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