Bachelorette host Kaitlyn Bristowe accused of 'blackfishing' as her skin looks darker than usual in filtered new photo
THE Bachelorette host Kaitlyn Bristowe was accused of “blackfishing.”
Fans of the 36-year-old think her skin looks darker than usual in a new filtered photo.
Kaitlyn took to Instagram on Sunday to share a selfie, which showed off a fully done face of professionally done makeup.
The Bachelorette alum appeared to have darker skin than usual, while her hair was held back with two clips to give her followers a clear look at her skin tone.
She captioned the filtered snap: “Just a hint of glam 😉 @emmawillishmu”
While many of Kaitlyn’s fans and followers took to the comments section to praise the Bachelorette star, others accused her of “blackfishing.”
One person commented: “I’m perplexed to say the least. Also we’re verging on blackfishing.”
Another said she looked “ridiculous,” as a third wrote: “You changed your race haha.”
An additional Instagram user chimed in: “This. Doesn’t. Even look like u.”
A following person commented: "You don't look like yourself!! STOP!!!”
'LEARN FROM MISTAKES'
Others insisted the TV personality educate herself on how problematic blackfishing is, as one person wrote: “You’ve said you’re open to learning from mistakes. So I mean this kindly when I say, PLEASE look up Blackfishing. Because that is what you’re doing here.”
Another person blamed the filter, writing: “This filter is literally insane.”
A following person agreed, writing: “If we keep using these many photo filters, folks are going to forget what real people look like :(“
The backlash continued as another one of Kaitlyn’s followers wrote: “Yikes…no.”
The negative response to the recent photo is not the first time Kaitlyn has been called out for changing her appearance.
Back in June, the Bachelorette host admitted to getting a brow lift and lip fillers after fans claimed she looks unrecognizable from her early days on the ABC show.
She addressed the follower, tweeting: "6 years since I was on the show, Browlift, brow micro-blading, got my teeth bonded, some filler in my lips, aging, darker hair, and I finally learned how to contour. Oh and I put on some weight."
Kaitlyn also shut down a troll after they claimed she "looks like a man" following all of her procedures.
"Out of all the nasty tweets I get, this one is the funniest," she shot back.
FEELING THE PRESSURE
Kaitlyn previously admitted feeling "pressure" from being in the spotlight and confessed to indulging in procedures like Botox and fillers to enhance her appearance.
Although the Bachelorette star had previously denied any rumors of invasive plastic surgeries, she took to social media to explain her past work.
She confessed: “I’m at a plastic surgeon office, so took advantage of the blue photo backdrop.
“Everyone seems to think I always go under the knife for surgery, but I haven’t till now.
“Finally. I can share with you guys. I’m getting my ear lobes fixed. Wearing too many heavy earrings over the years can really pull the hole down so we’re gonna cut it and stitch it back up so I can rock some hooooooops.
“The process takes 15 mins. Haha. K love you guys bye!!”
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