There is a raging controversy over a tweet purported to have been posted by American television reality star, Kim Kardashian describing Nigeria as a disgusting country.
Kim was heavily criticized for taking US$500,000 for what critics say was a ‘flash’ visit to Nigeria on February 14.
She visited Nigeria to co-host a Valentine show dubbed Love like a Movie by Nigerian R&B musician King Darey Art Alade at the Convention Centre of Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos, Nigeria.
It was reported that after some minutes on the red carpet and then the pre-event dinner with several high rated guests, Kim reportedly appeared on stage and spoke with patrons for only 45 seconds and left the venue.
Just when the controversy about her Nigeria visit was settling down, Kim Kardashian, who is expecting Kanye West’s child has been entangled in yet another controversy.
She was captured to have tweeted Tuesday that: “Nigeria is such a disgusting country. I couldn’t wait to leave. lol Scott said their women look like apes and I agree.”
Not Kim Kardashian?
The alleged tweet that sparked public anger
Hours after news about the damming tweet went viral, the celebrity star has tweeted that she did not send any such tweet.
Myjoyonline.com could not prove the authenticity of the alleged insulting tweet as several checks on her tweeter handle – @KimKardashian – did not prove the tweet.
The reality star however tweeted Wednesday that: “I see there’s a photo shopped tweet floating around, supposedly something I said about Nigeria. That was NOT me, or my feelings.”
She added that: “That fake tweet is very disturbing & I would NEVER EVER tweet something like that.”