Kim Kardashian let Saturday know via Twitter that she finds the figure Zwarte Piet shocking. She thereby joins a growing group of international celebrities who express their horror at the black-painted Piet.
"This Dutch 'tradition' called 'Zwarte Piet' is disturbing!", Says the reality star. She places a background article that was published by Al Jazeera last year. In the article, activist Jeffrey Afriyie, an advocate of Zwarte Piet and a conflict analyst, among others, speak.
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Kardashian is not the only international celebrity who speaks out against Sinterklaas' black-painted helper. Earlier this week, artists such as Trey Songz and The Game announced that they think the Zwarte Piet character is racist. Rapper Waka Flocka Flame refuses to perform in the Netherlands as long as there is still Pieten in blackface .
"Stop spreading global hatred and separation!" he wrote on his Instagram.