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Updated on Nov 7, 2018. Posted on Nov 3, 2018

Kim Kardashian Is Facing Backlash After Saying The R-Word On Instagram

She said it after people did not recognize her Halloween costume.

In case you missed it, Kim Kardashian and her best friend, Jonathan Cheban, were Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee for Halloween:

The duo went to Kendall Jenner's Halloween party Wednesday night, where apparently people didn't recognize who they were dressed up as:

"Guys, we are Pam Anderson and Tommy Lee," Kim said on her Instagram story. "Nobody knows who we are here! You guys are all too fucking young. This is so sad."

She then said, "Nobody knows who I am. Yeah! R—arded."

@KimKardashian Here’s a video of Kim Kardashian calling people the R word because they don’t who she is for Halloween. She also uses the word “anorexic” as a compliment. This is not Okay. If you get bullied over mental health or your weight, call 24-hour help hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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Fans were not happy:

@KimKardashian using the R word on her IG story from yesterday is disgusting. And I really liked her. Watched, followed, bought shit, spent like 3 grand on her game. My brother is an ANGEL sent from Heaven and if you use it generally, you use it ALL THE TIME. Done.

SO. NOT. COOL! When you have millions of people's attention why not promote inclusivity instead of feeding the hate-exclusivity machine? The "R word" is unacceptable! - -

One person brought up Kim's history of being problematic when talking about people with disabilities:

@KKWMAFIA @KimKardashian I just want to remind people that Kim Kardashian has a history of making fun of people with metal disabilities, so her apology for saying the R word doesn’t mean shit.

Others said it was a mistake and slip-up:

I cant believe people wanna drag @KimKardashian for accidently slipping and saying the "r" word and people are acting like they never said it before.our society made it ok to say it&NOW wants to make it not ok. Changing your vocabulary sometime takes time. Let her live.

@karahefflefing1 @KimKardashian What's the issue with that word? She said “Nobody knows who I am. Yeah! R----d." That's not calling someone retarded. Big difference. I would find it offensive if she called someone retarded. But that's just not the case here. And I'm not even a fan of here!

Kim did apologize, telling TMZ:

I want to apologize for what I said in a recent video post that is inappropriate and insensitive to the special needs community. I try to learn from my mistakes and this is one of those times. Please know that my intention is always pure, and in this case, it was a mistake. I’m sorry.

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