Kim Kardashian West Faces Racism First-Hand on 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians'

In Austria, a white man wore black face and impersonated husband Kanye West.

June 30, 2014, 12:17 PM
PHOTO: Kim Kardashian is pictured on March 25, 2014 in New York City.
Kim Kardashian is pictured on March 25, 2014 in New York City.
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— -- It may be 2014, but Kim Kardashian West still ran into racism when she took a recent trip to Austria, as seen on last night's "Keeping Up with the Kardashians."

In an episode filmed months prior, Kris Jenner and the newly married Kardashian West, 33, travel to Austria to attend the Vienna Ball, according to E! News.

While the place is packed with hundreds of guests and fans of the reality star, who married rapper Kanye West last month in Italy, Kardashian West notices something very unnerving.

There was a man dressed in "black face" and impersonating Kanye West.

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Not only that, but shortly after Jenner and Kardashian hear an interview take place where the N-word is used.

They are noticeably shocked and offended by the comments.

"We need to get the hell out of here," Jenner recalled of their reaction to the event in her video testimonial.

Then on the plane, Kardashian and her baby North West, 1, have to deal with a woman also using racist remarks.

This is the first time Kardashian has ever experienced racism first-hand, she said.

"It's such a different thing when you experience it for yourself," she added.

In May, Kardashian West revealed how being a mother forced her to look closer at and be aware of racism and discrimination in the country.

"To be honest, before I had North, I never really gave racism or discrimination a lot of thought," she blogged. "It is obviously a topic that Kanye is passionate about, but I guess it was easier for me to believe that it was someone else's battle. But recently, I've read and personally experienced some incidents that have sickened me and made me take notice. I realize that racism and discrimination are still alive, and just as hateful and deadly as they ever have been."

She added, "I want my daughter growing up in a world where love for one another is the most important thing. So the first step I'm taking is to stop pretending like this isn't my issue or my problem, because it is, it's everyone's."

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