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Kim Kardashian

Viennese 'Blackface' Guy Apologizes

I'm Not a Racist!!!

2/28/2014 9:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The weirdo who came up to Kim Kardashian in blackface at the Vienna Opera Ball -- pretending to be Kanye West -- now claims the entire encounter was a misunderstanding ... insisting he's NOT a racist ... and didn't mean to offend her.

Chris Stephan -- a stand-up comedian in Austria -- just posted the apology on his Facebook, saying he's "incredibly sorry" things unfolded the way they did. He says he's of Arab descent himself, and never intended to be racist.

As we reported, Kim stormed out of the fancy pants ball yesterday after Stephan came up to her in black face make-up, acting like Kanye.

Kim was paid $500,000 to be the guest of Austrian businessman Richard Lugner at the event. Lugner later said Kim was a crappy date.

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46.

wareagle32    

Getting paid to be someone's date? Last I checked its called being an Escort. So now thats how she stoops to make her money? Nasty.

176 days ago
47.

OttawaMan    

You get pimped out by your mother like a two-bit hooker and that's how 'johns' treat you. Like a joke piece of meat.
When are you going to grow up Kim and realize it's not always about making a buck. Have some respect for yourself.

176 days ago
48.

OneWayStreet    

Don't ****ing act like a prositute and then act surprised when you're treated as one.

176 days ago
49.

Sammie    

Kanye West has his "N**r in Paris" song HE DID HIMSELF and this guy asked about a "N**r in Vienna." If you are going to use that language, if you are going to SING A SONG like that...then GUESS WHAT? This guy had every right in the world to ask that question. What a Dumb S**t Idiot Kim is. (Aside from the fact she got PAID HALF A MILLION TO BE THERE and then DID NOT HONOR IT.

176 days ago
50.

OneWayStreet    

Perfect that this happened while she was filming her show so that she can play the sympathy card. Hopefully she did that ugly ass cry face she does so it makes it worth watching.

176 days ago
51.

DWeaver    

There are two things that both parties need to consider.

1. For the people in Europe... if you are going to interact with Americans at a ball or party, you need to be aware of cultural differences. In America, black-face is considered highly insulting. To do that to around almost any American would prompt a very similar reaction... disgust and offense.

2. To Americans and Kim - People in Europe and other parts of the world don't have the same history that we have. While slavery did take place in these places, the idea of using black-face doesn't have the same meaning that it does here. People in Europe, Australia or other areas of the world don't intend to be offensive. They simply don't know our history or the pain associated with their actions. Be willing to explain your position, but don't storm out or be too offended if they don't get it at first. It's a cultural difference.

176 days ago
52.

oleman    

how bout her wearing an "iron cross" on the top of her dress?????

176 days ago
53.

You Wish    

So Kim accepted $500,000 to be a man's date? Next time pimp yourself out where people act more civilized. If you don't like it, STAY HOME WITH YOUR CHILD AND STOP ACTING LIKE A WHORE!! How about THAT?

176 days ago
54.

Livvie     

The guy that paid her should get his money back.

176 days ago
55.

ERP    

Is she working as an escort now?

176 days ago
56.

alwaysstayhigh    

dont apologize you jackass

176 days ago
57.

Barbara    

She was hired as his "date", not just to appear. He does it every year.

176 days ago
58.

Wishbone    

BOO HOO...PMK whored out this idiot for fast money and it didn't go well. People thought she was a whore BEFORE this latest stunt, now they're sure. So classless...this whole family. Oh and PMK...your face is melting.

176 days ago
59.

LK    

Hope the old guy gets his cash back .

176 days ago
60.

Quiet    

The Funniest thing about this is that........................ KIM HAD TO GO TO WORK

kanye dose not have enough millions for kim and agreed for her to go on a date with a very old old man for 500k.

. guess kanyes and kims personal bank accounts are dwindling to the pennies when kim has to go on a date with a man who is too old for even kims mothers

176 days ago
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