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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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It is important to remember that Europe does not have the same history as the USA. The N-word simply does not carry the same stigma that it does in the USA. It is culturally insensitive of Kim K to get so insulted. Not to say European's are guiltless- I my opinion racism/nationalism is worse in Europe it just is directed at different groups of people.

240 days ago

Nobody Special    

I like how Kim says, "I have an Apt. in Paris". to people at that party. Ha, Kayway bought at Apt.
back when he was with Ricky Ricardo.

Kanway has no idea how big a mistake this is going to be.

240 days ago


What do you call someone paid to accompany somebody else for the evening?

240 days ago


White people are weird as hell. Paying someone half a mil for a date? Are you people that lame? Dude in blackface is just another jealous white guy mad that some white chick had the audacity to date whomever she wanted. Oh the horror!

240 days ago



240 days ago

Madelaine J    

People of America listen....nobody but YOU has this issue!!!! All over Europe and Africa these types of jokes are understood for just that...I understand there is a different underlying issue in America -believe me..the whole world knows-but don't put your issues in the rest of the planet! Relax occasionally and leave your baggage behind. You might find the load is lightened

240 days ago


Kimberly, when are u going yo realize ur a complete joke to the REAL entertainment community. Nobody likes u. They invite u to events or u buy your way in and they laugh at u. Your basically the geek walking around with the kick me sign on their back. Please just go away. Your the laughing stock of the entire world.

240 days ago


Wow, you know someone has gotten a little too big for their britches when a KARDASHIAN things she's too good for an upper crust society ball...the other attendees probably are aware that her presence was a joke, sort of like one of those who can bring the ugliest chick to the dance this case, ugly-trashy.

240 days ago

TMZ Superfan    

He looks more like Flava Flav in that get up than Kanye

240 days ago

TMZ Superfan    

Are the Up/Down votes not working for anyone else? I tried to both up vote and down vote 2 different comments and neither would register.

240 days ago


Kim K is a money wh*re. Anyone with her money that hangs with some old rich dude for 500k qualifies for the title.

240 days ago


Kim when are you going to learn lol.. smh nvm you're not ever going to learn you and your fiance kanye are the laughing stock of the entertainment business and its pretty sad that you cant see it... Btw that dress is ugly -_-

240 days ago


She was offended that someone recognized her for the hooker she was being that night

240 days ago


Why aplogize? That's the funniest thing I seen in a long time. Blackfaced guy is hilarious Mammy Mammy!!! Punkazz Kim ran awsy, good, now she knows hoe the Euros think of her raggelee

240 days ago

Larry The Don    

What do you expect when you sell your self for money???

240 days ago
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