Kim Kardashian has been pictured after receiving rave reviews online for promoting Kanye West’s album Donda, which features a collaboration with accused rapist Marilyn Manson.
Kanye’s estranged wife “didn’t know” that Manson would be involved in his listening party last week, where they both take the stage in Chicago, but she’s been promoting the album on her social media ever since.
Manson and fellow disgraced artist DaBaby are both featured on the song Jail, Pt. 2, which became available to stream on Sunday.
Kim, 40, was seen on Monday dressed all in black with a matching face mask, while keeping a low profile in Beverly Hills.
At least 15 women have accused Manson, 52, – real name Brian Warner – of sexual, psychological and physical abuse, including actress Evan Rachel Wood and Esmé Bianco. He has denied the claims.
Pictured: Kim Kardashian steps out Monday after outrage for promoting Kanye West album despite collaboration with accused rapist Marilyn Manson
Kanye, 44, has been criticized for putting Manson on the map after a review by The Independent noted, “The unforgivable presence of Marilyn Manson leaves a sour taste that no gospel can purify.”
One fan said on Twitter: “Even Kim Kardashian didn’t think that deeply, she’s promoting the album too!”
Another Twitter user commented: “I can say without hesitation that Kim Kardashian is just as problematic as Kanye West for constantly expressing support for his latest album when Kanye has known abusers like Chris Brown and Marilyn Manson on his album.”
Controversy: Kim has faced backlash after showing up at Kanye’s album party with DaBaby and Marilyn Manson (pictured above last week)
Keep quiet: Kim hasn’t commented on the backlash yet, but sources previously claimed she “didn’t know” Marilyn Manson would be involved in the album party
Daily routine: The KUWTK was pictured running errands in LA amid controversy
Others wondered where the reality star stood in terms of her burgeoning career as a lawyer, as she associated herself with a controversial figure like Manson.
“Kim, how can you take the legal work you’re doing seriously, but still get involved when you know Kanye has Marilyn Manson on set?” asked one Twitter user.
While Kim has kept quiet publicly, sources close to the reality star have said she “didn’t know” Manson would be at the listening party.
However, Manson’s PR confirmed after the event that he had collaborated with Kanye on the album.
During the listening experience, Kim arrived on stage in an ivory silk Balenciaga wedding dress, sparking rumors that she and West have reunited.
Criticized: Many have taken to Twitter to express disappointment at the partnership
New Music: The star is actively promoting Kanye’s album on her social media channels
Eye of the storm: Kim has faced some backlash after her involvement in the controversial album release party
After the fact: The reality star appeared on the same stage as Manson, 52, at Kanye’s big listening party for Donda last week
Manson has denied all wrongdoing allegations against him, calling them “terrible distortions of reality” that misrepresent consensual relationships with “like-minded partners.”
Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood – one of Manson’s 15 accusers – appeared in Hollywood on Saturday to comment on the partnership with Kanye.
The actress shared a video of her singing You Get What You Give by The New Radicals, in which the lyrics refer to Manson in a negative light.
Evan, 33, captioned the video: “For my fellow survivors who were punched in the face this week. I love you. Do not give up.’
Critics: Another Twitter user called Kim ‘problematic’ for supporting the record
No word yet: DailyMail.com reached out to reps for Kim to comment on Marilyn Manson’s involvement on the record
Seen: Kim appeared amid controversy as she went through her day in Beverly Hills
Exit: The star was spotted in her $600k one-of-a-kind Lamborghini Urus
She started dating Manson in 2007 when she was 19 years old and he 36, but they finally called off their engagement in 2010 a year later.
In February, Wood named the rocker her abuser after telling her she had been sexually assaulted two years earlier without sharing her abuser’s name.
In a harrowing 2009 Spin Magazine interview – conducted during a break from Wood – Manson talked about the actress.
Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood gave her allegedly abusive ex-fiancé Marilyn Manson the middle finger salute as she sang his name in Hollywood on Saturday
‘The song ‘I Want to Kill You Like They Do in the Movies’ is about my fantasies. I have fantasies every day about smashing her skull in with a sledgehammer,” he said at the time.
His team told the music blog Metal hammer in 2020: “The comments in Spin where Manson had the fantasy of using a sledgehammer on Evan … was clearly a theatrical interview with a rock star promoting a new record, not a factual account.”
Kanye West, who released his highly anticipated album on Sunday, brought out both Manson and disgraced recording artist DaBaby at his listening event, as both can be heard on the track Jail, Pt. 2.