Celebrities always pull out all the stops when it comes to Halloween, whether they’re musicians or actors or even just reality TV personalities who are mostly just famous for being famous. Heading up that last category, as always, were the Kardashians, who went with a superheroic theme for their All Hallow’s looks, embodying the X-Men comics’ Magik, Mystique, and Selene. It’s admittedly a bit of a weird trio to go with, if I’m allowed to indulge in a little geeky gatekeeping here, but that isn’t why some fans are scorning Kim for her Mystique costume.
Magik, Mystique, Selene pic.twitter.com/82LDMvNc9y
— Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) October 31, 2022
Kim Kardashian dresses up as Mystique for Halloween. pic.twitter.com/z9VfynAba2
— Pop Base (@PopBase) October 30, 2022
Instead, it’s because they’re less than impressed with a perceived lack of creativity after another star, Bay Area rapper Saweetie, pulled off the same character in 2020. “no one should even attempt a mystique costume after saweetie devoured like this,” one fan asserted. There were apparently plenty who agreed, as a post asking “who did it better?” was met with an overwhelming response claiming Saweetie (along with a few joke responses for good measure)
no one should even attempt a mystique costume after saweetie devoured like this https://t.co/h8xsMxDshQ
— virghoe (@georgetterixi) October 30, 2022
Saweetie easily black women do it better https://t.co/QIm5svgz5Q
— Bones 💗’s Abigail BLACKTOBER👻🖤 (@bonesluvshergf) October 30, 2022
Who is Saweetie? To the blind, she is the light. To the hungry, she is bread. To the sick, she is the cure. To the lonely, she is company. To the sad, she is joy. To the prisoner, she is freedom. For the poor, she is treasure. For me, she is everything. https://t.co/yL21ND8xb0
— Gil (@_PapoLuca) October 30, 2022
saweetie you would always be THAT GIRL like look at your sons https://t.co/eqFIuAjaIA
— 𝓫𝓪𝓻𝓫𝓲𝓮 (@_BIG_BARBIE) October 30, 2022
— j (@JV_IZM) October 30, 2022
Listen, in all fairness, there are only so many female X-Men characters to choose from and Bryan Singer’s decision to make Mystique a naked blue lady after decades of that iconic white sheath dress will always make the shapeshifter a prime candidate for a “sexy” costume (cue Cady’s description of Hallloween from Mean Girls). We definitely don’t want to see Kim doing Storm and this year, Rogue was taken. You see the Kardashian sisters are already scraping the bottom of the barrel with Magik and Selene — and Emma Fost aka “the White Queen” might have been a little too on-the-nose even for them.
But music fans on Twitter have proven to be relentless in their drive to find reasons to roast famous people online. Meanwhile, those same Saweetie fans have also been lamenting her lack of posts so far when she’s proven to be the queen of spooky season in years past. And, as for Kim K, maybe next year she can follow the leads of some of music’s other biggest stars and go for a hyperauthentic look with all the resources available to her.