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Kim Kardashian West sorry for defending makeup artist who used racial slurs

FILE - In this April 12, 2017, file photo, Kim Kardashian West arrives at the U.S. premiere of "The Promise" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Kardashian West admits that she's made some mistakes in her life, but the important lesson is not to repeat them. The reality show star was one of the keynote speakers at the annual Forbes Women's Summit, where she spoke of her growing brand and how the robbery in Paris has changed her life. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Kim Kardashian West is apologizing after feeling the ire of the internet for defending a makeup artist who used racial slurs several times on camera.

Kardashian West says in a Snapchat video Tuesday that she's sorry for "feeling like I had the right to say 'get over it' in a situation that involves racism."

Kardashian West was trending on social media after defending makeup artist Jeffree Star as an asset to her cosmetics empire despite his history of racist remarks and calling her fans "petty" for bringing up his past. She characterized his slurs as "negative" but said he had apologized for them and she believes people can change.

She reiterated that belief in her posts on Tuesday and says she wants to "move forward and be positive."

A representative for Kardashian West confirmed the authenticity of the posts but had no additional comment Tuesday.

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