Makeup artist Kali Harlow has drawn inspiration from beauty bloggers, SpongeBob, and fairies for her intricate designs. But when she decided to use a colorful satellite image of the eye of Hurricane Irma to create her latest look, and shared a photo on Twitter, she caused a storm of her own.
The photo got over more than 4,000 likes, 1,000 retweets, and 350 comments, with many people calling her out for being “insensitive.”
Remember in the eye of the storm, God remains in control. pic.twitter.com/Ke01Le7rCH
— Kali Harlow + (@KalElizabeth29) September 9, 2017
Harlow looks flawless, but some are saying it’s an inappropriate time to be posting such a look, as Irma has destroyed entire communities in the Caribbean and in Florida.
millions of people could lose their homes, pets, family and you’re doing a look knowing the destruction and devastation it’s about to cause?
— Leia (@leiajohno) September 9, 2017
U may have had good intentions but why would you think a makeup look abt a hurricane that could kill hundreds of people would be a good idea
— (@veIvetdoIan) September 9, 2017
so u just made a deadly hurricane into a make up look? wtf
— haley ✨ (@simplyykian) September 11, 2017
But despite the negative backlash she received, Harlow didn’t delete the Tweet. Instead, she took to Twitter to justify her actions. She wrote, “Y’all are literally taking my look and twisting it in a way I never thought possible.” Yahoo Beauty was unable to reach Harlow for comment.
After receiving enough heat, she apologized.
Hey everyone I wanted to personally apologize to everyone who I have offended with my latest makeup post, it was never my intentions to hurt
— Kali Harlow + (@KalElizabeth29) September 10, 2017
But it seems other makeup artists are also feeling inspired by Irma.
My version of hurricane Irma look pic.twitter.com/CEiivj9hcR
— MRS.SHOWTIME 2️⃣ (@XoSsamanthaa) September 10, 2017
Do you think this look is appropriate?
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