Kourtney Kardashian Dresses Like Michael Jackson, Earns Internet Ire

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The Kardashians are apparently intent on raising the dead this year for Halloween.

We mean this almost literally.

Earlier this week, we shared a couple photos of Kim Kardashian dressed as Aaliyah, a beloved R&B singer who died in a plane crash back in 2001.

Kourtney Kardashian as Michael Jackson

Kardashian was dragged pretty hard online for this Halloween costume, considering the tragic way Aaliyah died and the fact that Aaliyah was African-American.

Kim, of course, is not.

Hence, the charge of cultural appropriation.

Now, Kim has posted a picture of herself dressed as Madonna, which is random but not offensive. The Internet doesn't seem to care much about this ensemble.

The same, though, cannot be said for her sister's costume.

As you can see above and below, Kourtney Kardashian went out for a night on the town dressed up like Michael Jackson, circa 1991.

Does Kourtney pull off the look pretty well? Yes.

MJ and Madonna?

But is this a wildly inappropriate costume? Twitter appears to be divided.

According to some critics, Kourtney is also guilty of cultural appropriation because she isn't African-American like Jackson was and because she isn't honoring his culture here...

... she's just exploiting it for the sake of a few laughs.

To other critics, it's simply sacrilegious that someone such as Kourtney Kardashian would even pretend to be Michael Jackson.

We're talking about the most famous and popular solo artist all time and then we're talking about... Kourtney Kardashian.

"omg," wrote one Twitter user. "Michael must b turning over in his grave at the thought of this costume."

Adds another hater of the outfit:

"Michael Jackson was a music legend and a father who died in tragic fashion. This is an insult to his memory."

Kourtney Kardashian Selfie Photo

This isn't the first time a member of the Kardashian family or Jenner family has gotten in trouble for trying to take advantage of a dead musician.

Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner were roasted online earlier this year when they sold T-shirts that featured their likeness superimposed over photos of iconic stars such as Tupac Shakur.

It was one of the silliest things any celebrities has ever done, to be honest.

Does Kourtney deserve to receive criticism for this MJ ensemble?

What about Kim's admitted theme of "musical legends" for her many Halloween costumes this year?

Is the Internet making much ado over very little? Or should the Kardashians treat these musicians with more respect?

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Kourtney Mary Kardashian