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Khloe Kardashian in race row after sharing black woman's emoji instead of white

 (Image: Twitter)

Khloe Kardashian has come under fire for using emojis that depict a black woman.

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, 36, tweeted a string of the woman doing a face palm emojis earlier this week.

But instead of using the emoji that matched her own skin colour as a white woman, she used one representing a black woman.

And she was then hit by a huge backlash on Twitter, with many users reminding her "you are white" and telling her to use a more appropriate emoji.

One tweeted the same emojis but using a white woman instead as if to correct her.

"[Collective black disapproval]," another Twitter user posted.

A third said: "White people gotta stop using lightskin emojis just because of a tan."

"Who's gonna tell Khloe tho..." another wrote.

Another agreed: "Not the emoji blackface during black history month."

 Khloe is yet to respond to the backlash (Image: Khloe Kardashian/Instagram)

The backlash comes after Khloe was praised for posting an unedited photo.

She posed in her bikini as she proudly showed off the stretch marks on her thighs.

"I love my stripes," she captioned her honest snap.

Her fans said they were "so proud" of her for posting a snap that hadn't been edited.

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