Kim Kardashian faced a backlash from fans after she transformed herself into the Virgin Mary for her new Kimoji.

The reality TV star, 38, was branded “disgusting” for the “disrespectful” emoji which sees her face superimposed onto the mother of Christ.

The moving image, which turns psychedelic, is surrounded by a fiery halo and a wreath of flowers.

Followers quickly vented their anger at theKeeping Up With the Kardashian star, who is a Christian, and accused her of mocking religion. Instagram user commented: “You are disgusting.”

Another wrote: “This is a disgrace you’re trying to make money from our faith. No you aren’t a virgin no Kanye [West] is not a God. Are you trying to start your own religion . 100% disrespect (sic).”

A third posted: “What has happened to you Kim??? Are you that desperate for attention that you have to mock a religious figure? You are a disgrace to humanity if you think that this is OK.

“You need many many prayers for your disrespectful behaviour.. If you want to go to hell you’re sure taking the right steps to enter. God have mercy on you…. (sic).”

Others deemed her actions “beyond forgivable”, “shameful”, “extremely disgusting and low”, while another suggested she “should be thrown to the sea”.

Source: UKnews