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US television personality Kim Kardashian (left), her mother Kris Jenner (right) and their host, 81-year-old Austrian businessman Richard Lugner (centre) arrive for the Vienna Opera Ball at the State Opera in Vienna. Photograph: EPA/Herbert Pfarrhofer

Vienna’s Opera Ball, the highlight of Austria’s Eurotrash calendar, reached a new low on Thursday night with a blackface scandal,(...)