Kim Kardashian Responds to Backlash Over Her Comments About Women in Business
Kim Kardashian addresses her recent comments on women in business, which have sparked backlash on social media.
During an interview with Good Morning America, Kardashian apologized to those who "received" her "get your fucking ass up and work" comments the wrong way and revealed that her words were taken out of context.
When the 41-year-old entrepreneur spoke with Variety at the top of the month, he shared the "best advice for women in business."
“That statement that I said was without questions and conversation around it, and it became a soundbite really with no context,” Kim told Robin Roberts. “In that soundbite, I came off of the notion in the question right before, which was, ‘After 20 years of being in the business, you’re famous for being famous.’ And my whole tone and attitude changed with the previous question that went into that question about, ‘What advice would you give to women.’”
Kim explained that what she meant to say with her advice was that “having a social media presence and having a reality show does not mean overnight success.” Whether taken out of context or not, she apologized to those who took it to heart, and made it clear that she respects the work women do.
“You have to really work hard to get there even if it might seem like it’s easy, and you can build a really successful business off of social media,” she said. “And you can, if you put in a lot of hard work. And it wasn’t a blanket statement towards women or to feel like I don’t respect the work or think that they don’t work hard. I know that they do. That was taken out of context but I’m really sorry if it was received that way.”
Over the weekend, Kim Kardashian shared a photo of a tattoo her boyfriend Pete Davidson got for her. "My girl is a lawyer," reads the ink posted to her Instagram story. Kim told Ellen DeGeneres that it was her "favorite" tattoo of Pete's.
“Yeah, he has a few tattoos, a few cute ones that he got,” Kim said. “But the ‘Kim’ one isn’t a tattoo, it’s actually a branding because he wanted to do something that was really different. First tattoo he got, I was like, ‘Oh, so cute, thank you! Oh my God!’ Second, whatever, I’m like, ‘Oh, that’s so cute.’ But that’s what tattoo people do, right? They get tattoos of what’s going on in their life.”