Photo Credit: Jeffree Star/Instagram
Star Posed with Kardashian at her KKW Beauty launch in June.
It seems like the Kardashian/Jenner Klan can not catch a break in 2017. Let’s start with Kendall Jenner thinking she can save the world one Pepsi at a time, then there have been lawsuits filed against Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner with accusations that the two have been stealing fashion designs for their clothing line from black designers, that isn’t much of a shocker.
But, Ms. Kim Kardashian-West might be the most hated Kardashian right now, if she wasn’t already, after telling her fans to let go of racism on her snapchat on Monday, August 14. This whole saga of drama began when a Make-up artist/Vlogger named Jeffree Star criticized Kardashian’s Makeup line
Like most Stans, Kim’s fans were not here for it and decided to drag Star by bringing up his racist past (which he apologized for…after being exposed on twitter). Although most of his racist videos have been brought down, the internet never forgets and brought up some of the things he said:
“I win by having diamond rims, and you win by being a poor Mexican.”
“Shut up, you fucking n***** bitch!”
“You stupid ape.”
He even joked about throwing battery acid in a black woman’s face to “lighten her skin tone.”
Sheesh…if it wasn’t for Jeffree’s LGBT status or his colorful ass wardrobe, you would think these were words coming from a card-holding member of the KKK. But anyway, You would think the mother of two biracial children would mind her business and go on with her productive day. But nope, Kim decided to hop her pretty little self on snapchat while doing a photoshoot and defended Jeffree Star. “Guys, I see you being so petty and bringing up things in [Star’s] past where he was negative, but he has also apologized for those things,” Kim stated in the beginning of the video. she continued by stating”I get [that] it’s a serious deal if you say racial things, but I do believe in people changing, and people that apologize, I will give them the benefit of the doubt and accept that people change and move on.” She then ended the video by stating that she would never defend a racist. “I want to make one last thing clear: I do not defend people that are racist and I am very against it,” she told her Snapchat followers. “But if someone claims that they have changed, I would love to give them the benefit of the doubt and I pray to God that they do change for the sake of my children and my friends.” Well, Black Twitter was not in a forgiving mood and decided to drag Kim by them fake duck lips of hers.
“Good Morning, KIM KARDASHIAN HAS BLACK CHILDREN BUT IS TELLING YOU TO ‘GET OVER’ SOMEONE MAKING RACIST STATEMENTS BCUZ ‘he said sorry,'” one user tweeted, referring to Kardashian and husband Kanye West’s children, North, 4, and Saint, 20 months. Another fan added, “Idc how Kim Kardashian feels about Jeffree Star. His apology wasn’t for her to accept, since his comments weren’t aimed at her. Bye!”
I guess Mrs. Kardashian-West was tired of her behind being dragged all through twitter ( we all know how heavy that might have been) and decided to issue an apology on Tuesday, August 15. In a series of snapchat videos, she states “I really wanted to apologize to you guys and my fans for defending a situation yesterday that I really didn’t know enough about.” she continues by saying “I just feel a bit naïve and I do want to really apologize for me feeling like I had the right to say, ‘Get over it,’ in a situation that involves racism. I don’t really feel like I have the right to speak on that. … I really am sorry and I just want to move forward and be positive.”
Now I don’t know what possessed Kim to even think of telling black folks to forgive racist acts, especially when her and her family are already seen as problematic to a lot of people. But, i would hope that this is a lesson for Kim to learn that for some issues you just need to sit back, relax, and have a tall glass of shut the f**ck up.