Kim Kardashian made an appearance at the prestigious Commonwealth Club of California and she called for tighter gun-control laws, encouraged Hillary Clinton for presidency and spoke about Caitlyn Jenner’s transition.
She was there to promote her new book on selfies, Selfish, and her viral video game. However, the reality TV star dedicated more time to answer serious questions about racism and gay rights in America.
Her appearance at the club sparked controversy because it is a place that is marked by more prominent figures such as Martin Luther King, Franklin D Roosevelt and President Reagan.
This is what Kim Kardashian had to say about these very controversial and personal topics:
The Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage:
“Proud of Obama and proud to be an American.”
“If I could do something to change the world… I’m not really a gun person, and we do not have strict enough gun control laws.”
Caitlyn Jenner’s transition:
“We all as a family prayed and hoped that people could understand it. Unless you’re actually going through it, you’ll never one hundred percent understand it. Caitlyn is so grateful for all of that. The reason we wanted to share our family story over it during a two-hour special was to show that every family member will have a different opinion or reaction to something, and that’s okay. Everyone has a different emotional transition to find their own way to support it. Caitlyn has helped me learn to be less judgmental. Through it all, I saw it might be difficult for some people, but that’s still okay.”
“I really do love social media, having that relationship with people on social media, and I really do engage with them. That connection with people wouldn’t have existed without social media. But I do all my social media myself. I can tell when there’s someone in the business who doesn’t do it themselves.”
Her public image:
“I think people still look at me as the persona that’s portrayed on the show. The show doesn’t video my boring work meetings throughout the day. It’s hard when people want to put you in a certain box or a certain way. I don’t pay much attention to it.”
Objectifying women in the media:
“I think women sometimes do it to themselves, but I also think that if you have the power, you can take that power and put out what you want people to look at and what you feel is beautiful.”
“I guess people call me a feminist, but I don’t like to put labels. I do what makes me feel comfortable. I never think what I say is the right thing, but I believe you should do what makes you feel comfortable.”
Teaching North about racism:
“Kanye is very vocal and open with what’s occurred in his own life. And we’ll talk to our kids the way my father spoke to us. I think that when I was a teenager, my father knew or somehow put together that I was going to inevitably end up with a black guy and would make sure to tell me story after story about racial difficulties and how he always fought for the better. We always had friends of different races while growing up. Also, Kanye is very vocal, so I’m sure he’ll have a lot more to say to my kids.”
“I love most the way he loves, the way he creates, and the way he thinks. He’s such a good person and I love how he just stands up for whatever he believes in wholeheartedly and never backs down without a care for how it comes across. He’s taught me to just be me. I really used to care so much about how people thought of me, and he taught me to not care.”