Kim Kardashian clarifies her highly criticised comments earlier in the month, in which she claimed, “It seems like nobody wants to work these days”.
The 41-year-old model and entrepreneur drew intense backlash for her remarks as part of a Variety profile, with accusations that she was out of touch and claims that her own success stemmed from a privileged background.
“I have the best advice for women in business,” Kardashian said as part of the profile. “Get your f***ing a** up and work. It seems like nobody wants to work these days. You have to surround yourself with people that want to work.”
Now, in an interview with Good Morning America, Kardashian addressed the controversy.
“That statement that I said was without questions and conversation around it, and it became a soundbite really with no context,” she said. “That soundbite came off of the notion and the question right before which was, ‘After 20 years of being in the business, you’re famous for being famous.’”
“My whole tone and attitude changed with the previous question that went into that question, about what advice would you give to women.”
Kardashian also clarified, “The advice that I would give is just that… having a social media presence and being on a reality show does not mean overnight success. And you have to really work hard to get there, even if it might seem like it’s easy and that you can build a really successful business off of social media. And you can – if you put in a lot of hard work.”
“It wasn’t a blanket statement towards women, or to feel like I don’t respect the work or think they don’t work hard. I know that they do.”
She added, “It was taken out of context but I’m really sorry if it was received that way.”