Kim Kardashian says there was a massive misunderstanding about her “Get your f**king a** up and work” comment.
Now, in the event you didn’t catch the SKIMs founder’s um… rather tone-deaf remarks about becoming a multi-multi-millionaire, let The Blast inform you.
Earlier this month, the Kardashian sisters and Kris Jenner covered Variety’s magazine cover to dish about their upcoming reality TV series on Hulu, “The Kardashians.”
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The famous family left the E! network in 2020 after 20 seasons of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” and soon after announced they’d be making content for Hulu.
It was pretty obvious why the Kar-Jenner women made the leap from their loyal E! family to Hulu… MONEY!
Kris even backed up what was on everyone’s mind in the Variety interview saying, “Money always matters. I think that anybody would be foolish to say that money doesn’t matter anymore.”
“Get Your F**king A** Up And Work” – Kim Kardashian
During the Variety interview, fans were able to hear from the Kar-Jenner women about the new show aptly titled, “The Kardashians,” and how this show will differ from ‘KUWTK.’
Kim explained that “The Kardashians” showcases different sides of each woman that includes their daily errands, personal education and business ventures.
Speaking of business ventures, the KKW Beauty creator has the best advice for women in business.
“I have the best advice for women in business. Get your f***ing a** up and work. It seems like nobody wants to work these days,” she said.
This statement garnered massive backlash on social media.
One former employee named Jessica DeFino posted on Twitter, “I was an editor on the Kardashian apps in 2015 in LA, worked days nights & weekends, could only afford groceries from the 99 Cents Only Store, called out “sick” more than once bc I couldn’t put gas in my car to get to the office, & was reprimanded for freelancing on the side ❤️.”
I was an editor on the Kardashian apps in 2015 in LA, worked days nights & weekends, could only afford groceries from the 99 Cents Only Store, called out “sick” more than once bc I couldn’t put gas in my car to get to the office, & was reprimanded for freelancing on the side ❤️ https://t.co/mzvnTomjS3
— Jessica DeFino (@jessicadefino_) March 9, 2022
A former employee of the Kardashians exclusively told The Blast that they were allegedly forced to work in the garage in the dead heat of summer.
They were not allowed indoors in any of the Kardashian’s homes while working. They also revealed that if you were not a close friend or family member, you had to wear shoe coverings when entering their homes.
Now, Kim is addressing her controversial statement.
Kim Explains What She Meant By ‘Work’ Comment
The business mogul appeared on “Good Morning America” on Monday, March 28.
While speaking to Robin Roberts, Kim explained that her comments were “taken out of context.”
EXCLUSIVE: Kim Kardashian responds to backlash over women in business comments: “It wasn’t a blanket statement towards women … it was taken out of context, but I’m really sorry if it was received that way.”@robinrobertshttps://t.co/kWY5S6eOU4 pic.twitter.com/C15OoEIJz2
— Good Morning America (@GMA) March 28, 2022
“Well, that statement that I said was without questions and conversation around it, and it became a sound bite really with no context,” she told Roberts. “And that sound bite came off the notion and the question right before which was, ‘After 20 years of being in the business, you’re famous for being famous.’”
Kim explained the question prior to this statement altered her entire tone and attitude.
The question she was asked prior was, “What advice would you give to women.”
Kim Kinda, Sort Of Apologizes For Insensitive Statement
“And 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 work hard to get there even if might seem like its easy,” she explained. “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. It was taken out of context, but I’m really sorry if it was received that way.”
Many people still did not take kindly to her apology/explanation.
“It’s still a no for me Kim! We know the context & it was out of touch! You were born into privilege. A day of work for you, doesn’t look like a day’s of work for millions around this country…” one person replied.
“It’s interesting how she suddenly denies to say something now. It must have something to do with a new show coming up on Hulu,” another commented.
One person noted, “Using ‘if’ in an apology isn’t an apology.”
“Kim’s speaking here was really chopped up. That’s done to make whatever she said sound better,” one critic added.