The ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star just shared a video of two models modeling skimpy bikinis on her Instagram page. The post, designed to promote the launch of her summer swimwear line, Salty K, was hit with an immediate negative response about the timing of the promotion.
“Today is the Day?@saltykswim is launching at 3pm/EST I can’t wait!!! So many swimsuits will be coming your way this summer!! A huge THANK YOU to my hubby who helped make my dream a reality. This would not have been possible without you @kroybiermann I love you to the moon and back a million times and I’m forever grateful for you! P.S. I know you guys will love the feel of my fabric ❤️,” Kim posted on Instagram.
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But, one of the first reactions to the reality star’s post was simple, “Love you but maybe postpone the launch… look around. Right now is not best time to self promote.”
The person added, “So know I am not a hater and a full supporter of female-led businesses and small businesses, but today there are more important things on my mind sadly.”
But, as the idea of Kim self-promoting and selling bikini’s online set in, several other people began sending the reality star very angry messages about the decision.
“So tone deaf Kim. You must be too busy photoshopping selfies in your carnival funhouse mirrors to watch the news or read a newspaper. Embarrassing,” one message read.
“Kim what?? Read the room…” another added.
As you can imagine, it is possible the launch date was set many weeks before the tragic death of George Floyd, but several people are letting her off with that excuse.
“Who is in charge of your brand marketing? They should be fired bc NOW IS NOT THE TIME. Tone-deaf,” a fan wrote.
Another added, “Wrong time to post this @kimzolciakbiermann there are bigger issues going on in the world right now this can wait….timing is everything.”
Many of Kim’s fans are asking her to postpone the launch of her bikini line and telling her to use her huge platform at this time to speak out about racial injustice and police brutality.
One person put it like this, “Not the time!!! Couldn’t you postpone! Use your platform to help and encourage rather than gain wealth! And btw this line looks like something you can get a kohl’s what’s so special! Very insensitive! #BLM”
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