Kim Kardashian Addresses Viral 'Variety' Interview


| LAST UPDATE 03/30/2022

By Georgina White
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We don't know how Kimmy's going to talk her way out of this one... The viral interview moment where Kardashian gave some controversial business advice to women just won't die. And the story's just gotten juicier after the reality-star tried to excuse her actions by pointing the figure elsewhere. Here's the tea...

For those needing a little catch-up, this all started earlier this month when Variety released an interview with the Kardashian sisters and Kris in the lead-up to their upcoming reality series. When asked what advice she had for women in business, Kim let the tough love flow, snapping: "Get your ******* *** up and work. It seems like nobody wants to work these days." The internet was quick to clap back at Kim, calling her advice tone-deaf and coming from a place of privilege, considering that she had a very comfortable life growing up. Feeling the heat, the SKIMS founder went on Good Morning America to try and clear her name. According to Kim, it was all about her "tone and attitude" in her answer that was the problem. And she blamed the previous question for getting her riled up, which she said claimed her family was "famous for being famous."

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"It was taken out of context, but I'm really sorry if it was received that way," Kim pleaded on GMA, but Variety wasn't going to let her off the hook that easily. According to the magazine's chief correspondent, Elizabeth Wagmeister, the "famous for being famous" question had actually come after the women in business question. "It's not what she claims. I just reviewed the raw footage," the journalist tweeted out. And people catching wind of this on Twitter are not impressed one bit.

"[Kim's] a grown woman, she needs to own her mistakes and grow from them," one user wrote back to Elizabeth's tweet. "How you lie on the company like they don't have receipts?" another added. Yikes. It looks like we'll have to wait for Kim to respond to the receipts. Until then, keep up.

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