In a recent interview for Variety, Kim Kardashian said these famous last words:
“I have the best advice for women in business. Get your f*cking ass up and work. It seems like nobody wants to work these days.”
The 41-year-old star famous for being famous got extreme backlash from women worldwide, and other celebrities, including Trevor Noah, Jameela Jamil, and Regina Hall, even mentioned it at the Oscars 2022 in a comedy bit.
Kim Kardashian sat down with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts and apologized for her insensitive statement.
The Skims founder said, “That statement that I said was without questions and conversation around it, and it became a sound bite really with no context. In that sound bite, I came off of the notion in the question right before, which was, ‘After 20 years of being in the business, you’re famous for being famous.’ And my whole tone and attitude changed with the previous question that went into that question about, ‘What advice would you give to women?’”
She further explained that her real advice for women in business would be, “Having a social media presence and having 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. And it wasn’t a blanket statement toward women or to feel like I don’t respect the work or [don’t] think that they work hard—I know that they do. That was taken out of context, but I’m really sorry if it was received that way.”
The special featuring Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe Kardashian, as well as their mother Kris Jenner, will air next Wednesday, April 6, on ABC News.