Kim Kardashian talked about the backlash she faced over her first comments on the Balenciaga scandal and said people will get mad at her no matter what she does.
During the 42-year-old reality star’s appearance on the “Angie Martinez IRL Podcast,” the “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” alum said on Monday that even after she spoke out against the fashion house’s BDSM-themed ad involving children, people were still upset with her, Fox News reported. She said there’s no winning when it comes to cancel culture.
“Even with the Balenciaga thing, it was like, everyone was like, ‘Why aren’t you speaking out? Why aren’t you speaking out?’ And I’m like wait — I’m not in this campaign,” Kardashian shared. “I don’t know what’s happening, let me like take a minute to research this.”
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“And then as soon as I saw what everyone was seeing on the Internet and the reality of the situation, I completely spoke out and gave my thoughts on child porn and completely denounced it,” she added. “But because I didn’t say ‘F*** you, Balenciaga, that’s it,’ people got mad at that.”
“They’re mad if I don’t speak out, they’re mad if I do speak out, and if I don’t cancel,” Kardashian continued. “They’re just mad that if you don’t cancel someone in today’s society then … I know people talk about cancel culture and how crazy it is, but it’s still happening. And so it’s never been my place.”
The “Kardashians” star slammed the idea of canceling people and said, “the whole point of life is to make mistakes, is to grow, and to evolve and be better people.”
“Obviously there is absolutely no place or an ounce to even play with anything with children,” the reality TV star shared. “Like any sexualization of children, there’s like not an ounce of that … should be in our brains and in our society. I get that. I couldn’t have been more clear on: ‘This is horrifying. This is disturbing.’”
“But unless they heard what they wanted to hear, it’s like ‘f*** you you’re canceled,’” she added. “Totally, you definitely can’t win. No matter what, you can’t win. But I’ll still be me.”
As the outlet noted, it is unclear when the taping of the podcast took place.
In November, Kardashian faced a backlash over not taking a stand in the Balenciaga scandal, a brand with which she’s been synonymous.
The reality star finally released a statement about how “disgusted and outraged” she was by the recent Balenciaga campaigns after she initially shared she was “re-evaluating” her relationship with the brand.