Kim Kardashian wrote an informal essay about her views on racism and discrimination, and it’s… um, well, it’s really something else.
In the essay, which she posted on her website, she muses about how being a mom to a biracial baby has changed her worldview. “To be honest, before I had North, I never really gave racism or discrimination a lot of thought,” quoth Kim. “It is obviously a topic that Kanye is passionate about, but I guess it was easier for me to believe that it was someone else’s battle.” Uhhhhhh. Ok.
She goes on:
But recently, I’ve read and personally experienced some incidents that have sickened me and made me take notice. I realize that racism and discrimination are still alive, and just as hateful and deadly as they ever have been.
I feel a responsibility as a mother, a public figure, a human being, to do what I can to make sure that not only my child, but all children, don’t have to grow up in a world where they are judged by the color of their skin, or their gender, or their sexual orientation. I want my daughter growing up in a world where love for one another is the most important thing.
So the first step I’m taking is to stop pretending like this isn’t my issue or my problem, because it is, it’s everyone’s… because the California teenager who was harassed and killed by his classmates for being gay, the teenage blogger in Pakistan who was shot on her school bus for speaking out in favor of women’s rights, the boy in Florida who was wrongly accused of committing a crime and ultimately killed because of the color of his skin, they are all someone’s son and someone’s daughter and it is our responsibility to give them a voice and speak out for those who can’t and hopefully in the process, ensure that hate is something our children never have to see.
Idk, everyone. I have plumbed the depths of my soul, and I cannot come up with a coherent response. Congrats on recognizing that systemic racism and sexism and homophobia exist in the world? Thank you for joining the fight against hate? [Gossip Cop]
In other Kardashians-dealing-with-discrimination-for-the-first-time-ever news, The Hamptons are not feeling particularly hospitable to Kourtney and Khloe. [Page Six]
Angelina Jolie is on the cover of Elle, looking all beauteous and cheek-boned. In the accompanying interview, she discusses the way in which her life did not match her expectations for herself: “I never thought I’d have children, I never thought I’d be in love, I never thought I’d meet the right person,” Jolie says. “Having come from a broken home — you kind of accept that certain things feel like a fairy tale, and you just don’t look for them.”
And now she is the most in love with so many lovely little children that tabloids literally refer to them as a “brood”! [Elle]
DID SHIA LABEOUF TWEET A PHOTO OF HIS SIGNATURE CORDUROY CAPRIS BEING INCINERATED ON A GRILL????? Or are these some other, less culturally significant pants?
For all of our sakes, I hope it is the latter. [MTV]
- Rihanna‘s Instagram is STILL missing; Instagram itself says that it suspended her account “briefly by mistake,” which sounds like a lie that a very guilty criminal would make up. The case of the missing badgalriri should be the plot of True Detective season 2. [Billboard]
- The cast of Clueless had a mini-reunion. [Cosmo]
- Lil deviant Justin Bieber was pulled over for not using his turn signal. He took a very artistic photo of the cop car. [E!]
- Selena Gomez and Kendall Jenner were at the same party, so they are probably friends once more. You can finally breathe again. [E!]
- Kanye West, who is getting married in like 2 weeks, is not having an affair with a 17-year-old known as Pia Mia. In case you thought that was a thing???? [Gossip Cop]
- Fox canceled Dads, one of the absolute worst shows on TV. [EW]
- “Nobody can stay beloved forever. People are going to get sick of me,” said Jennifer Lawrence to Marie Claire. [Page Six]
- When asked about his brother James‘ dead-eyed underwear selfie, Dave Franco responded, “I don’t know, compared to some of the other weird things he’s doing, this seems like kind of a refined act.” Bless you, good Franco. [Page Six]