Kim Kardashian is speaking out regarding the controversial remarks she made regarding women in business.
The reality star appeared on Good Morning America on March 28 where she clarified that the comments she made earlier this month in a Variety profile where she told women in business to “get your f–king ass up and work” were “taken out of context.”
She told the show’s co-anchor, Robin Roberts, “Well, that statement that I said was without questions and conversation around it. It became a sound bite really with no context. And that sound bite came off the notion and the question right before which was after 20 years of being in the business you’re famous for being famous. And I…my whole tone and attitude changed with the previous question that went into that question about what advice would you give to women.”
The SKIMS founder revealed that being on a reality TV show or having a lot of social media followers didn’t make her an overnight success. In fact, the 41-year-old celebrity mentioned having her own struggles while working hard, especially after the negative stigma caused by her controversial sex tape and the Keeping Up With the Kardashians reality show.
She explained, “It wasn’t a blanket statement towards women or to feel like I don’t respect the work or think that they don’t work hard. I know that they do. It was taken out of context, but I’m really sorry if it was received that way.”
Kim and her sisters Khloe Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian together with their mom, Kris Jenner, appeared in Variety earlier this month. Kim shared an advice on becoming successful by building your personal brand on TV or social media.
The mom of four said, “I have the best advice for women in business. Get your f–king ass up and work. It seems like nobody wants to work these days.”
Her comments received backlash by many social media users. One of them tweeted, “Kim Kardashian telling women in business to get their asses up and work the day after International Womens Day has to be the biggest joke of the year.”
Kim explained that her message wasn’t directed at women because she knows how women work hard and how responsible they are in raising their family.
Meanwhile, Variety reporter, Elizabeth Wagmeister, responded to Kim’s latest statements by tweeting, “It’s not what she claims. I just reviewed the raw footage. The question was very direct: ‘What would be your advice for women in business?’ The question about being famous for being famous came after that question, actually.”