Kim Kardashian finally responds to controversial ‘nobody wants to work’ comments
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Kim Kardashian has opened up about the backlash she received for telling women to 'work harder'.
The 42-year-old reality star turned businesswoman didn't hold back when accusing, specifically women, of being lazy, telling them: "Get your f**king ass up and work. It seems like nobody wants to work these days."
The billionaire, who first rose to fame as a socialite, soon faced fierce criticism online for her comments.
On Angie Martinez's IRL Podcast, Kim was asked by the host whether there's ever been any criticism she's received which she's looked back on and felt was 'fair' or wanted to 'self-correct', before mentioning her Variety interview comments.
Kardashian told Martinez: "Yeah, I hear you. When people were expressing how they felt, that was. weird one. Because so many people were like absolutely."
Martinez then explained a conversation she had with her producer where the pair discussed reasons why some people were mad at Kardashian.
The podcast host cited the main reason why she believed people were mad at her for making those comments being because of her 'privilege'.
And Kardashian responded: "Totally [...] So the context in that is I'd just been doing interviews for the last few weeks on people that work in my office. And everyone had all of these, 'Oh I don't want to work these hours,' or 'I want Fridays off,' or 'I don't want to do this'.
"[...] And I was just like I come from a time where we just grinded and everyone that i'm super close with that has built our businesses together, we would just kind of do anything, any job, get it all together, even if it wasn't our job [...] we would just get it done'."
Kardashian also noted that she feels like she has a 'workaholic mindset' and her comments were only made off the back of the interviews she had just seen which made her feel like 'no one really wants to work'.
"Everyone has these like provisions of what they wanted in their job and I just never would have come into a job interview like that. That was different for me, and this younger generation," she explains.
"I think people also took it like it was coming out of covid. A lot of people that really wanted to work didn’t have the opportunities to work, and might not have had the opportunities that I have had and so I saw that and I was really mindful of that," she continued.
"Sometimes people do really want to work their a** off and they’re not given those opportunities and they’re not in the position to do that even if they really want to, so I saw that and I’m super super sensitive to that and if I say something. I just wasn’t generalizing it for a bunch of people, it was just my specific experience."
Whether you feel Kim has truly listened to any of the scathing feedback she received is up to you, but she's at least said she's willing to 'learn something new'.
She resolved: "I think also no matter what phase, no matter what stage in my life, I'm never too above or too good to want to learn something new. I never want to stop evolving or growing. I'm not that type who thinks I know everything."