People on social media have been criticizing celebrities for sharing singing videos, weird memes, and tone-deaf posts of encouragement rather than donating money to help fight the spread of the coronavirus. Kim Kardashian is the latest to come under fire.
Kardashian—possibly trying to relate to other parents who must now take care of their kids while balancing a remote life—posted a photo of her family on Wednesday. In the caption, she asked fans how advice on keeping her kids busy while social distancing.
“What is everyone doing to keep your kids entertained??? As a family we are social distancing but need some fun ideas of what to do! Any suggestions would help!” she wrote.
The problem is that Kardashian and her family live in a massive mansion in Los Angeles that includes a home theatre, an outdoor basketball court, a swimming pool, and other activities that could surly keep kids—and adults—entertained for months on end.
Kardashian has pledged to give 20% of net profits from her SKIMS shapewear line to an emergency response program. But that hasn’t made her immune to the wrath of social media.
Some criticized the post and Kardashian’s display of privilege, prompting Kardashian fans to come to her defense.
“Is it because they are fortunate to be rich and beautiful or is it because they branded their name through television,” one user wrote. “Whatever reason it may be… It’s childish. You don’t like them; stop following them.”
Most of the comments came from Taylor Swift fans who told her to “apologize” and “watch Miss. Americana.”
“Maybe send an apology letter to miss Swift,” one person wrote.
The video showed that Swift told the truth about not knowing West would call her “that bitch” in his song “Famous.”
As the Daily Dot previously reported, after the release of the video, users on social media dragged her for days. It can only be expected that, as more people and celebrities stay home and use social media, more drama and celebrity dragging will ensue.
Last updated Mar 26, 2020, 1:31 pm
Dominic-Madori Davis is a recent graduate of the University of Southern California. She covers the internet, politics, and social issues.