Kim Kardashian offered her take on the culture of cancellation and how it fell victim to it and used it as a tool to learn and grow as a businesswoman and as a human being.
The reality TV mogul, 41, spoke to journalist / writer Bari Weiss on her “Honestly” podcast and explained how “ridiculous” social phenomena can sometimes be.
First, Kardashian opened up about how seriously she takes accusations of cultural appropriation, especially when she originally named her shapewear brand Kimono. She then changed it to SKIMS.
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“Even though I know my intentions are good, I never want to take anything lightly,” she confirmed. “In the case of Kimono and the name change, it was an innocent name that the team came up with. But when I got a letter from Japanese officials, I took it very seriously.”
Aside from the major issues making headlines, Kardashian admitted that she doesn’t care about every person’s opinion online.
“I’ll never be me,” she reasoned. “That’s why I think canceling culture is the most ridiculous thing, because I really believe in rehabilitation and free speech. I’ve never really been in canceling culture. culture.”
“I think if we cancel someone for something they’ve done or said in the past, then we’re not inviting them into the conversation to really understand,” she explained. “It depends on the situation. You might not care if it’s absolutely ridiculous. But it’s a fine line. That’s what you asked in the original question: When do you let go of something? And when do you have thick skin without caring what people say about you? “
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“The more I don’t care about fame, the less I care to correct people. I don’t care what people think of me, but there are times when I say, ‘OK, I totally understand how you would feel. how disrespectful that is, and I will absolutely change that. I always recognize the mistakes I make and try not to make them again. This is just how I live my life. But I think if you don’t have these conversations with people, how are they ever going to change something that is right? “
The conversation then shifted to her ex Kanye West’s choice to wear a MAGA hat during a performance on “Saturday Night Live” in 2018.
“I was very nervous. I didn’t want him to wear the red hat. I’m not really a rule breaker,” she said. “I remember other people were around and it became something he wasn’t going to continue on because he wanted to be who he is. I’m very neutral, but that night I was very energetic with him and argued with him like, ‘You have to take that hat off.’ And now in hindsight, I think, why should he take that off if that’s what he believes in? Why can’t he wear it on TV? Half the country voted for him, so clearly of other people like him.