Before I begin, let me preface this post by letting it be known that I am not caping for Kim Kardashian. Unlike black twitter, I do not believe who she is and what she does is that impactful on the culture. Does she steal from the culture? Sure. But that’s where it ends for me. And as this is a pro-woman, particularly pro-black woman space, I see no reason to write about every single one of her perceived transgressions against black women. She’s simply not as important as we often try to make her out to be. There, I said it.
Now, having said that, there is, right now, a viral status update that purports to lay blame for Kanye’s recent declaration of love and support for #45, squarely on the shoulder’s of his wife.
The post reads:
And here is the screenshot in the event the status has been deleted.
In the case of Jay-Z, I will not solely credit Beyonce for his change in tune. There are a variety of factors that have no doubt contributed to his different views. His wife, perhaps, played some role in the change, but nobody can force something on somebody who is unwilling to change. Also, can many of us claim that the way we saw the world 20 years ago is the same way we see it today? Growth happens, with or without a female partner.
As for ‘Ye, and Kim…sigh….who the hell knows what he’s thinking and why. However, to suggest that Kim, a Hillary Clinton supporter, has somehow turned her husband into a Trump-loving lunatic is a stretch.
In a 2016 interview, Kim stated,
“…I stand with Hillary. I’m with her. I believe Hillary will best represent our country and is the most qualified for the job,” she reveals. “This year, I’m not just voting for myself, but also for my children, and I took that into careful consideration when I made my decision.”
Kim just recently told PEOPLE,
“Most people (including myself) have very different feelings & opinions about this,” she said. “But this is HIS opinion. I believe in people being able to have their own opinions, even if really different from mine.”
Why are women always looked to to explain a man’s actions? Are we also going to suggest that Camille Cosby is to blame for her husband’s deviant sexual predilections? Nah, this way of thinking is steeped in misogyny. We are not the root of all evil. This ain’t a burden we should be placing on Kim or any woman’s back. We are responsible for raising our children. Dassit. We aren’t responsible for raising our men.
Okay, your turn! Is Kim to blame or nah? Sound off below!
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