Hilarious reactions to that Kim Kardashian Variety interview about work ethic

You're NOT doing amazing, sweetie

Kim Kardashian West attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
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Yet again, Kim K has broken the internet. That Kim Kardashian Variety interview—given alongside her sisters, Kourtney and Khloé, and momager Kris Jenner—is sparking huge backlash. 

Ahead of The Kardashians on Hulu, the famous quartet decided to open up about their next phase of reality TV stardom and took the time to discuss what it's like to be a businesswoman. 

Kim's advice for ladies in the office? 

"I have the best advice for women in business," she revealed to the outlet. "Get your f****** a** up and work. It seems like nobody wants to work these days." 

And with that, the virtual floodgates opened. This probably won't go down in the canon of Women's History Month quotes.



See the Kim Kardashian Variety interview below

Truthfully, this statement would have probably been praised had it come from literally any other source. But given the Kardashian family's generational wealth, nepotism and privilege—the brood is worth an estimated $5 billion in total—the reaction to Kim's dose of girl power has not been kind.

Naturally, memes and opinions quickly surfaced on social media in response to the statement. 

Reactions to that Kim Kardashian Variety interview

1. It makes a good ringtone

"Get your f****** a** up and work" makes for an interesting alarm clock. No TikTok sleep hacks needed.

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2. Missing the mark

Perhaps someone else should've given this work ethic spiel?

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3. No paraphrasing 

You heard correct, friends.

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4. #Bartenderproblems

Bartenders are the real heroes, folks

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5. Uncanny comparisons 

Pet owners will definitely get it!

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6. Ignoring the advice

Guess Kourt wasn't paying attention.

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7. Permission to take it easy?

Sick day, anyone?

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8. -Mariah Carey voice- 'I don't know her'

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9. Barney gets it

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10. Balance

Memes aside, truthfully, we should be encouraging women to work but not at the sacrifice of their mental health, happiness and wellbeing. Well said. 

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