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.
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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.
Gonna use this audio as my alarmMarch 9, 2022
2. Missing the mark
Perhaps someone else should've given this work ethic spiel?
kim kardashian giving business advice: pic.twitter.com/wU7AsCWMtAMarch 10, 2022
3. No paraphrasing
You heard correct, friends.
I thought people were paraphrasing but she *actually* said this. She *really* said it.🤦🏾♀️ #KimKardashian https://t.co/krqZyToKXKMarch 10, 2022
Bartenders are the real heroes, folks
customers at the bar if i so much as take a single second to check the time on my phone https://t.co/EXrssczzxMMarch 9, 2022
5. Uncanny comparisons
Pet owners will definitely get it!
my pup just bringing the heat 💀 #dogs #kimkardashian #work @kimkardashian pic.twitter.com/wDGC2hRI3fMarch 10, 2022
6. Ignoring the advice
Guess Kourt wasn't paying attention.
"Nobody wants to work these days," #KimKardashian said this week. ...Now #KourtneyKardashian and #TravisBarker are out here proving her point?! 🙄🤨🤔 https://t.co/0NaqPA2FKNMarch 10, 2022
7. Permission to take it easy?
Sick day, anyone?
@KimKardashian I don’t feel like getting my fucking ass up to work today…is that ok?!?! #KimKardashian pic.twitter.com/idPutyDOYvMarch 10, 2022
8. -Mariah Carey voice- 'I don't know her'
#KimKardashian, I don’t know herMarch 10, 2022
9. Barney gets it
If Kim Kardashian was a therapist:#KimKardashian #HowIMetYourMother pic.twitter.com/bDl00CIVSlMarch 10, 2022
Memes aside, truthfully, we should be encouraging women to work but not at the sacrifice of their mental health, happiness and wellbeing. Well said.
Did someone forget to @KimKardashian that the girlboss is dead? We’re not grinding to the bone, it’s 2022 we’re demanding our worth and taking care of your emotional, physical and mental health. #KimKardashianMarch 10, 2022
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