Kim Kardashian says being on reality TV ‘doesn’t open doors’ in latest episode of The Kardashians.
In the episode “We’re Built for This”, obtained in advance by PleasemynewsKardashian sat down with sisters Khloé Kardashian and Kendall Jenner to discuss the backlash she suffered after an interview with Variety.
In March, the SKKN and Skims founder, who has four children with ex-husband Kanye West, told the magazine, “I have the best advice for women in business. Get moving and work. It seems like if no one wanted to work these days.”
People were quick to criticize Kardashian’s remarks as “tone-deaf” from someone born into wealth. However, she fought back during lunch with her sisters.
“There’s so much going on because of this Variety interview, and it’s like, I said what I said about working people. Do I believe it? yes I believe in hard work to achieve this, but I was so blinded by people’s anger,” Kardashian said.
“Enough people have been triggered, so I want to be accountable and understand why people feel the way they feel,” she added. “A lot of people haven’t had the same opportunities as us.”
Khloé Kardashian agreed, saying, “Oh my god, sure. We had some great opportunities, but also, you worked.”
In a separate confessional, Khloé Kardashian, who co-founded fashion brand Good American, said, “People would crucify her regardless.
“They’re always going to say, ‘Well, what do you know? You were born with a silver spoon in your mouth. It’s frustrating when the world doesn’t want to see you for who you are and always wants to make what you say a personal attack.”
Koko concluded, “It’s the right message, the wrong messenger.”
During lunch with her sisters, Kim Kardashian explained that their mother, Kris Jenner, had to sell her house in Hidden Hills because she couldn’t afford it.
“Mom really started her career and made money at 50,” she said. “I saw her working hard and figuring it out – getting her agent’s license, getting a manager’s license. It really inspired me to work.”
She added that people “assume everything is handed to me on a TV show. But being on a reality show, let alone a reality girl with a sex tape, doesn’t open doors. And so, I always felt like I had to work harder and harder to be taken seriously and for people to forget my past.”
The sex tape, released in 2007 under the title kim kardashian superstar, showed it with Ray J, who was her boyfriend from 2002 to 2006. It was reportedly filmed in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in 2004. Ray J has since claimed that Kris Jenner orchestrated the release of the tape, which which she denies.
Season 2 of The Kardashians premiered on September 22. New episodes air weekly on Thursdays.