Kim Kardashian Slammed For Using The R-Word On Halloween
Everyone is talking about Kim Kardashian, but this time it isn’t because of her Halloween costume. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star has sparked serious backlash once again after she called her friends “ret*rded” for not being able to properly identify her costume.
After killing it as a Victoria Secret Angel, the KKW Beauty mogul changed into another costume for her sister Kendall Jenner‘s Halloween bash. Just like last Halloween, she and BFF Jonathan Cheban did a duo/couple costume, but this year they dressed up as Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee, donning an outfit the then-couple wore to the 1999 MTV VMAs. It was epic and they totally pulled it off, however, Kim was annoyed and upset that her friends couldn’t figure out who she was.
Throughout the night, she posted a bunch of Instagram Stories asking people from the Halloween party to guess. But, in one video, Kim disappointingly tells her friend, Stephanie Shepherd, “Nobody knows who I am,” to which Steph freaks out, and Kim exclaims, “Yeah, ret*rded!”
— CHRISTIAN LACROIX (@laxlacroix) November 1, 2018
As you can expect, people who viewed the story weren’t impressed that she used the outdated word, so they took to Twitter to call her out. “Why would you think that word is ok to use? It’s hurtful to people,” one person tweeted, while another added, “Smh maybe you should spend time with people with disabilities that way you can show more empathy towards those that are special needs.”
This isn’t even the first time the Kardashians have been criticized for using harmful language. The latest controversy comes just months after Kim’s sisters Khloé and Kourtney Kardashian were heard calling each other “ret*rded” as an insult in an IG live stream. Khloé later apologized when a fan confronted her about the issue on Twitter and vowed to learn from the incident.
Ugh I hate that word! Why did I even say that? You are a million percent right and I actually greatly dislike when people use that word! I will do better! I am sorry! 😞 much love today
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) July 20, 2018
Kim has not yet addressed her use of the word or backlash from the fans, but the video has since been removed from her IG. We doubt she’ll address the controversy (since she rarely ever does), but hopefully, she’s learned a valuable lesson in all of this. The word is straight up rude and offensive and she should definitely remove it from her vocabulary immediately.