The Kardashians, the family of famed lawyer Robert Kardashian, have been internet famous for 20 years now. And thanks to that notoriety, their endorsements matter. For the most part, their endorsements have been for Democratic candidates.
That changed in 2016. While Kim Kardashian backed Hillary Clinton, her superstar husband, Kanye West, supported Donald Trump. That made for some strange scenarios. But during a recent interview, Kardashian claimed that she should have never told her now ex-husband to take his MAGA hat off.
Kim Kardashian made the comments during a recent appearance on Bari Weiss’s podcast. The host asked, “One of the biggest explosions of online outrage that I can remember was in 2018, when Kanye performed on SNL and he wore the red MAGA hat. What lesson, if any, did you learn from that?”
Kardashian answered, “I was very nervous. I didn’t want him to wear the red hat,” replied Kardashian. “I’m not really a rule-breaker, so my personality would be like, ‘OK, you guys don’t like the red hat? I’ll take it off.’”
When Kanye wore a red MAGA hat on SNL, the internet nearly broke.
— Honestly with Bari Weiss (@thehonestlypod) December 16, 2021
The celubutante continued:
“I learned a lot from that situation. No matter what, it taught me to be a little bit more empathetic for people that just want to do what they want to do: freedom of speech! And if you want to wear the hat, wear the hat. I respect the fact that he knew exactly what he believed in and always stood by that. To me, that’s a good quality to have, no matter who is against you and no matter what the circumstances are. I think that it’s just admirable and it’s just a really cool quality. Even if it’s not what I agree with, or even if I would have done it differently, I think it’s commendable.”
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