Variety Says That Kim Kardashian’s Comments About “Work” Were Not Taken Out of Context

March 30, 2022 / Posted by:

During an interview with Variety, Kim Kardashian claimed that nobody wanted to work anymore, and that her only advice to women in business would be to, “Get your fucking ass up and work.” After receiving a mountain of backlash, eye rolls, and inquiries about where she gets the nerve, Kim clarified that statement, saying that it was taken out of context. Well, today Variety is the Dakota Johnson to Kim’s Ellen. Because according to Variety, actually no Kimberly, that “taken out of context” excuse isn’t the truth.

Kim claimed that the comment about getting one’s fucking ass up and working, and that nobody seems to want to work anymore, became a clickbaity soundbite, solely because it was removed from the original context it was given in. She claimed her tone shifted during the interview, as she had just come off a question implying her success came easy for her (which, I mean, literally just search her dad’s name on Wikipedia for the answer to that mystery). She sort of apologized to anyone who was offended by the comments and claimed it wasn’t a blanket statement for all women, but that she was really just addressing women who think that having followers on Instagram will lead to overnight success. But, Variety has come to Variety’s defense here. Specifically, editor-at-large Kate Aurthur and Variety’s chief correspondent – and author of the cover story – Elizabeth Wagmeister. Uh oh, looks like two businesswomen getting off their asses and doing the work just came back to bite Kim on the generously-proportioned ass. via Screen Rant:

According to Editor-At-Large Kate Aurthur, the interview video “provides the context to the question, which was: “What’s your best advice for women in business?”

Elizabeth, who wrote the Kardashian story that included the video interview, claims that after reviewing the raw, unedited footage from the interview, Kim’s explanation doesn’t add up. “The question was very direct: “What would be your advice for women in business?” The writer tweeted. “The question about being famous for being famous came after that question, actually.”

Screen Rant notes that even some of Kim’s fans commented on the situation online, expressing that it felt like Kim waited a long time to clarify comments that she believed were taken out of context. Others thought it was tacky of Kim to put all the blame on Variety. And just like Variety’s editor-at-large stated, the proof is in the video. It’s almost like Kim forgot that there was a tape of what she said, which could most accurately show the context in which that quote was given.

Many have pointed out that Kim actually repeats the question before she gives her answer, which kind of solidifies the context in which it was said. And, as Elizabeth Wagmeister points out, the implication of Kim being famous for being famous actually happened after she was asked about women in business.

Hmmm, it’s almost like Kim’s klaim that the kwuote was taken out of kontext is…bullshit? Interesting! It’s not like Kim or her family to attempt to twist the reality of a situation. But someone should remind Kim it’s a little difficult to argue “Taken out of context!!!” when there’s video proof. Kim should know better than anyone that once it’s on videotape, it’s pretty much there forever. Although I guess that doesn’t totally apply to Kim’s experience. Kim is used to a filming environment where she can always ask for a second take if she didn’t think Khloé Kardashian nodded in agreement aggressively enough while they were eating salads.

Pic: Variety

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