Kim Kardashian is known for a lot of things — being used as a urinal cake, that ever-changing mug of hers, her notoriously poor spelling and grammar — but never a writer who was able to accomplish and convey connected thoughts about actual things of importance, hence the ghost-writing comment above.
Recently, though, she made an entry on her blog, and the thoughts … well, they’re pretty great thoughts. See for yourself: I feel a responsibility as a mother, a public figure, a human being, to do what I can to make sure that not only my child, but all children, don’t have to grow up in a world where they are judged by the color of their skin, or their gender, or their sexual orientation. I want my daughter growing up in a world where love for one another is the most important thing.
So the first step I’m taking is to stop pretending like this isn’t my issue or my problem, because it is, it’s everyone’s … because the California teenager who was harassed and killed by his classmates for being gay, the teenage blogger in Pakistan who was shot on her school bus for speaking out in favor of women’s rights, the boy in Florida who was wrongly accused of committing a crime and ultimately killed because of the color of his skin, they are all someone’s son and someone’s daughter and it is our responsibility to give them a voice and speak out for those who can’t and hopefully in the process, ensure that hate is something our children never have to see.”
Now, she may or may not have actually penned that herself, and judging by previous internet speak, she barely has a grasp on her ABCs, let alone complex social issues, but it’s nice — and important — that she’s standing up for the meaningful stuff.
We like Kim today — who would have thought?