And no one knows what to think...
Kim Kardashian never fails to make viral news, and whether it’s promoting weight loss lollipops or showcasing snakes imprinted with the Louis Vuitton logo, her actions are nothing but divisive.
This week the 37-year-old made headlines in some of the strangest news ever, as the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star popped into the Oval Office to talk prison reform.
Yes, really. Kim Kardashian visited the White House this week to appeal to President Donald Trump for clemency for Alice Johnson, a 63-year-old currently serving a life sentence for a first-time non-violent drug offence.
Following the meeting where Kim asked Trump to pardon Johnson, the reality star posted the she was ‘optimistic about Ms. Johnson’s future and hopeful that she – and so many like her – will get a second chance at life.’
Like almost everything Kim Kardashian does, her sit down with Trump proved divisive. While many praised her benevolence, some took issue with the power of her celebrity status in fast-tracking a meeting with the president, thinking it should be left to those who are qualified.
Following her meeting with the President, Kim posted a letter of thanks to her Instagram Stories, from Alice Johnson herself. And while uplifting, it proved once more to be divisive as Kim was compared in the letter to civil rights icon Rosa Parks.
‘Dear Ms Kardashian, I am so humbled by what you are doing and have already done on my behalf,’ the letter began. ‘When I spoke with Attorney Shawn Holley and she disclosed the name of my benefactor, I had to take time to process and digest the news that you were the one she had been alluding to.’
The letter continued: ‘There are no words strong enough to express my deep and heartfelt gratitude. Ms. Kardashian you are literally helping to save my life and restore me to my family. I was drowning and you have thrown me a life jacket and given me hope that this life jacket I’m serving may one day be taken off.’
‘There are defining moments in history that have shaped the destiny of this nation,’ she continued. ‘I believe we are part of a defining moment. When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on that bus… that was a defining moment. She was an ordinary woman whose courage ignited and united the heart of America to stand together against a very present evil that could no longer be tolerated.’
‘This is so much bigger than ether one of us,’ she went on. ‘I believe that history will record that Kim Kardashian had the courage to take a stand against human warehousing and was a key figure in meaningful criminal justice reform becoming a reality.’
‘A million trillion thanks!!! May God’s blessings rest upon you and yours,’ the letter concluded. ‘THE BATTLE IS ON!’
Well no one could have predicted any of this.