Kim Kardashian is the It girl of this decade. Kardashian has inspired fashion trends and has caused several controversies like her nude selfies, her 2014 paper magazine cover, her 72 day marriage, exposing Taylor Swift and much more. Kardashian also has always been very vocal about her life and the lives of her family on her show Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Now the A-list celebrity is using her power and influence to focus on political issues.
On National Gun Violence Day, Kardashian released an essay about her views against gun violence. Of course this is a serious issue as there has been serval mass shootings and no change to stop this. This issue also relates to Kardashian as she was robbed at gunpoint in Paris in 2016. In the letter, Kardashian discusses her disappointment with the lack of progress in preventing gun violence. Kardashian later calls out Donald Trump on contributing to gun violence by saying “in February of this year, President Trump actually signed a bill revoking a regulation recommended by President Obama that would have added 75,000 names of people with registered mental illnesses to a national background check database,”. Just like how she doesn’t hold back when discussing her personal life, Kardashian is unapologetic in her statements about gun violence.
In her essay one statement Kardashian makes that is really powerful is “We have imposed restrictions on a number of constitutional rights for the sake of protecting people in this country, including freedom of speech and the right to exercise religious beliefs, so why is the second amendment any different? Is it more important to protect the second amendment than to protect our own children?”.
While some people think Kardashian is dumb, she shows a lot of knowledge in this essay. The essay is vulnerable but intelligent and helps communicate the serious gun violence issue in the United States. Kardashian could have the country talking again but not because of a selfie but because of her activism for stricter gun control laws.
Besides her essay, Kardashian also took to twitter to tweet about wearing orange for national gun violence day.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 2, 2017