Many people were outraged at Kim Kardashian after she gave business advice to women that included the claim that no one wants to work anymore.
Kardashian made the comments in an interview with Variety while she, her sisters, and their mother were publicizing their show on the Hulu streaming service.
“My advice for women in business is you just have to do what you’re actually passionate about because if you don’t have passion in it, it’s not easy regardless of how easy it looks,” said Khloé Kardashian.
“And I think people see things with instant gratification especially with social media, that they think it just comes easy to people, it doesn’t especially if you want something long-term,” she added.
“I have the best advice for women and business. Get your f***ing ass up and work!” interjected Kim Kardashian.
“It seems like nobody wants to work these days,” she added.
“That’s so true,” replied her sister Kourtney Kardashian.
“You have to surround yourself with people that want to work,” continued Kim Kardashian. “Have a good work environment where everyone loves what they do, because you have one life. No toxic work environments.
“And show up and do the work,” she concluded.
The comments were not well received by tens of thousands on social media who excoriated the celebrity family.
“Kim Kardashian telling women in business to get their asses up and work the day after International Womens Day has to be the biggest joke of the year,” read one tweet with 60k likes.
“She has no actual talent. Don’t tell us to work until you’ve had a real job Kim. You’re not a role model for women,” read one tweet with more than 4k likes.
“Kimberly, you wouldn’t survive 20 minutes working retail,” read another response with 5k likes.
“Who else thinks Kim Kardashian should WORK on STFU?” read another reply with 27k likes.
“I have the best advice for Kim Kardashian. Shut the f*** up because you know nothing about what it’s like to be anything but rich and privileged,” said another user.
The Kardashians are believed to be worth over $5 billion because of a business empire that includes their popular reality show.
Here’s more of the interview with the Kardashians:
Kim Kardashian’s Business Advice: ‘Get Your F**king Ass Up and Work’”