Kim Kardashian-West takes her position as a role model sincerely, and saying that part of it is by being responsible with everything that has been done in the past, may it be positive or negative plus not allowing online detestation befuddle her from her objectives.
The star of the reality show talked to “The Associated Press” on Tuesday prior to her speech as a speaker at the yearly Forbes Women’s Summit. The focus of her speech was about how she was affected by online bashing/comments, her brand which has just started, the Paris incident that has changed her and husband Kanye West’s photographic skills, or lack thereof.
Kardashian West told the AP she is mindful of her bashers, but then said that she has a superior message of positivity to share and influence.
“I obviously have made my fair share of mistakes like everyone else, but I hope to never repeat those mistakes, and just learn from what I’ve done,” Kim said. “So if people, or young girls, or kids can look up to just someone that works really hard, and focuses on really what I want, and makes that happen, then you know I hope that inspires them.”
During the early hours of the day, Kardashian West added to that brand as she declared the introduction of her beauty line KKW. Forbes just announced its 2017 list of the world’s highest-paid superstars, and Kardashian fell on the 47th spot with $45.5 million.
Kardashian West has a mixed 180 million followers on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, and has become skilled on each platform for all-out exposure for her overall brand. A simple rule she believed in above all of this publicity.
“The most important thing is being authentic, and listening,” KKW said.
With such number of followers, Kardashian West emphasized she knows there’s gonna be a definite level of undesirable comments, which, of course, bothers her.
“Absolutely it affects me… there could be one or two negative comments that really do affect you, and get to you,” she said. “You know I’m human just like everyone else. Like things do hurt my feelings, but I think that I do have a really thick skin.”
Kim is more worried that many people fall victims to this bullying and online bashing.
“They have this keyboard courage that no one will see them and they will just write whatever and hurt your feelings,” she said. “I know I can handle it, but I just fear for — I do see why young kids and people and teenagers, even get … so hurt and bothered. That is what really bothers me.”
For some cases, Kardashian West has converted the online animosity into reasons for her posts. She answered to repercussion of her being on the cover of Forbes magazine in 2016 with a humble tweet.
“We’ve built this brand, and I’m so proud of it,” she said. “For everyone saying I have no talent, you know, I think I wrote, ‘Not bad for a girl with no talent.'”
She recognized Robert Kardashian, her father that lets her draw strength from her family that enables her to deal with negativity on social media.
“We’ve always been a close family, but I think with everything that we go through, I think it brings us closer and closer,” she said. “We’re the only ones that really understand what it’s like. You can report about it, you can talk about, but no one has really been through it, unless you are going through it with us. And luckily, we have each other. I don’t know where most of us would be if we didn’t have each other to vent to, to lean on, so I think we’ve been really blessed with a big family that all have the same core values.”
“Keeping Up With the Kardashians” has uncovered the reserved side of the struggles of the family into the public, including her former brother-in-law Lamar Odom’s addiction struggles, her brother Rob’s issues with obesity and misery, and sister Kourtney’s shaky love relationship with Scott Disick. Then there’s the conflict in the family after the exposures in Caitlyn Jenner’s book, where Kim came to her mother Kris Jenner’s defense.
The worst that happened however was last year’s Paris robbery where Kim was held at gunpoint. Burglarizers escaped with $10 million dollars plus and jewelry after following her whereabouts and styles in social media. She confesses that incident changed her life. After that, she no longer posts images until she has returned from the event.
Moreover, she obviously hasn’t transmitted her social media expertise to her spouse, artist Kanye West.
With Forbes Media CEO Steve Forbes during his live interview, she made fun of her husband’s skills on taking pictures. She mentioned that she asked him to take photos of their recent Japan trip to share online.
“It was such a mess,” she said. “He was just not the best photographer.”