Kim Kardashian may be a member of reality TV royalty in the United States but her celebrity isn’t appreciated in more conservative parts of the world. The reality star sparked protests in Bahrain this weekend as several conservatives were upset that the “porn star” was opening a milkshake shop in the Gulf Kingdom.
Kardashian was in Bahrain to open a Millions of Milkshakes shop but Reuters reports that at least 100 “hardline Islamic protesters” were unhappy that the celebrity was in the country.
The protesters shouted “God Is great“ near the shopping complex in Riffa before Kardashian’s arrival. One protester told the NY Daily News that “none of our customs and traditions allow us to receive stars of porn movies.” The protesters were cleared out by police in riot gear before the reality star arrived at the store.
Kardashian, who now has multiple reality shows, a fashion line and her own perfume, gained fame after starring in a sex tap with rapper Ray J. Kardashian was able to capitalize on the sex tape and has turned her notoriety into a media empire. Some people, like the protesters in Bahrain, however, will always see her as a porn star.
Protesters in Bahrain weren’t happy about Kim Kardashian’s visit but the reality star had nothing but nice things to say about the country. Kardashian said that Bahrain was “the prettiest place on earth.”
Thanks Sheikh Khalifa for your amazing hospitality. I’m in love with The Kingdom of Bahrain @bu_daij70
— Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) December 1, 2012
Kardashian also opened a Millions Of Milkshakes shop in Kuwait earlier this week.
Here’s a video of Kim Kardashian at the Millions of Milkshakes shop in Bahrain.
What do you think of Kim Kardashian’s fame? Are you surprised that her visit to Bahrain sparked protests?