Kim Kardashian is used to being on the receiving end of shading, criticism and angry reactions. From body-shamers to people who think the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star is selfish and spoiled, Kim has heard it all, and she often lets the social media backlash slide off her beautifully fit back. In the aftermath of the Manchester bombing, Kim’s tweet offering sympathy to her friend, Ariana Grande, caused a reaction far worse than anything Kim could have expected.
The hate-on reached epic proportions as naysayers came “out for her in droves,” and Yahoo News shared that Kim finally gave in to the pressure to get rid of the tweet. The words that Kardashian tweeted appeared to be harmless and not likely to incite hatred from Kardashian fans and followers.
“Concerts are supposed to be a place where u can let loose & have fun. So scary not to feel safe in this world. @arianagrande I love you,” Kim wrote in one of several tweets about Ariana Grande and the Manchester bombing.
The problem was that people thought the pic she posted was tasteless. The photo showed Kim Kardashian, Ariana Grande, and Kendall Jenner at Kanye West’s concert in Madison Square Garden last September, months before the Manchester bomb went off.
Kim’s tweet was probably only meant to be a way of “sending love and support to help Grande” after the Manchester concert where a bomb went off.
But the “Internet was not having it.” The Twitter explosion of Kardashian hate made it clear that many people believed Kim was grabbing an opportunity to promote herself. One person got pretty intense when they wrote that the Kim Kardashian’s narcissistic personality disorder is disgusting.
— Kookaburra (@KookaburraAU) May 24, 2017
Kim continued to tweet about Manchester and Ariana, expressing her sorrow and offering prayers, but she didn’t respond to the tide of hate coming her way.
I'm praying for everyone in Manchester. This is truly so senseless & heart breaking.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 23, 2017
It turns out that Kim was already focused on something closer to home and way more pleasant to think about than the Manchester bombing. She took down the tweet and instead began sharing about her third wedding anniversary with Kanye West.
“Happy three-year anniversary babe! Thank you for being the best husband and father. I love you so much,” she wrote in all caps under a banner photo of Kim and Kanye “kissing at a pre-wedding dinner at the Palace of Versailles in France.”
Kim shared a pic of the two of them holding hands and walking together while Kanye gazes adoringly at her. “3 down, a lifetime to go,” she wrote in a romantic message that included a little red emoji heart.
3 down, a lifetime to go…❤️ pic.twitter.com/xFcR4Hnv9K
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 24, 2017
Despite the rumors of divorce and turmoil in the Kardashian-West household, Kim and Kanye seem to be more-than-happy together after a tough year. A Kardashian insider said that the two had seen counselors to help them sort things out, and “they have been really working on their marriage and their overall daily lifestyle with incorporating each other in it during crazy and busy times.”
Kim and Kanye both have packed schedules, even if many of the entries on their day planners would be the stuff of dreams for people who aren’t celebrities. From their point of view, however, while they enjoy what they do and the privilege that goes with the lifestyle, it can still be exhausting.
Their decision to pay attention to each other instead of giving too much energy to the bad news of the world might make a lot of fans and haters angry, but it’s the decision they’ve made. Kim didn’t spend time arguing with those who thought the Manchester bombing tweet was inappropriate. She just deleted it and turned back to celebrating with Kanye.
“Kanye and Kim are on a good path.”
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