Kim Kardashian took to Instagram on May 23 to pay tribute to the lives lost in Manchester last night. Unfortunately, her choice of photo has her fans and followers in an uproar.
Hours after the devastating event took the lives of 22 people and injured numerous others, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star posted a photo of herself and her sister, Kendall Jenner, hanging out with singer Ariana Grande and model Hailey Baldwin during what appeared to be a concert.
In the caption, Kim Kardashian wrote, “I’m praying for everyone in Manchester. This is truly so senseless and heart breaking. I can’t imagine the fear and agony these parents must be going through searching for their kids.”
“Concerts are supposed to be a place where [you] can let loose and have fun. It’s so scary to not feel safe in this world. My heart goes out to [Ariana Grande]. I love you,” she added.
Kim Kardashian’s writings didn’t seem to upset her fans and follower but when it came to the photo of herself and her sister, many commenters on Instagram called her out for being narcissistic and making the tragedy about herself instead of the many families who lost their loved ones.
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After Kim Kardashian’s post, seen above, was shared, several people weighed in on her photo, and the majority of her fans and followers seemed to be completely put off by the image.
“This whole post is insensitive to the Manchester families and victims… Posting a nice [picture] of her [and] her famous mates partying isn’t really an emotional reach out to humanity is it?” one person wrote.
“Is she serious right now?” another asked. “Posting a picture of her! Why do [you] have to make everything about [you]? This is not about [you]! People died.”
Other commenters labeled Kim Kardashian’s attempt at sharing her condolences “pathetic” and said she was “messed up” for including herself and her sister in her post. Some even accused the mother of two of using the Manchester tragedy as an opportunity to promote herself with a flattering photograph.
“Praying for everyone [and] this is the photo you choose. You’re 100% clueless,” one person noted.
“You chose a great picture to express your condolences.. Always about you. Never the message. When will your time be up? So bored of you now,” another added.
Kim Kardashian was told by many to delete the photo, and while some understood why she shared a photo of Ariana Grande, whose concert venue was the target of the attack, others questioned her need to include herself in the photo.
Kim Kardashian’s message was also shared on Twitter and garnered just as much backlash as her post on Instagram. That said, Kim Kardashian has kept both of her posts online and refused to say anything about the comments she’s received.
In other Kim Kardashian news, she and her husband, Kanye West, were spotted at Disneyland with their kids, three-year-old North West and one-year-old Saint, over the weekend. As fans may have heard, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have been facing rumors of a split since Kardashian was robbed in Paris at the end of last year, but during their visit to the theme park, they appeared to be a happy family.
To see more of Kim Kardashian and her family, tune into new episodes of Keeping Up With the Kardashians Season 13 on Sunday nights at 9 p.m. on the E! Network.
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