Kourtney Kardashian Faces Backlash For Promoting Merchandise For Kanye West's Campaign
Kanye West shocked the world when he announced that he would be running for the president this year, but his plans were ruined as he failed to even qualify for enough states to be elected as the president. While this hasn't stopped the rapper from urging voters to write him in instead, Kourtney Kardashian is facing a backlash for backing his impossible presidential campaign.
Kourtney showed support for West's presidential campaign by promoting his campaign merchandise on social media, but much to her chagrin, she ended up facing backlash for her action. The Twitterverse erupted with criticism, with one Twitter user stating that they are disappointed to see Kourtney endorsing West for president. The user went on to say that they thought Kourtney was the sane one in the Kardashian-Jenner clan.
Other Twitteratis were more emphatic. A Twitter user said Kourtney using her Instagram account to urge her 102 MILLION followers to vote for West is one of the most irresponsible, reckless, and egregious uses of the Kardashain's family platform they have ever seen.
Another Twitter user pointed out that Kourtney, 41, says she wants a cleaner, kinder, better world for her kids, but on the other hand, recklessly promotes a vote for Kanye West, which is like voting for Trump. The user noted that considering that Kourtney is aware of her platform's reach, she needs to act responsibly.
The controversy sparked when the Poosh founder posted on her Instagram Stories, directing her followers to an article on her website about the best voter merch. "My favorite coming next slide," she wrote in a caption that followed a photo of her sporting a "Vote Kanye" hat.
In the third photo, she drew an arrow that pointed to the hat and tagged her brother-in-law. The aforesaid article on her website also highlights the rapper's voter merchandise among a slew of other nonpartisan items. Interestingly, it did not include a recommendation while the merchandise did.
Although subtle, the sartorial endorsement managed to draw notice and criticism from some of her followers. It is worth noting that the Kardashian-Jenner clan has refrained from talking about West's political ambitions. He first announced his decision to run for president on July 4, and his wife Kim Kardashian retweeted the post, adding an American flag emoji.
Aside from facing a myriad of legal and logistical challenges, Kanye's campaign hasn't really been able to efficiently handle all these issues. On top of that, the rapper's personal behavior negatively affected his marriage, sources told PEOPLE.
Moreover, Kanye has come under fire from netizens to make bizarre statements, including saying that Harriet Tubman never actually freed the slaves and told a reporter that he would run the White House like Wakanda, a fictional country in Black Panther.