Kim Kardashian has yet again been slammed for making money off the back of the global pandemic with her new SKIMS face mask range.
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Kim Kardashian is yet again facing backlash...And this time, she has been accused of making money off the back of the global pandemic.
The Kardashians are a media force.They've all starred in one of the most successful realities shows of all time and each of the sisters has a massive influence on social media.
The Kardashian-Jenners are more than just influencers, though.
Especially coming from pretty humble beginnings...Sure, they've always had an element of wealth and fame - but back when Keeping Up With The Kardashians started, the sisters certainly weren't the biggest Hollywood success story.
They've come a long way since then...And more and more, the family are being respected as major players, particularly in the realms of fashion and beauty.
Although it's certainly no secret that the siblings have stirred up their fair share of controversy over the years.
But there's one sister who seems to land themselves in hot water more than the others...
Kim frequently seems to get on the wrong side of fans.For instance, the star was accused of blackface earlier last year by disgruntled fans.
The accusations came after this magazine cover was released:
Her skin had been noticeably darkened.
Whether it was spray tan, strange lighting, or overuse of photoshop, it’s not a stretch to say that Kim is unrecognizable.
@KimKardashian @7Hollywood_Mag @alixmalka @MakeupByMario @peter GIRL WHAT IN THE BLACKFACE FUCK IS THIS??? I’M SO… https://t.co/rAVEsCxMVS— ashley yates (@ashley yates)1576777630.0
Kim has also been frequently mom-shamed.
This picture of her 6-year-old daughter most certainly caused a stir...
North was seen sporting a faux nose ring. The questionable jewelry choice came just weeks after her newly religious dad, Kanye, put a strict ban on her wearing makeup.
(North West, 6, Wears A Nose Ring To Church With Kim Kardashian & Kanye West — See Pics) has been published on Holl… https://t.co/n1GxjJdNZl— Evelinka Könke (@Evelinka Könke)1574096905.0
It seems that Kim can't catch a break...And during the global pandemic, fans have been left repeatedly outraged with the millionaire.
Last month, Kim took to her Instagram story to share her current situation.She filmed herself sitting at her kitchen table with mom, Kris, sat at the other end.
Kim went on to explain what she and her famous mom had been up to."So today is the first day that I'm having someone from the outside come into my home... it's my mom! Social distancing... and we are sitting 6 feet apart having lunch together," she started off by saying.
Kim touched on the fact that exercising is massively important."We went on a walk six feet apart, and it really did make a difference to get out, we just went in my backyard and now that it's not raining," she explained, "but I just want you guys to still be encouraged that social distancing is definitely the way to go!"
"But still stay inside," Kim then suddenly reminded her fans."We've been taking it extremely seriously and I just think everyone really needs to understand that this is temporary - it's not gonna last forever," Kim went on to say. "But take advantage of the time, you know, I've been doing everything from organizing pictures to making my kids baby books... every year I write each one of my kids' letters and I've been able to catch up on those."
Seems fair enough, right?Wrong! It turns out that fans aren't best pleased with this response to self-isolation.
Firstly, fans began to point out the obvious thing...
And that is the Kardashian family's privilege.
@KimKardashian Imagine having a table big enough that you and mom could sit at it together and still be 6 ft apart— Brendan (@Brendan)1584999502.0
Many felt this was a patronizing thing of Kim to do...
And that she was speaking down to the "little people."
@KimKardashian 🐍Oh wow, U r actually doing things that a normal Mom does when she doesn't have to practice Social D… https://t.co/Y62Fp8B61I— Social Media Guru (@Social Media Guru)1585001741.0
Kim's comments are certainly very contradictory...
We are all aware of Kim's underwear line, SKIMS.
Yep, now even PPE has to have a designer label.
Kim took to Twitter to advertise her new line...
And before she knew it, her face masks had completely sold out.
Unfortunately our @skims face masks have sold out today but we’re working with our local partner in LA to produce m… https://t.co/d3N3iH7HdV— Kim Kardashian West (@Kim Kardashian West)1589647002.0
Many parts of the country are now making it mandatory to wear face masks in public so the demand for masks is higher than ever.One SKIMS mask retails for $8 while a pack of 4 retails for $25.
But of course, fans aren't happy...
And a lot of people have had things to say about Kim's new line.
@KimKardashian @skims Rather than profiting from a global pandemic, why not donate those face masks to people who a… https://t.co/e88ht22Kwm— James Wildman (@James Wildman)1589648414.0
Many have encouraged buyers to shop from smaller businesses instead...
As let's face it, Kim is pulling in millions of dollars every month with her business.
@KimKardashian @skims please dont buy face masks from multi million dollar companies. please do buy face masks from… https://t.co/fEHmKBx7HF— the underachiever (@the underachiever)1589647654.0
Many are wondering why Kim can't simply donate rather than sell.This Twitter user isn't the only one who has been tirelessly working to donate PPE to those in need.
And a lot of fans have called for the millionaire to donate funds towards finding a vaccine...Because that is the most important thing right now.
However, many have ran to Kim's defense...
And they have claimed that the reality star has actually donated a lot of her money towards pandemic causes.
@Wildman0603 @KimKardashian @skims They are donating, face masks, helping support at risk families with basic essen… https://t.co/wXXoSVh7Is— Kalliope (@Kalliope)1589649258.0