Kourtney Kardashian Manages to Offend Two Groups of People With One Image
The Kardashian sisters are no stranger to the spotlight. The reality celebs are often the subject of articles, videos, and even social media posts. But a recent meme has one of the sisters in hot water, and Twitter’s reaction to the Kourtney Kardashian meme is anything but lighthearted. The post in question was first shared on Instagram by Kourtney herself. It features the eldest Kardashian sister donning an oversized white t-shirt, black sweat pants, a pair of Vans sneakers, as well as a fur draped over one of her shoulders. At the top of the image are the words: me after a mental breakdown. And yeah, most of us don’t think it’s funny.
— Kourtney Kardashian (@kourtneykardash) April 21, 2017
While I can certainly see how someone could have made this error say, a decade or so ago (when we weren’t having such candid and public discussions about mental illness) it’s obviously problematic. Despite its 11k shares, not all of those shares were done in agreement to the Kardashian sister’s poor taste in humor. And as usual, folks took to Twitter to air their (very justified) grievances against the distasteful image:
For the love of… Mental breakdowns are NOT something to joke about!
— Arna Rut (@arnarut94) April 22, 2017
Sorry but that doesn't look like a mental breakdown. Looks like white privlage getting ready to go clubbing. Little respect please.
— ???Trippy Dippy (@Billy0329) April 21, 2017
Oh, and then of course there’s the fact that Kourtney Kardashian is wearing a fur.
Many people (even non-vegans) often feel quite strongly about furs. The fur industry can be fairly cruel and considering it’s mostly for fashion, many see furs as wholly unnecessary. Suffice to say, it only added to the critiques of Kourtney’s photo.
Love the Kardashians – Hate seeing the fur. Be a role model for good and stop wearing it please.
— JPetrocelli (@TaylenandKatie) April 22, 2017
— coeurpur (@coeurpur) April 22, 2017
Sick. How would you like it if someone skinned you and wore your skin around? Some serial killers do this, you know…
— GiGi (@gatorgirl277) April 24, 2017
How do y’all feel about the meme? Let us know your thoughts!