Kim Kardashian apologized for comments she made about women in business, saying they had become a “soundbite out of context.”
The reality star said her comments were “not a blanket statement” and didn’t want people to feel she disrespected other women’s hard work.
Kardashian, 41, previously said her advice to women in business is to “get your damn ass up and work,” which drew backlash online from many who commented on her privilege.
The comments were even noted at the 94th Academy Awards on Sunday, when hosts Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes told the audience they had to “work harder”.
In a clip from the upcoming documentary about the family, Kardashian says, “I’ve got the best advice for women in business: get your damn ass up and work.”
She continues, “It seems nobody wants to work these days, you have to surround yourself with people who want to work.”
To clarify the remarks in an interview with Good Morning America, Kardashian said, “That statement I said was without questions and conversation and became a soundbite with no context.
“I came from the performance and the question right before it, which was, ‘After 20 years in the business, you’re famous for being famous.’
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“My whole tone and attitude changed with the previous question going into this question about what advice (I) would give to women.
“The advice I would give is that … having a social media presence and being on a reality show doesn’t mean overnight success.
“You have to work really hard to get there, even though it seems like it’s easy and you can build a really successful business with social media.
“And you can if you put in a lot of hard work, and it wasn’t a blanket statement to women or feeling like I don’t respect the work or believing they don’t work hard. I know they do.”
She added, “It was taken out of context but I’m really sorry if it was taken that way.”
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