Kourtney Kardashian was called ‘’reckless’’—among other words—after she attempted to show support for her brother-in-law Kanye West, ahead of the U.S. presidential election. Yikes.
So, the story was, the reality show star took to her Instagram Story to post a selfie of herself rocking a “Vote Kanye” hat—and even provided a swipe-up link to buy the $40 hat from Kanye’s 2020 presidential campaign website. And immediately, fans were shaken by Kourtney’s public support for the Yeezy founder, given the Keeping Up with the Kardashian star’s immense platform.
Celebrities like RuPaul’s Drag Race star Kameron Michaels and Tyler Oakley even chimed in! “I had to check for myself [emoji] I don’t care if this is a mistake or a joke. Your platform is too big for you to do anything irresponsible like this. Fix it @kourtneykardash and do NOT write in or vote for @kanyewest,” Kameron wrote, while Tyler simply tweeted, “this is so embarrassing.”
— tyler oakley (@tyleroakley) October 16, 2020
I had to check for myself 🤨 I don’t care if this is a mistake or a joke. Your platform is too big for you to do anything irresponsible like this. Fix it @kourtneykardash and do NOT write in or vote for @kanyewest that is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard 🤦🏻♂️ 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/YxMhAognwA
— Kameron Michaels (@KameronMichaels) October 16, 2020
kourtney kardashian posting an insta story to her 102 MILLION followers encouraging them to vote for kanye is one of the most irresponsible, egregious and reckless uses of that family’s platform that i’ve ever seen.
— A.J. (@ajhisnandez) October 16, 2020
@kourtneykardash I’m aware that you live in a bubble and you’re delusional to real life struggles- but please realize the impact of your Kanye endorsement. There are THOUSANDS of people dying under the Trump administration right now. It’s not a fucking joke.
— Kevin 🍀 (@kevinohsnap) October 16, 2020
Another fan found Kourtney’s promotional post for Kanye’s merchandise hypocritical, given the healthy lifestyle brand she has built with her Poosh blog. “@kourtneykardashian touts herself as a person who wants a kinder, cleaner, better world for her kids but is recklessly promoting a Vote for Kanye which = a vote for Trump. She knows the reach of her platform, she should know better,” one fan wrote.
Oh and speaking of Poosh, another merch item from Kanye’s presidential campaign website—the “Kanye 2020 Vision Double Layered Hoodie”—was listed on a “Best Voter Merch” shopping guide on Kourtney’s website. The rest of the items on the list encouraged shoppers to vote, although the products had no clear political affiliation. C’mon Kourt, we were all rooting for you…..