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All The Times Kim Kardashian Used Her Platform For Good!


Not bad for a girl with “no talent”…
Although Kim Kardashian West is known for her reality TV show, KUWTK, and her sexy selfies, the 38-year-old has used her celebrity-status to promote various social issues, including gun control and prison reform.
Related: Kim Kardashian Responds After Being Called Out For ‘Bad Skin’!
From the Presidential pardon of Alice Marie Johnson to her visit to San Quentin State Prison, Kanye West‘s wife isn’t just a pretty face.
Now that she is studying to become a lawyer, Kim will soon be able to positively affect society on a greater scale.
Here are all the times Kim has used her platform for good:

Kim The Lawyer!

While covering the May 2019 issue of Vogue, Kim revealed she enrolled in a four-year apprenticeship with a law firm in San Francisco, with the goal of taking the bar in 2022.
After thinking “long and hard,” Kim “[saw] a really good result” from her work with prison reform (see below) and decided to pursue the unlikely endeavor.
She explained:

“The White House called me to advise to help change the system of clemency, and I’m sitting in the Roosevelt Room with, like, a judge who had sentenced criminals and a lot of really powerful people and I just sat there, like, Oh, s**t. I need to know more. I would say what I had to say, about the human side and why this is so unfair. But I had attorneys with me who could back that up with all the facts of the case. It’s never one person who gets things done; it’s always a collective of people, and I’ve always known my role, but I just felt like I wanted to be able to fight for people who have paid their dues to society. I just felt like the system could be so different, and I wanted to fight to fix it, and if I knew more, I could do more.”

Alice Marie Johnson’s Prison Release

In May 2018, Kim met with Donald Trump at the White House to discuss the case of Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old grandmother who was sentenced life without parole for drug trafficking. Fast forward to June 2018, the President granted clemency to Johnson, who was released after serving 21 years behind bars. After the big news was revealed, Kardashian wrote on Twitter:

“I hope to continue this important work by working together with organizations who have been fighting this fight for much longer than I have and deserve the recognition.”

During his 2019 State of the Union Address in February 2019, Trump invited Johnson, who received a standing ovation by members of the United States Congress and their guests.

San Quentin State Prison

Speaking of prison reform…
According to TMZ, in November 2018, Kim paid a visit to San Quentin State Prison in Northern California where she met with staff and inmates, and to check out the programs offered to prisoners.
However, it is unclear if Kardashian met with San Quentin death row inmate, Kevin Cooper. In October 2018, Kim asked California Governor Jerry Brown to review his case, as he might have been framed for the murders of four people in Chino Hills.

Morning Sickness Pill??

Unfortunately, Kim’s pursuit of good is not without controversy.
Back in 2015, she posted a sponsored Instagram ad for Diclegis, a medication aimed at treating morning sickness. Almost a month later, the starlet was forced to take the post down because the Food and Drug Administration found her endorsement to be “misleading,” and failed “to communicate any risk information.”
Two years later, in April 2017, Kardashian posted the ad AGAIN, but this time, she listed the medication’s safety information.
Either Kim really cares about morning sickness, or she cares about her paycheck!

Gun Control

After the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida — where seventeen students and staff members were killed — Kim wrote the following tweet demanding Congress to enact legislation to end “senseless gun violence.” She wrote:

“We owe it to our children and our teachers to keep them safe while at school. Prayers won’t do this: action will. Congress, please do your job and protect Americans from senseless gun violence”

In an October 2018 episode of KUWTK, Kardashian met with survivors of the Parkland shooting after attending the March for Our Lives demonstration in Washington, D.C.

Jam (Turn It Up)!

Kim literally used her voice for a good cause!
Back in March 2011, Kardashian teamed up with The-Dream for her only song ever released, Jam (Turn It Up).
While the tune was heavily panned by critics, a portion of the proceeds were donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
In an August 2014 appearance on Watch What Happens Live, Kim told host Andy Cohen that recording the song was her biggest regret. She said:

“It’s definitely a memory and it was a fun experience. We gave the proceeds to a cancer organization, But if there’s one thing in life that I wish I didn’t do… I don’t like it when people kind of dabble into things they shouldn’t be. And that I don’t think I should have. Like, what gave me the right to think I could be a singer? Like, I don’t have a good voice.”

At least you tried, girl!
[Image via Apega/WENN.]

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Apr 16, 2019 06:06am PDT