For those unaware: Kris Jenner and her daughters Kim, Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian sat down with Variety in March for a now-viral video interview, during which Kim offered some controversial business “advice.”
“I have the best advice for women in business,” Kim said. Get your fucking ass up and get to work. Nobody seems to want to work these days. You have to surround yourself with people who want to work.”
At the time, Kim’s comments quickly went viral on social media with many people labeling the advice “out of touch” and “offensive”. Fans criticized the business mogul for lecturing the general public on success without acknowledging the very significant fact that she was born into a life of immense privilege.
Kim ended up addressing the negative speech during an appearance on Good morning americawhere he defended his words and insisted that the appointment had been taken out of context. Other than this though, fans had no idea how Kim had reacted to all the backstage backlash.
That is, until this week’s installment of the Hulu reality series. The Kardashians aired Thursday. The episode was filmed while all of Variety’s drama was going on, and fans were eager to finally see the extended cut of Kim’s controversial comments.
However, viewers were surprised, and frankly disappointed, to see that the Hulu show had cleverly edited out some of Kim’s “advice.”
In the episode, Kim says, “I have the best advice for women in business. Get your fucking ass up and get to work. However, instead of hearing her now infamous line of hers, “Nobody wants to work these days,” the footage of her cuts right to her saying, “Success is never easy. If you work hard, you will see results.”
Well, the inconsistency certainly wasn’t lost on eagle-eyed fans, many of whom were quick to take Reddit to accuse the Kardashians of “blatantly changing the narrative” with the edit.
“They edited out Kim saying, ‘No one seems to want to work these days,'” one user noted. “hahaha, they are blatantly changing the narrative about us.”
“I noticed they changed it. I stopped watching right after that,” wrote another.
“The whole scene with the Vanity Fair interview was hilarious,” said one third. “[The] way they edited it saying: ‘nobody wants to work anymore’. As a sister, we all know what you said, and you can’t take it back.”
“They think they’re so smart, like they can just edit out the gross parts of REAL LIFE. As girls… that interview was published, circulated, became infamous. You needed to sit down and apologize for what you said SPECIFICALLY about women not working hard enough. Why do you think they can erase our memories MiB style? ”, repeated another.
And fans were even more upset with the edit given that later in the episode, Kim ended up insisting that people don’t know the real “story” behind her family’s appearance.
“Yeah, we grew up privileged, but people don’t know the story of your mom and dad who had to sell their house in Hidden Hills because they couldn’t afford it and had to move into an apartment,” Kim told Kendall. .
“Mom really started her career and made money at 50, so growing up and seeing her work and seeing her get up every day with all these kids, six of hers, that she had to take care of… I watched her work. shut up and find out,” she continued.
In a confessional, Kim went on to insist that she had to work “harder” to be “taken seriously.” She said: “I think people would assume I got everything for being on a TV show, but being on a reality show, let alone a reality show girl with a sex tape, doesn’t open doors.”
“I always felt that I had to work harder and harder to be taken seriously and for people to forget about my past,” he added.
Meanwhile, her sisters Khloé and Kendall wholeheartedly defended Kim and accused the entire internet of “cheating” her. Khloe even reduced fan criticism to mere “noise” as she told Kim “none of it is real.”
Understandably frustrated by this, several fans pointed out that the KarJenners failed to take “responsibility” and went “on the defensive” instead of taking some of the valid criticism into account.
“Instead of thinking about it maturely and accepting all the criticism so that she can work and grow with it, she got defensive, doubled over, played the victim and now she has tried to change the narrative,” one person said.
“They didn’t take any time to understand at all why it bothered people,” agreed another. “Instead of choosing to essentially double down with a bit of forced humility ‘yes, we were born with a silver spoon, but we had to sell our million dollar mansion once’… Come talk to me when you have to skip a few meals because you have to keep the lights on.”
A third user wrote: “They took no responsibility for this episode…pretty disappointing but not surprising.”