The first half of 2020 has officially come to a close, and it’s safe say it’s been a struggle. And you know what? Times are tough for Kim Kardashian too. All she wants is to be able to brag about being rich, but this week, she just can’t catch a break from the trolls.
On Tuesday, Kim shared several photos from North’s 7th birthday celebration in Wyoming. Kourtney and her kids were there, along with some other children. It looked like a great time, with lots of leather pants, go-kart racing, and horseback riding.
Speaking of horses, Kim tweeted introducing the world to “North’s Freesian horse”, adding that they have “14 gorgeous Freesians on the ranch”. That might be the fanciest combination of words I’ve ever heard, and Twitter wasted no time trolling Kim for her failure to read the depressing room that is 2020.
Meet North’s Freesian horse. We have 14 gorgeous Freesians on the ranch. pic.twitter.com/TO87I25YKJ
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 29, 2020
First of all, it’s actually spelled “Friesian”, which the good people of Horse Twitter pointed out as evidence that Kim might not actually know that much about horses (or spell-check). She also got called out for other horse-related inaccuracies, like the kind of bridle on the horse and North’s lack of proper riding attire (read: Ugg boots). But on top of those technical faux pas on Kim’s part, she also got dragged for the tone of the post in general.
Kim might not know much about horses, but I’m sure she’s at least vaguely aware that the last few months have been an extremely tough time for a lot of people. With an unemployment rate higher than it’s been in decades, it seems like the exact wrong time to be bragging on social media about how many gorgeous horses you can afford. Everyone knows the Kardashians are rich, but a post like this is over the top even for them.
Honestly the fact that you chose a moment in time when our unemployment rate is the highest it’s ever been since the Great Depression to brag about having too many fancy horses and then couldn’t even spell the breed correctly is a perfect illustration of America in 2020
— ✨eva✨ (@midwest_monster) June 30, 2020
In one more personal response to Kim’s tweet, a woman claimed that she used to work for the Kardashian family, and could barely afford groceries at the time. On top of that, she was reprimanded for picking up freelance work to supplement her wages.
I had to buy groceries at the 99 Cents Only Store when I worked as an editor on the Kardashian-Jenner Official Apps ❤️ and got reprimanded for freelancing on the side ❤️❤️ https://t.co/E4crddQo7i
— Jessica DeFino (@jessicadefino_) June 30, 2020
Here’s another one, for good measure. The emojis really help bring it to life.
Kim Kardashian really looked at everything that’s going on right now and said “damn that sucks…..anyway this is our $30K horse & guess what? we have 14 more😍🐎 also this is our ranch which includes a go kart track🤠 BILLIONAIRE TINGZ🤪🥰”
— J☆DE (@foxijade) June 30, 2020
Speaking of billionaire, Kim posted her horse tweet on the same day that news broke of a major deal which will see her sell a portion of her KKW Beauty Brand. In the deal with Coty, they will buy a 20% stake in the company for $200 million, giving the company a total valuation of… wait for it… $1 billion. It’s a similar deal to the one Kylie made with Coty last year, except that Kim will retain majority ownership of KKW Beauty. With the news of the deal on Monday, it was widely reported that this meant Kim was officially a billionaire. Even Kanye toasted Kim’s 10-figure financial status with a bizarre tweet featuring a photo of some vegetables.
I am so proud of my beautiful wife Kim Kardashian West for officially becoming a billionaire
You’ve weathered the craziest storms and now God is shining on you and our family
So blessed this is still life
So I made you this still life
We love you so much pic.twitter.com/Vvtgzodnah
— ye (@kanyewest) June 30, 2020
But just like Twitter trolled the hell out of Kim’s horses, Forbes popped up to troll the hell out of Kim’s newly-minted billionaire status. Back in May, Forbes published a bombshell report about Kylie Jenner, stripping her of her billionaire designation, and alleging that she made false statements and even forged tax documents. Clearly, Forbes is done with this family’s bullsh*t, and after Kim’s Coty announcement on Monday, they wasted no time knocking her down a peg.
While Kanye was busy writing a poem about his billionaire wife, Forbes published a report headlined “Kim Kardashian Is Worth $900 Million After Agreeing To Sell A Stake In Her Cosmetics Firm To Coty.” According to Forbes, though the deal values KKW Beauty at $1 billion, Kris Jenner actually owns eight percent of the company, leaving Kim short of the coveted billionaire mark. Honestly, this means almost nothing in the grand scheme of anything, because Kim can still buy as many gorgeous horses as she wants, but you know that she must be dying to officially be called a billionaire.
I’m sure if Kim Kardashian keeps working hard and pulling herself up by her bootstraps, she can eventually make it there, but in the meantime, maybe she should refrain from bragging about her wealth on social media. Much like mask-less concerts and white people waving guns at protestors, it’s just not what we need to see right now.
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In case you haven’t noticed, Kanye West is like, obsessed with Wyoming. Last year, he spent months there recording with artists like Kid Cudi and Pusha T, and he and Kim Kardashian recently bought a 4,500 acre ranch there. It has the lowest population of all 50 states, which might be why he likes it so much—less people to argue with. But he is getting in trouble with the actual state of Wyoming, and it’s for the dumbest reason.
Over the weekend, Kim Kardashian posted a video of Kanye speeding across the prairie in an ATV. Honestly, I didn’t even know there were places in the US that looked like this—it looks like something straight out of The Lion King. In the video, there are several antelope running in front of them, which I also didn’t know were a thing in the US. It’s crazy that things exist outside of cities! You can hear Kim saying that Kanye is scaring the antelope, and it does kind of look like they’re being chased.
And that’s where the issue arose. Apparently, it’s not chill to run down wild animals in your ATV, and the Wyoming Game & Fish Department told TMZ, “state laws prohibit this type of animal harassment…The department was made aware of Kim’s. video and paid a visit to the manager of Kanye’s new ranch to make sure everyone is aware of the rules pertaining to wildlife.”
“PAID A VISIT.” HAHAHAHA. Imagine being the Wyoming employee whose job it is to go knock on Kim and Kanye’s front door. Do you bring a muffin basket? Do you wear your cutest pair of biker shorts? If that were me, I’d literally be sh*tting my pants. Also, imagine being the “manager” of Kanye’s new ranch. That’s like the Wyoming equivalent of Kris Jenner, and I need to meet this person. Basically, I’m just fascinated by everything about Wyoming, and I need to know more.
According to TMZ, a source close to the couple said that “Kim and Kanye were simply cruising along when the animals came running by,” and “came to a slow soon after the vid.” Yeah okay, I don’t think Kanye was literally tying to kill an antelope or anything, but I’m going to reserve judgment until one of the antelope comes forward to tell its side of the story. It’s only fair.
I’m gonna need the Keeping Up With The Kardashians crew to get their asses to Wyoming ASAP, because if they miss any more Kimye on the prairie shenanigans, I’m gonna be upset. I can’t wait for the episode when the entire Kardashian Krew visits them in the middle of nowhere and complains about there being dirt on their Louboutins. It’s what we deserve.
For now, there hasn’t been any formal complaint filed in the case of West v. The Antelope & The State of Wyoming, so there’s not any real investigation happening. But if there was, he could be fined up to $435. I bet he’s super scared!
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