Kim Kardashian West knows a thing or two about controversy. The 38-year-old reality show star has been fending off critics since forever, and to her credit, she often just ignores the most malicious comments rather than defending herself all the time. But now she does have something to say about another couple facing scrutiny — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Everyone seems to be hating on the royal couple lately. Drama exploded a few months ago when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were involved in that whole private jet controversy. Now this month, everyone is freaking out over Prince Harry suing two popular British tabloids.
But Kim Kardashian West has had enough of all that. Here’s what she had to say about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Kim Kardashian West compared herself to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex
Her comments came during a recent appearance at the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) in Yerevan, Armenia. Kardashian West was there celebrating her Armenian heritage and even chose to have three of her four children baptized at the famous cathedral while she was there.
At the convention, Kardashian West admitted that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have flaws, but so does everyone.
“I think that everyone makes their own choices and decisions,” she said. “And I think that, like I said, no one’s gonna be perfect. I’m not, they’re not. I don’t know who is.”
She continued, saying “I still love and value the fact they bring such attention to such important movements that need to happen and things that they’re really passionate about. They’re still changing the world.”
Kardashian West is also impressed by Greta Thunberg
And Kim Kardashian West didn’t just have words of praise for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex — she was also impressed by 16-year-old climate change activist Greta Thunberg, who’s become one of the most recognizable faces of the cause.
“She (Thunberg) is such an amazing young girl, and so brave and courageous to stand up to these grown-ups that can be very scary and for her to be so open and honest is exactly what we need,” Kardashian told Reuters.
Like Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and Greta Thunberg, Kardashian West urged that climate change is a “serious problem.” And she deeply admires Thunberg’s bravery for not staying silent. “Speaking on a big platform invites a lot of different opinions,” Kardashian said.
Kim Kardashian West isn’t afraid to stand up for what she believes in
Kardashian West may have gotten famous for having a reality show, but she’s putting those frivolous roots behind her and championing serious issues instead. Before she started speaking about climate change, Kardashian West has been a vocal proponent for prison reform and is even studying for the bar exam so she can make a personal impact.
It sounds like Kim Kardashian West is veering towards a political role. But when asked if she planned to run for office, the mother of four said that would “the most stressful job in the world.”
Instead, Kardashian West is using her celebrity to help drive positive change. And she thinks we should all stop being so hard on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as they try to do the same.