The Heartbreaking Reason Kim Kardashian Needs to Make the World ‘Safe and Fair’ for Her Kids

Kim Kardashian sat down to talk about her social justice reform work during an interview with the Today show’s Jenna Bush Hager and opened up about how much her children have influenced her passion for this work.

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Kardashian shared how protecting her kids is so important

During a Nov. 18 interview with Hager, the Today show anchor asked Kardashian about how much her children, North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm, have played a role in the direction her life has taken.

Hager asked: “You have four kids. I’ve noticed that your passion for this work really came after you became a mom. Do you think the two have something in common? Did they change your perception on life, on how important it is that we care about others?”

Kardashian answered, “I absolutely think they did,” noting, “When you become a mom, you become so protective. You want to, hopefully, make their world the most perfect place ever. And ours obviously isn’t. And I definitely see how, especially, like, black men, are treated in this country, still differently. And I’m raising two black men and so I want to make sure that my world and their world is as a safe and as fair as possible.”

Kardashian is surprised about the journey she’s taken, but is dedicated

Kardashian’s decision to use her platform for this work is a surprising twist for many fans of Kardashian who know her as a reality star.

Hagar wondered how Kardashian knew that she wanted to get into criminal justice reform and the KKW beauty mogul explained that Alice Marie Johnson, who was serving a life sentence for a non-violent, first-time drug offense, was the catalyst for this journey.

The reality star supported Johnson and fought for her freedom. Kardashian explained, “I always say, Alice found me and we were supposed to be on this journey together. It’s just been such a journey that I didn’t ever imagine I’d be on, but I’m so glad that I am and I just love that we’ve been able to get a lot of work done and I just don’t want to stop that.”

Kardashian and Kanye West are becoming more strict parents

During a Nov. 5 interview on The Real, Kardashian opened up more about how family life has changed and how she and her husband, Kanye West, are more strict in their parenting views.

She discussed West’s religious journey, noting, “I do think that, you know, he is my husband so I obviously want to honor him and what he’s feeling. And he’s been going through this life change and it’s mostly about the kids.”

She explained: “The kids are getting older. He’s very cautious about what we have in the house. We got rid of TVs in the kids’ rooms and removed makeup from North’s room. He’s had this epiphany of being this… not that he wasn’t an amazing dad, but being a little bit more strict as a dad and being very forceful on the imagery that’s in our household and what they see.”

She added: “I actually agree with it, but I’m always going to be me,” and that his “beautiful journey,” is a “great example for our kids.”