Skip To Content

    Kim Kardashian Finally Spoke About The Backlash She Got From Meeting Trump

    "For me, if it's a life versus my reputation."

    Back in May, Kim Kardashian made a visit to the White House where she met President Trump to put forward a case for the pardoning of Alice Johnson.

    Twitter: @realDonaldTrump

    Johnson was a 62 year-old woman serving a life sentence for a first-time nonviolent drug offence. When Kim heard about Johnson on social media, she made it her mission to do all she could to free her from prison, knowing that the only person who could grant her clemency was Donald Trump.

    Shortly after the meeting, Trump granted Johnson clemency. However, Kim received a great deal of backlash for meeting with him, and many people accused her of being a Trump supporter.


    The accusations came despite Kim being vocal about both supporting Clinton in 2016 and her negative feelings towards many of Trump's policies and decisions.

    However, Kim has now spoken out about how she weighed up the decision of whether or not to go to the White House, and her reasoning is interesting.

    Speaking at Variety and Rolling Stone's Criminal Justice Reform summit, Kim revealed that she viewed the meeting as "a life versus [my] reputation," and so didn't care about any backlash.

    Getty Images

    She said: "I did consider the fact that I would get a lot of backlash if I went to the White House. For me, if it's a life versus my reputation, people talk shit about me all day long. I didn't really care. What more could they say about me, really?"

    And she went on to say that the current news cycle moves so quickly that the backlash would be swiftly forgotten anyway.

    Presley Ann / Getty Images

    She said: "When I outweighed the options of bad stories about me that would probably last a week in this news cycle, versus saving someone's life, that wasn't an option. I will gladly go there and take the heat. OK, if he's gonna listen to me and he's taking the meeting, maybe I can really get through to him and really explain it to him. From meeting all of the people that I have met behind bars, I guarantee you, they don't care who signs that clemency paper."

    Go Kim!


    BuzzFeed Daily

    Keep up with the latest daily buzz with the BuzzFeed Daily newsletter!

    Newsletter signup form