Kim Kardashian has achieved quite a lot in her ten years of fame, but it seems that no matter what she does, she's always criticised for ~not using her platform for good.~
In fact, one of the most enduring criticisms of her is that she's too interested in selfies to be aware of what's going on in the world.
Well, I have news for you, people. Kim has been political AF for a long time now, and here's the proof.
1. Things actually began a full decade ago, when Barack Obama was running for president. In fact, back in 2007 – and before Keeping Up With The Kardashians had even aired – Kim was photographed wearing this T shirt pledging her support for him.
2. In 2012, she attended the White House Correspondents Association dinner.
3. She praised Obama when she thought he'd got things right – like when he publicly endorsed same-sex marriage in 2012.
Kim wrote an essay on her website, saying:
This is such a huge step forward in our country's fight for civil rights and I hope that today this will give hope to so many young people across the country. We've never had a president so supportive of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and today I am proud to be an American! I am so happy that our country is making history and moving forward. No more living in the past!
4. But she also called him out on things she didn't agree with – like when she wrote a Times op-ed on his failure to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide.
In it, she wrote:
Now is the time to speak out, and every little bit helps. I will continue to ask the questions and fight for the genocide to be recognized for what it was. I would like President Obama to use the word genocide. It’s very disappointing he hasn't used it as President. We thought it was going to happen this year. I feel like we’re close—but we’re definitely moving in the right direction.
5. Then, as Obama neared the end of his presidency, she publicly endorsed Hillary Clinton with this selfie.
6. And she also wrote an essay on her website explaining exactly why Hillary would be getting her vote.
"I believe Hillary will best represent our country and is the most qualified for the job. This year I’m not just voting for myself, but also for my children, and I took that into careful consideration when I made my decision."
7. After Hillary's defeat, she voiced support for the Women's March.
8. And, just as she did with Obama, she's vocalised when Donald Trump has made a decision she disagrees with.
9. For example, when Trump announced the travel ban, she shared these statistics.
10. She also expressed her feelings about Trump's ban on transgender military service.
11. When Trump announced his plan to end the "Dreamers" programme, she had this to say.
12. She described the chaos that unfolded in Charlotesville as "tragic."
13. She expressed her opinion on Trump's response to the hurricane in Puerto Rico.
14. And she got involved with fundraising for disaster relief in the wake of the recent natural disasters.
15. When she heard about the cuts to Planned Parenthood funding, she made a visit to their headquarters to learn more about their work and pledge her support.
16. She also recently said she feels that America is "going backwards" under Trump's leadership.
"Anyone can run the US better. My daughter would be better. We've worked so hard to get to where we were and to have so many things that we are so proud of in our country, to just literally revert backwards is the most frustrating thing. Every single day when you can't really believe what's going on, the next day it's something else even more crazy and tragic. It's really scary, the world that we're living in now. And when you did feel safe at home, now with Trump in presidency, you just don't feel safe any more."
17. And reiterated the sentiment on Twitter.
18. She's been passionate about gun control for years, and this led to her becoming vocal and active in the Black Lives Matter movement, writing this essay on her website.
I want my children to grow up knowing that their lives matter. I do not ever want to have to teach my son to be scared of the police, or tell him that he has to watch his back because the people we are told to trust – the people who "protect and serve" – may not be protecting and serving him because of the color of his skin.
19. She also wrote this essay on national gun violence awareness day.
20. She became involved with the organisation Everytown and then brought her family to meet the families of gun violence victims which was also filmed for KUWTK to raise further awareness.
21. And the day after the Las Vegas shooting, urged people to join the movement to end gun violence.
22. She also urged people to help with blood donations.
23. And she also shared this image.
24. She's recently become passionate about climate change too, retweeting this after Hurricane Irma.
25. And then this photograph of our "polluted waters."
26. In fact, just this week Kim revealed that awareness of the planet is the one lesson she hopes to pass on to her kids.
Writing on her app, she said:
"I hope that they learn to respect the planet at a younger age than I was when I learned to be aware. I feel like I'm understanding so much more as I get older. I hope to teach them these lessons as they are growing up."