For those of you who think Kim Kardashian isn't anything more than a harmless reality TV star famous for doing nothing (except maybe being a savvy self-promoter), think again. Turns out Kardashian is at the center of a political clash in Bahrain, where yesterday, riot police had to fire tear gas to disperse people near where Kardashian was set to make an appearance at the opening of her Millions of Milkshakes shop.
Unlike, say, a Kardashian event in the United States, where fans are hoping for a glimpse, a touch, an autograph of Kim K, the group in Bahrain was protesting Kardashian's very presence. This angry group of very religious Islamic protesters wanted Kim out of their country. Instead of screaming "Kim! Kim! I Love you, Kim!" these protesters were chanting "God is great." And holding signs that read: "None of our customs and traditions allow us to receive stars of porn movies."
Just hours before showing up at the event Kim K had tweeted:
I just got to Bahrain! OMG can I move here please? Prettiest place on earth!
I'm in love with the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Bahrain's foreign minister Khalid Alkhalifa re-tweeted her remark with a note of thanks, but the rest of the twitterverse went crazy taking clueless Kim to task for wanting to live in an anti-Democratic country known for its systemic torture by an opressive monarchy.
Kim deleted the tweet.
And just 2 weeks ago, Kim got in political hot water first tweeting prayers for Israel, and then Palestine, causing a backlash from her fans.
She has vowed to learn more about the Middle East. (Or maybe she should just stop tweeting?)
So apparently there are a few places where people have not yet drunk the Kardashian Kool-Aid. But maybe they'll all come around and try a milkshake.
Do you think Kim Kardashian should be opening milkshake shops in the Middle East?