I'm sure by now Kim Kardashian is accustomed to getting criticized for her fashion, body, relationships, etc., but it's not every day she's slammed for her reaction to a national tragedy. But in the wake of yesterday's Boston Marathon twin bombing, Kim found herself up against a serious backlash when she posted self-promoting tweets with seriously bad timing.
During the brouhaha surrounding the explosions, Kim sent a tweet that read, "Check out @krisjenner on @QVC's PM Style Show at 7PM EST tonight!" Eek. NOT a good look. And she knew it, too, because it's gone now.
Ugh, and if that wasn't bad enough, then Kris Jenner made the same mistake, tweeting, “Dolls! Don’t miss me tonight at 8pm ET on @QVC! I’m debuting my gorg new scoopneck tunic on PM Style!! Join me!” That got deleted, but then, she sent another: ”So excited to be on @QVC for PM Style tonight! Take a peek at this new animal print dress from my Kollection!" Oh man.
Clearly, this was an unfortunate case of scheduled, promotional tweets. Sure, there were critics who tweeted back, "This isn't the time for self-promotion. Please unschedule your tweets." Of course that would have been ideal, but it does seem like they were trying to do that. And I'm sure when it comes to something like a promotional tweet, it's a business matter. Something that was set up beforehand that was expected to play out and special permission from various sources may have been required to change course.
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What's more, it's definitely not like either Kim or Kris was totally clueless or failed to acknowledge what was going on in Boston. Even before Kim sent the tweet about QVC, she wrote, "My heart is breaking for everyone effected or injured in the explosion at the Boston Marathon. God bless you all! My prayers are with you!” And Kris posted, “My heart and thoughts and prayers go out to all those at the Boston Marathon."
Ultimately, both women were just doing their job, like many other people were and had to continue to do even in the wake of the tragedy. It may seem wrong to keep plugging away with everyday routine during a devastating act of terrorism. But it may also be proving that we can't and won't be terrorized. Yes, even if your name is Kim Kardashian, and part of your job is promoting your mom's animal print dresses on QVC.
How do you feel about Kim and Kris' Twitter slip-ups?
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