Tonight we finally saw the awful incident of racism that blindsided Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner in Vienna. It was all over the tabloids and other news outlets when it happened, but watching the events in Vienna unfold before our eyes made them that much more nauseating. In case you missed it, Kim was invited to host the Vienna Ball (held, appropriately, in Vienna), an annual event for charity. The LAST thing she expected was a man dressed in totally horrific black face (DEAR LORD) following her around loudly announcing that he was Kanye. BARF. He should be ashamed!
But right from the beginning, things weren't going the way Kim or Kris expected. First off, Kris pretty quickly discovered that looooads of the stuff she packed for the trip hadn't made the voyage along with the ladies. Odds aren't high that her unmentionables wandered off -- you know that noise was stolen!
The duo should have taken that as a bad omen and left Vienna fast. But, being professionals, they hung around. And how were they rewarded? With mistreatment and racism. BOO. There's just no excuse for what unfolded. I'm sure they could sense from that moment on that something wasn't right. But I doubt either woman knew that the trip would end the way it did.
Was it annoying to be pushed around and rushed to get ready for the event? Absolutely. Was it even more annoying to find that Kim had been signed up for a meet and greet she had no idea about? Sure. But it was the fact that this man in black face was allowed to follow her around being offensive and insulting that was truly unforgivable. This event seemed to tip the hate scales, and Kim had to deal with, sadly, even more hate speech. The only positive thing that came out of the whole ordeal was Kim's blog entry decrying racism. She could have stayed silent or lashed out, but she took an adult approach and did what she could to make a difference. That's admirable!
Do you think Kim handled the situation well?
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