Some big names associated with hip-hop have been all over the headlines during this 2020 election cycle, from Diddy to Ice Cube to even 2Pac. You can add Kanye West‘s wife, entertainer/entrepreneur Kim Kardashian, to that list.
Kim K Works With Trump On Criminal Justice Reform
While her husband is of course actually running for President, Kim Kardashian has been doing work with current President Donald Trump‘s administration for criminal justice reform and freeing the wrongfully imprisoned. Just like we’ve seen with Kanye and Ice Cube, however, Kim K has been subject to criticism for even being associated with Trump at all.
Kardashian Was Warned About Trump
In an interview with David Letterman on his Netflix series, Kim said she was warned by several people that working with Trump could damage her reputation. But her goal is to do the right thing no matter who is in the White House — which, hey, could be Kanye someday.
Kim Kardashian’s Done With IG And Facebook
Kim K recently fell back on her social media grind. Kardashian announced she would temporarily end her Facebook and Instagram presence in an effort to stop the spread of misinformation and hate.
“I love that I can connect directly with you through Instagram and Facebook, but I can’t sit by and stay silent while these platforms continue to allow the spreading of hate, propaganda and misinformation – created by groups to sow division and split America apart – only to take steps after people are killed. Misinformation shared on social media has a serious impact on our elections and undermines our democracy. Please join me tomorrow when I will be “freezing” my Instagram and FB account to tell Facebook to #StopHateForProfit. Link in bio for more info on how to preserve truth.” -Kim Kardashian West’s Instagram
Companies Stop Facebook Ads
The initial Stop Hate For Profit power move happened this past summer when companies pulled advertising from Facebook in an effort to support an end to racism and hate.
The Instagram freeze is the latest salvo in #StopHateforProfit, an online campaign launched in July to address the scourge of racism, hate and disinformation on social media. The campaign’s first tactic was to call on companies to pause advertising on Facebook in the month of July to protest Facebook’s policies and practices. Over 1,200 companies stepped up, including some of the most well-known brands in the world, such as Unilever, Verizon, Adidas, Ford, Patagonia and many more. (PR Newswire)