Variety writer slams Kim Kardashian for saying her 'get your f**king a** up and work' quote was 'taken out of context'

'It's not what she claims. I just reviewed the raw footage,' tweeted Elizabeth Wagmeister, Variety's chief correspondent


                            Variety writer slams Kim Kardashian for saying her 'get your f**king a** up and work' quote was 'taken out of context'
Elizabeth Wagmeister (Inset) has fired back at Kardashian's claims that her comments were 'taken out of context' (David Livingston/Getty Images, Twitter)
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Reality television star Kim Kardashian caused controversy after she recently told Variety, "I have the best advice for women in business. Get your f**king a** up and work. It seems like nobody wants to work these days." People quickly slammed her for being "born rich" and "privileged." During an appearance on Good Morning America, Kardashian addressed the controversy and claimed that her quote was taken out of context.

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The 41-year-old socialite and businesswoman said, "Well, that statement that I said was without questions and conversation around it, and it became a sound bite really with no context. In that sound bite, I came off of the notion and the question right before which was 'After 20 years of being in the business you're famous for being famous,' and my whole tone and attitude changed with the previous question that went into that question about 'What advice would you give to women?'"

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"And the advice that I would give is just that having a social media presence and being on a reality show does not mean overnight success. And you have to really work hard to get there even if it might seem like it's easy and that you can build a really successful business off of social media, and you can if you put in a lot of hard work. And it wasn't a blanket statement towards women or to feel like I don't respect the work or think that they don't work hard. I know that they do, that was taken out of context. But I'm really sorry if it was received that way," Kardashian concluded.

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Elizabeth Wagmeister, Variety's Chief Correspondent and the writer of that article, has fired back at Kardashian's claims that her comments were "taken out of context" by the magazine. "It's not what she claims. I just reviewed the raw footage. The question was very direct: 'What would be your advice for women in business?' The question about being famous for being famous came after that question, actually."

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Meanwhile, Kim's advice was used to make a joke at the 2022 Oscars when hosts Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall jokingly offered advice to Dame Judi Dench after she lost the Best Supporting Actress Award to Ariana DeBose. Regina said, "Dame Judi Dench, we have an inspirational quote for you." Wanda explained, "You know because you didn't win tonight." Regina added, "A quote from Kim Kardashian... work harder. That's what we need you to do." Wanda then said, "You gotta move that a** Dame, you gotta move that a**."

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Kardashian later made an appearance at the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party, donning a neon-blue body-con Balenciaga gown with back cutouts, a train, as well as long sleeves that stretched into gloves. She accessorized the look with silver sunglasses and earrings, while her black hair was swept into a ponytail.

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Kim Kardashian attends the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party wearing a body-con Balenciaga gown (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

 

Kim Kardashian attends the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party wearing a body-con Balenciaga gown (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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