Kim Kardashian Isn't Voting For Trump & Her Reasons Why Make Perfect Sense
In case you somehow missed it, there was a bit of an uproar recently over some comments Kim Kardashian supposedly made concerning her vote come November and the possibility that it may bear Donald Trump's name — but as it turns out, it was all a big misunderstanding. After many people were outraged when it was reported that Kardashian had told Wonderland Magazine that she was "on the fence" and possibly voting for Trump, the star took to her site to clarify her comments and say that she's not, in fact, voting for the candidate — instead, she's fully and unequivocally supporting Hillary Clinton. Phew.
Of course, Kardashian is allowed to vote for whoever she pleases, but it worried many of her fans to think that she was planning on supporting Trump, given the candidate's conservative social views and dangerous behavior during this election. According to BuzzFeed, Kardashian apparently told Wonderland Magazine, "At first I thought, 'Oh my god, I’m so Hillary [Clinton],' but I had a long political call with Caitlyn [Jenner] last night about why she’s voting Trump. I’m on the fence." Those comments caused many, understandably, to assume that the star was possibly voting for Trump, but according to Kardashian herself, that's not the case. Kardashian addressed her comments about voting for Trump on her website and what she had to say was as enlightening as it was profound.
The star took the internet to task after being approached by "friends, family, and even both candidates camps," saying,
...I want to explain the context in which I said I was 'on the fence' about my vote. There was a point when I wasn't 100% sure I was even going to vote in this election; I didn't want to vote blindly. But I also thought about how not voting would mean that I wasn't making my voice heard, so I decided to talk to my closest friends and family who I love and trust, to have an open conversation about politics.
She went on to explain that,
I believe we owe it to ourselves, and to each other, to ask questions. To do our research so that we vote for the candidate who represents our own beliefs... I had a long conversation with Caitlyn, who has always been open about her political views, and she encouraged me to do my research before making my decision and then vote for the candidate whose policies aligned with the things that matter most to me. And so that's what I did. I thought about the things that are so important to me that they outweigh everything else, such as gun control and protecting women's rights to safe and legal abortion.
She ultimately stopped beating around the bush and revealed that she's voting for Clinton, as well as why the candidate has her vote, all the while being diplomatic to those who may disagree with her politics. Wrote Kardashian,
I found that without a doubt, I stand with Hillary. I'm with her. I believe Hillary will best represent our country and is the most qualified for the job. This year, I'm not just voting for myself, but also for my children, and I took that into careful consideration when I made my decision. Now that I have made my choice I want to be clear... I would never judge anyone based on their political or religious beliefs. I believe that both candidates have the intention of making the country a safer and stronger place for every American, they just have different ideas about how we get there.
As Kardashian makes clear in that letter, sound bites rarely ever make for an entire accurate picture, and it's important not to jump to conclusions. Besides, there was even drama surrounding the legitimacy of that apparent first quote itself. As BuzzFeed explained, "the quote doesn’t appear in the online edition of Wonderland’s cover story. Or in a PDF version on the author’s page. The quote did, however, appear in a preview version of the article sent to select press, including BuzzFeed UK." The Huffington Post, meanwhile, was assured by the writer of the article that the quote does actually, "appear in the print version." To make everything that much more confusing, The Huffington Post said, "Wonderland magazine claims they never published the quote in question," and that it, "issued a statement on Friday disavowing the quote..."
Basically, this was all a big 'ol mess from the start and Kardashian was intent on cleaning it up. Truly, no one knows how to shut rumors and smack talk down better than the star. Not only is she unafraid to face flack head on, but she also knows how to eloquently prove that there are two sides to every story.