Kim Kardashian and Calvin Harris have released Snapchat videos of them singing Kanye’s ‘Famous’ at J.Lo’s birthday party. Courtesy: Today Show
FOR once, it’s not her revealing outfits or famous booty that’s breaking the internet.
Kim Kardashian — reality star and social media heavyweight — has backtracked on the political drama over who she will vote for at the US presidential election, saying “I stand with Hillary”.
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, 35, raised eyebrows last week when she said she was “on the fence” about who to vote for — Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.
“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,” Kardashian told Wonderland magazine.
Now Kardashian has confirmed she will vote for Clinton.
“I had a long conversation with Caitlyn, who has always been open about her political views,” Kardashian wrote on her website, referring to her former stepfather, Caitlyn Jenner.
Jenner is a long-time Republican supporter, who spoke at the party’s convention in July (Jenner famously said it was “harder” to come out as a Republican than it was for her to reveal she is transgender).
But in a blog titled “I’m With Her”, Kardashian wrote: “(Caitlyn) 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.”
Kardashian continued: “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.”
Kardashian said he believed Clinton would “best represent our country and is the most qualified for the job”.
“I found that without a doubt, I stand with Hillary. I’m with her,” Kardashian wrote on her website.
“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.”
Kardashian is taking this presidential election seriously. Perhaps it is, in part, because her husband, rapper Kanye West, said he intends to run for president in 2020.
“I don’t wanna put words in his mouth, but I’m pretty sure the Democrats,” Kardashian told Wonderland, of West’s potential campaign for the White House.
“Maybe independent? I don’t know how serious he is about it. We’ll see,”
Kardashian is one of a string of celebrities with massive social media followings who have publicly endorsed Clinton.
Given their influence, especially on Instagram to a millennial audience, these celebs could lure younger voters to side with Clinton come the election in November.
Katy Perry (56 million followers), Lena Dunham (2.8 million), Demi Lovato (46.9 million), Lady Gaga (18.8 million), Beyonce (85.2 million) and Amy Schumer (5.2 million) have all endorsed Clinton on the popular photo-sharing app.