Kim Kardashian, known globally as a reality television icon and fashion mogul, has been notably shifting her career focus towards an unexpected path: criminal justice reform and the law. At least, that's what we've been told by her (and her mom) on the reality show The Kardashians. Her journey, marked by a new sense of purpose, has added a new dimension to her public persona, revealing a dedicated advocate for justice and systemic change.
Born into the famous Kardashian family in 1980, Kim initially gained fame through the popular reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. The show offered viewers a glimpse into the glamorous and often tumultuous lives of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, catapulting Kim and her family into the spotlight. Alongside her television career, she successfully ventured into various businesses, including her beauty brand, KKW Beauty, and her shapewear line, SKIMS.
In recent years, however, Kim has pivoted her attention towards a markedly different realm: the U.S. criminal justice system. Sparked by a deep sense of empathy and a desire to effect tangible change, she has become a passionate advocate for prisoners who she believes have been treated unfairly by the system. Her advocacy work began publicly in 2018 when she championed the case of Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old woman serving a life sentence for a nonviolent drug offense. Her efforts ultimately led to Johnson's commutation by then-President Donald Trump.
In 2019, she announced that she was studying to become a lawyer, following in the footsteps of her late father, Robert Kardashian, a renowned attorney best known for his role in O.J. Simpson's defense team. California, where the Kardashians reside, is one of the few states that allows one to become a lawyer through a law office study program, bypassing traditional law school.
Her pursuit of a law degree is not just symbolic but rather a strategic decision aimed at enhancing her understanding of the criminal justice system and strengthening her advocacy work. She has used her extensive social media presence and reality television platform to shed light on issues within the justice system and to share the personal stories of those she's trying to help. However, some people are claiming that she isn't actually invested in criminal justice reform as she makes it seem.
Kim Kardashian Accused of Being an "Advocate for Potential Criminals"
Kim was involved in the production of Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project, a documentary highlighting her journey into criminal justice reform. The documentary underscored her commitment to the cause, demonstrating her willingness to utilize her influential status to effect meaningful change. But while she claims to want to help the downtrodden, author and journalist Liz Crokin points out some connections to unsavory people who are arguably involved in committing crimes.
For one, Kim is still wearing Balenciaga, renowned fashion brand that faced a storm of criticism over a controversial advertisement featuring young-looking models and teddy bears clad in bondage gear. Critics argued that the images sexualized youth and trivialized BDSM culture, raising questions about the appropriateness and ethics of such a campaign. Balenciaga's creative team defended the campaign as an exploration of "unconventional themes," but many saw it as a shocking disregard for responsible advertising. The controversy underscores the fashion industry's ongoing struggle to balance artistic expression with social responsibility. Kim released a milquetoast statement saying she was disappointed with the brand, but she never broke ties with them and was just seen attending a basketball game decked out in Balenciaga jeans. Liz tweeted that Kim was "working with and wearing the pedophile promoting brand Balenciaga which is run by a team of evil sickos."
She also pointed out that Kim has allegedly worked with Lou Taylor, CEO of Tri Star Sports and Entertainment Group, who found himself in the limelight due to his involvement in Britney Spears' controversial conservatorship. Serving as Britney's business manager from 2008 until his resignation in 2020, Lou was associated with the financial handling of the pop icon's wealth during the conservatorship years. Critics have questioned his role and alleged influence over Britney's life and finances. The complex conservatorship case, and Lou's involvement, have fueled public discourse about the ethics of conservatorships and their impact on individual freedoms. Additionally, Kim apparently has ties to Blackbox, "the security firm run by former Israeli intelligence agents that ran criminal illegal surveillance on Britney including in her bedroom and bathroom."
"Don’t let Kim Kardashian’s advocacy work for criminal justice reform fool you," Liz tweeted. "It would be more appropriate to label Kim as an advocate for potential criminals than criminal justice reform."
"To learn more how the Kardashians — including Kylie Jenner — are tied to Britney’s conservatorship and potentially profited off of it, to put it lightly, watch Slave Princess here," Liz tweets, sharing a link to the film.
Many people were intrigued by this information while others said they saw the film and were impressed by what they learned. Kim and her family have always known to have connections to suspicious figures and shady deals. Whether her intentions in the world of law are pure is something we'll never really know.