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Kim Kardashian Under Fire For Calling Her Friends The R-Word In Instagram Video

When it comes to public figures criticizing a clueless public, Kim Kardashian West should have known better.

On Halloween, the Kardashain/Jenner family gathered to celebrate Kendall Jenner’s 23rd birthday on Wednesday night.

West, 37, arrived with her beau Jonathan Cheban. He was dressed as Tommy Lee and she was Pamela Anderson, recreating the red carpet look from the MTV Video Music Awards from 1999 – nearly twenty years ago when most of the party guests were too young to remember Baywatch.

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But when the other largely-millennial partygoers had a difficult time identifying her costume as the actress, the fuse was lit and West had some choice words during the clip that was posted on Instagram stories.

“Okay guys, we are Pam Anderson and Tommy Lee,” she said.

“Nobody knows who we are here! You guys are all too f—ing young. This is so sad.”

Later, West’s friend and former assistant Stephanie Shepherd inquired about her costume, to which an exasperated West responded.

“Nobody knows who I am. Yeah! Retarded.”

The video with West dropping the word was reposted on a fan account.

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The term is a relic referring to the less advanced social, mental, and emotional devlopment of an individual that is considered to be hate speech by today’s standards.

It is exclusionary and very offensive.


Many saw West’s comment as being insensitive to people with disabilities. 

Others also said West was out of line just because peolpe could not pinpoint which celebrity she was portraying.

People thought the reality star and socialite should have known better.

After the fallout from the use of the word, West came forward and issued an apology on Thursday morning. “I want to apologize for what I said in a recent video post that is inappropriate and insensitive to the special needs community,” she told The Blast.

“I try to learn from my mistakes and this is one of those times.”

She added:

“Please know that my intention is always pure, and in this case, it was a mistake. I’m sorry.”


H/T – TheBlast, Twitter, People, Instagram, HuffingtonPost


Written by Koh Mochizuki

Koh Mochizuki is a New York-based actor and writer. Originally hailing from Los Angeles, he received his B.A. in English literature and is fluent in Japanese. Disney parks are his passion. Instagram: kohster Twitter: @kohster1 Flickr: nyckmoe