Kim Kardashian has Received Backlash from Former Employees Following Her ‘Advice’ for Women in Business

The reality star has been called “tone deaf” for her attempt at a motivational bit of advice.


Kim Kardashian has been critiqued by former employees following her comment that “It seems like nobody wants to work these days” when discussing her advice for women in business. Two of her former employees took to Twitter to clap back at Kardashian and share their alleged experiences working for the star and by the sounds of it they were less than positive. 

The response that garnered the most attention on the app was that of beauty critic Jessica DeFino, who shared that she “could only afford groceries from the 99 Cents Only Store, called out “sick” more than once bc I couldn’t put gas in my car to get to the office, & was reprimanded for freelancing on the side” while working as an editor on the Kardashian’s apps in 2015. DeFino stated that it is because of her work for the famous family that she began her current venture “Critiquing the beauty industry and reporting on the harms of beauty culture”. 

It was not only former employees that responded to Kardashians controversial comments, but she also faced backlash from fans and other celebrities, including Jameela Jamil and Piers Morgan. Jameela Jamil has been an outspoken critic of various behaviours exhibited by the Kardashian-Jenner family, particularly that of their promotion of unrealistic beauty standards and the promotion of dangerous products such as appetite suppressants and diet teas.

Jamil’s critique of Kim here was not too far from her previous issues with the star as she tweeted “I think if you grew up in Beverly Hills with super successful parents in what was simply a smaller mansion… nobody needs to hear your thoughts on success/work ethic” and also took to Instagram to share a similar message. Jamil also likened the situation to the backlash that Molly Mae Hague received for her recent comments on everybody having the same 24-hours in the day and the complete disregard this has of her position of privilege in comparison to the vast majority of people who simply do not have the same 24-hours as she does.

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