Kim Kardashian Clarifies Her Controversial Comments About Women And Work

Kim Kardashian is no stranger to breaking the internet. From wearing outlandish outfits to creating new businesses, this reality star is constantly giving people something to talk about. But it turns out that bringing the internet to its knees is not always a positive thing, as Kardashian's recent comment to Variety about how people need to work harder has landed her in hot water. And not, like, the hot tub relaxing kind. People were quick to point out the irony in her comment, and it turns out she's sorry for it... kind of.

In case you're not keeping up with them, the Kardashian family announced that they have a brand new show coming to Hulu. Called "The Kardashians," you'll now get another chance to get your weekly peek into the family's life. They celebrated with an interview with Variety, where the Skims founder told people to work harder. "I have the best advice for women in business," she told Variety. "Get your f**king a** up and work. It seems like nobody wants to work these days," her comments supported with nods from her sisters.

The irony of the comment did not sneak past fans. People were quick to comment that being born into wealth and working extremely hard on your own are two different things. "People who are born on third base shouldn't be talking about how easy it is to hit a home run," Sunny Hostin of "The View" said on the show. Kardashian is apparently feeling the backlash and has something else to say on the matter.

Kim Kardashian says the comment had 'no context'

The comments that Kim Kardashian made hit the world hard. Although she's made multiple statements in the past about not listening to what people say on the internet, she couldn't ignore it this time. After backlash over the controversial quote, Kardashian clarified the situation in an interview with Robin Roberts, where she explained that there was "no context" to what she said. 

"Well that statement that I said was without questions and conversations around it, and it became a soundbite really with no context," Kardashian said in the interview with Good Morning America. "I came off of the notion and the question right before, which was, 'After 20 years of being in the business, you're famous for being famous.' And my whole tone and attitude changed with the previous question that went into that question about what advice would you give to women."

For the record, she did not apologize for what she said. Instead, she explained that it was a tone issue. Which, you know, does explain why she was so firm in her delivery, but doesn't actually change the sentiment of what she said in the original interview. 

Kim Kardashian stood by her sentiment

On top of not technically apologizing in the Variety interview and the backlash her comments created, Kim Kardashian reiterated to Good Morning America that people need to work harder. "The advice that I would give is just that, having a social media presence and being on a reality show does not mean overnight success," Kardashian told Robin Roberts. "You have to really work hard to get there, even if it might seem like it's easy and that you can build a really successful business off social media." 

The reality star ended the interview by saying that she was "sorry if [the comment] was received" in a negative way, although some fans generally saw the interview as a clarification and not an apology. One Twitter summarized it perfectly, calling Kardashian's words, "meh."

Do you think that people will go to Kardashian for advice again in the future?