Kim Kardashian wants her two kids — North West, 3, & 8-month-old Saint — to grow up ‘knowing that their lives matter.’ And after Alton Sterling’s & Philando Castile’s deaths, the star wrote an emotional essay revealing her fears for her kids’ — especially her son’s — futures.
Kim Kardashian, 35, got SUPER deep on her website on July 8 when she shared an extremely heartfelt letter about the #BlackLivesMatter movement, saying this week’s events have left her feeling “speechless, angry and numb.” But the most touching part of her entire essay was when she addressed raising her kids — North West, 3, and Saint, 8 months — and how she’s terrified to have her son grow up in a world where he’s judged “because of the color of his skin.”
“I do not ever want to have to teach my son to be scared of the police, or tell him that he has to watch his back because the people we are told to trust — the people who ‘protect and serve’ — may not be protecting and serving him because of the color of his skin,” Kim passionately wrote in a post titled “#BLACKLIVESMATTER” on her website.
Wow, there’s no question the celeb really opened herself up for this post, and we love how honest she got with her fans. And truthfully, what she wrote is completely heartbreaking — especially because she’s not wrong. Her words resinate with so many other Americans and we love that she addressed this important issue so eloquently.
“The last thing we need is to fuel anger with more hate or violence, especially toward the many incredible police officers who risk their lives every single day to protect our families and communities,” Kim continued. “We must peacefully use the power of our voices and the strength of our numbers to demand changes in the judicial system so that brutality doesn’t ever go unpunished.” Beautiful.
It seems as if Kim was referencing the deaths of five Dallas police officers that took place on July 7 in retaliation of black men, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, being brutally killed by police officers earlier in the week. We totally respect Kim for posting such an important message. As an influential figure, and as the mother of young biracial children, she’s just as desperate for change as the rest of us — and she clearly wants to help instigate that change.
One thing is for sure, Kim definitely knows that “hashtags are not enough.” And Kim, we are with you — and so are many other celebrities, including John Legend, 37, Beyonce, 34, and husband, Kanye West, 39. Even Beyonce called on her Beyhive to help make big changes in our country by urging her fans to take “action” and “contact their local politicians.”
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — how do you feel about Kim’s emotional statement? Do you agree with her?