Kim Kardashian is with her! The reality queen made an official statement on Sept. 24, revealing that she’s 100 percent voting for Hillary Clinton. Contrary to recent reports, Kim confirmed she’s NOT ‘on the fence’ about voting for Donald Trump. Get all the details right here!
Kim Kardashian, 35, found herself in the middle of a media firestorm when her comments about voting for Donald Trump, 70, were taken out of context. Reports surfaced on Sept. 23, claiming the KUWTK star was thinking of voting for the Republican Presidential nominee after a heartfelt conversation with Caitlyn Jenner. Now, she’s come forward to explain why she’ll be casting her ballot for Hillary this November. Her statement reads:
“A “quote” of mine was released yesterday causing my phone to blow up by friends, family and even both candidates camps, so I want to explain the context in which I said I was “on the fence” about my vote.
There was a point when I wasn’t 100% sure I was even going to vote in this election; I didn’t want to vote blindly. But I also thought about how not voting would mean that I wasn’t making my voice heard, so I decided to talk to my closest friends and family who I love and trust, to have an open conversation about politics.
I believe we owe it to ourselves, and to each other, to ask questions. To do our research so that we vote for the candidate who represents our own beliefs. We should start at a place of openness, receptiveness and honesty, and we should talk to those we love, trust and respect.
I had a long conversation with Caitlyn, who has always been open about her political views, and she encouraged me to do my research before making my decision and then vote for the candidate whose policies aligned with the things that matter most to me. And so that’s what I did. I thought about the things that are so important to me that they outweigh everything else, such as gun control and protecting women’s rights to safe and legal abortion.
I found that without a doubt, I stand with Hillary. I’m with her. I believe Hillary will best represent our country and is the most qualified for the job. This year, I’m not just voting for myself, but also for my children, and I took that into careful consideration when I made my decision. Now that I have made my choice I want to be clear… I would never judge anyone based on their political or religious beliefs. I believe that both candidates have the intention of making the country a safer and stronger place for every American, they just have different ideas about how we get there.
God bless America for allowing us to even make these decisions – there are so many in this world who are not so privileged.”
HollywoodLifers, what do YOU make of this recent update? Are you glad Kim cleared the air? Let us know!