So here’s the real tea. It looks like Kim Kardashian West is actually doing something meaningful with her fame!
So Kim K isn’t just about contour?!?! Kim Kardashian West visits the White House.
As a media junkie, I obviously follow the Kardashian’s every move. As a family, the Kardashian/ Jenners continuously surprise us and not only that, Kim Kardashian West met with senior advisor Jared Kushner to discuss prison reform. Now, I know you’re all probably thinking about what could Kim Kardashian West possibly do for prison reform? I initially asked myself the same question. However, when I really thought about it, Kim is actually doing something worthy of fame as Kardashian West requested a meeting at the White House after hearing about the plight of Alice Marie Johnson on social media last year.
Behind the case
Alice Marie Johnson is a woman serving a sentence for drug conspiracy and money laundering. Johnson became involved with cocaine dealers after she lost her job, her son was killed, she and her husband divorced and she lost her home. Johnson claims that she did not sell any drugs, but admits to acting as an intermediary for those involved. “I’ve been in communication with the White House and trying to bring her case to the president’s desk and figure out how we can get her out,” Kardashian West tells Mic. “That’s such a huge step from where we started with that not even being on their radar.” Kardashian West explains how she had a shift in her priorities and the way she looks at her wealth and influence. She also mentioned that she’s been working with Jared Kushner and the Trump administration to try getting Johnson freed. You can hear more of Kardashian West’s explanation of the case below.
We’re all as shook as you are
I never thought I’d see the day that a Kardashian would use their success for something that doesn’t have to do with beauty or makeup. While the thought of two reality TV stars in the oval office is a bit frightening, I guess it could be worse. The president with Kim Kardashian at the oval office. (Photo: Twitter)[/caption] Kardashian West said that she’s been working with Jared Kushner and the Trump administration to try getting Johnson freed. She says that she felt moved by a video profile the site did on Johnson in 2017 and immediately took action, hiring her personal legal team to represent Johnson. “Kim is looking at this from human rights and human dignity perspective,” a reporter said of their conversation. Jessica Jackson Sloan, who directs the Dream Corps’ #cut50 initiative, was at the White House earlier this month reportedly working with Kushner and Trump on criminal justice reform. “I hope the president will feel moved by Kim Kardashian, who in some ways is the perfect messenger on this because she doesn’t come to this as someone who has been a longtime advocate or even somebody who has been directly impacted,” Sloan said. “She comes from the perspective of somebody who was not really aware of this issue until she started hearing about Ms. Alice’s case and cases like that and had her own sort of transformation.”
After Kardashian West’s meeting with Trump, Trump commuted the sentence of Alice Marie Johnson. Although Kardashian West experienced a lot of criticism and ridicule for taking the case on prison reform to the White House, clearly she did something right. While this took us all by surprise, I think that this may be the first time we can applaud Kim for something she’s done with her fame.
You go Kim K!