Kim Kardashian was 'blindsided' that people were 'triggered' by her 'get up and work' comments

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Kim Kardashian said she felt "blindsided" after she was called out for advising women who are looking to succeed in the world of business to "get your f***ing ass up and work".

In March, 41-year-old Kim received a great deal of criticism after giving her "best advice" to aspiring female entrepreneurs in an interview with Variety.

“Get your f***ing ass up and work,” Kim said in the Variety profile, as her sisters Kourtney and Khloé, and their mom Kris listened on and appeared to agree. “It seems like nobody wants to work these days. You have to surround yourself with people that wanna work.”

Check out Kim's "best advice" for women in business:

Months on from the backlash, the SKIMS founder addressed the upset while speaking to her younger sisters Khloé and Kendall Jenner.

"There's just been so much going on because of that Variety interview," Kim told her sisters on their reality show The Kardashians, per Page Six. "I said what I said about people working. Do I believe in that? Yes, I believe that you have to work hard in order to do that. But I was just so blindsided by how angry people got."

"Enough people were triggered, so I want to be responsible and understanding [of] why people feel the way they do, and I do understand that a lot of people weren't given the same opportunities as us," she added.

Khloé then told Kim she knew where she was coming from and went on to say that she found the situation "frustrating" because she knew people would "crucify" her no matter what her sister said.

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"They're always gonna say, 'Well, what do you know? You were born with a silver spoon in your mouth.' But it's frustrating when the world doesn't want to see you for who you are, and they want to always make whatever you say a personal attack," said Khloé.

Kim then spoke about how she learned to work hard from her mom Kris, who she said "started her career and making money at 50."

"Growing up and seeing her hustle and seeing her get up every day with all these kids … that she had to take care of, I saw her work her ass off and figure it out … and that really inspired me to work," Kim continued.

Despite admittedly not understanding the outrage, Kim apologized for how her comments were received, saying in a confessional: "When I made that statement, it wasn't a blanket statement to all women, like as if I didn't think women work hard or respect the work that they do, because I see it every single day.

"The most important people in my life, that have shaped my life, shaped my career, and helped me get to where I am today all are women. So I hated that that got misunderstood, and for that, I'm so sorry."

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Kim Kardashian was 'blindsided' that people were 'triggered' by her 'get up and work' comments

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By VT

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Kim Kardashian said she felt "blindsided" after she was called out for advising women who are looking to succeed in the world of business to "get your f***ing ass up and work".

In March, 41-year-old Kim received a great deal of criticism after giving her "best advice" to aspiring female entrepreneurs in an interview with Variety.

“Get your f***ing ass up and work,” Kim said in the Variety profile, as her sisters Kourtney and Khloé, and their mom Kris listened on and appeared to agree. “It seems like nobody wants to work these days. You have to surround yourself with people that wanna work.”

Check out Kim's "best advice" for women in business:

Months on from the backlash, the SKIMS founder addressed the upset while speaking to her younger sisters Khloé and Kendall Jenner.

"There's just been so much going on because of that Variety interview," Kim told her sisters on their reality show The Kardashians, per Page Six. "I said what I said about people working. Do I believe in that? Yes, I believe that you have to work hard in order to do that. But I was just so blindsided by how angry people got."

"Enough people were triggered, so I want to be responsible and understanding [of] why people feel the way they do, and I do understand that a lot of people weren't given the same opportunities as us," she added.

Khloé then told Kim she knew where she was coming from and went on to say that she found the situation "frustrating" because she knew people would "crucify" her no matter what her sister said.

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Credit: Doug Peters / Alamy

"They're always gonna say, 'Well, what do you know? You were born with a silver spoon in your mouth.' But it's frustrating when the world doesn't want to see you for who you are, and they want to always make whatever you say a personal attack," said Khloé.

Kim then spoke about how she learned to work hard from her mom Kris, who she said "started her career and making money at 50."

"Growing up and seeing her hustle and seeing her get up every day with all these kids … that she had to take care of, I saw her work her ass off and figure it out … and that really inspired me to work," Kim continued.

Despite admittedly not understanding the outrage, Kim apologized for how her comments were received, saying in a confessional: "When I made that statement, it wasn't a blanket statement to all women, like as if I didn't think women work hard or respect the work that they do, because I see it every single day.

"The most important people in my life, that have shaped my life, shaped my career, and helped me get to where I am today all are women. So I hated that that got misunderstood, and for that, I'm so sorry."

Featured image credit: LANDMARK MEDIA / Alamy