Kim Kardashian Slammed Over Her Business Advice to Women: 'Get Your F*cking Ass Up and Work'

The reality TV star is facing harsh criticism over her "tone deaf" comments about work ethic: "It seems like nobody wants to work these days.”

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Kim Kardashian is catching heat over what many have called “tone deaf” comments about work ethic.

The 41-year-old reality star made the remarks during a recent interview with Variety, in which she and her family discussed their respective business ventures and shared some tips for others who were looking to succeed.

“I have the best advice for women in business,” Kim said. “Get your fucking ass up and work. It seems like nobody wants to work these days. You have to surround yourself with people that want to work. Have a good work environment where everyone loves what they do, because you have one life. No toxic work environments.”

Many Twitter users slammed Kim’s advice as “out of touch,” and reminded readers that she and her siblings were born into a position of financial privilege. Others also pointed out that Kim was sued last year for allegedly violating labor laws. The complaint was filed by seven former members of Kim’s gardening and maintenance staff, who claim they were denied meal breaks and overtime pay, as well as subjected to other mistreatments. Representatives for Kim have denied the allegations, suggesting a third-party hiring company was to blame.

Shortly after the “work” comments went viral, Jessica DeFino took to Twitter to detail her experience working with the Kardashian family. 

“I was an editor on the Kardashian apps in 2015 in LA,” she claimed, “[I] worked days night & weekends, could only afford groceries from the 99 Cents Only Store, called out ‘sick’ more than once bc I couldn’t put gas in my car to get to the office,” DeFino continued. She also said that she was “reprimanded for freelancing on the side.”

Within hours of posting, DeFino’s tweet had garnered more than 33,000 retweets and over 228,000 likes.

You can check out the Kardashian’s full Variety video above as well as more reactions to Kim’s work “advice” below.

Also: be born rich. Really helps.

— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) March 9, 2022

She came up from the mean streets of Beverly Hills with very successful parents/step parents… but in a *much* smaller mansion. A TRUE GRIND. An inspiration. A photoshop icon.

— ❤️ Jameela Jamil ❤️ She/Her ❤️ (@jameelajamil) March 9, 2022

Over the last 2 years, women have been sidelined from work they'd like to get back to b/c of caregiving responsibilities and objectionable working conditions (including a lack of PTO, child care, flexible + predictable work scheduling).

And yet:

— Anne Branigin 🔆 (@AnneBranigin) March 9, 2022

Kim really squandered all that good will she built up by handling her divorce like a grown up, only to revert to this. 🤦🏿‍♀️

— Britni Danielle (@BritniDWrites) March 9, 2022

Not Kim Kardashian telling working class women to “get your fucking ass up and work”

Ma’am please shut the entire fuck up 🤣

— Jones 🕵🏽‍♀️ (@NamasteJoness) March 9, 2022

Kim K is one of the hardest working people out there but hard work is not a very good predictor of success in business. For every success story there are 100 other people working 2 jobs and living paycheck to paycheck.

— Dan Price (@DanPriceSeattle) March 9, 2022

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