Calm down, people. It’s unlikely Kim Kardashian is an actual Communist; she’s just into ironic, overly expensive sweatshirts.
During a rare outing with her family this past weekend, the 36-year-old reality star was spotted rocking a red sweatshirt emblazoned with the hammer and sickle, a Communist symbol introduced during the Russian Revolution. The fashion choice quickly caught the attention of social media, and resulted in a wave of backlash and conspiracy theories connecting her to Vladimir Putin. It’s clearly a reach, but not too surprising considering all the drama the U.S. had with Russia during the 2016 presidential election. And we can't forget the fact that Kim's husband, Kanye West, has buddied up with President-elect Donald Trump, who in turn has been a vocal admirer of Putin and his leadership skills. Again, it's a reach.
Unfortunately for all the "Kommie" conspiracy theorists, Kim probably wasn't making a political statement with the hoodie. The piece is actually by Vetements, a Parisian label she and Kanye have worn many, many times before. According to The Cut, this $770 design was a collaboration with Russian concept store SVMoscow. And though some were outraged by Kim's sweatshirt, others seemed to enjoy the irony of it.