While the talk show host applauds Kim for her White House meeting with the president, she thinks the reality star’s platform could be used for something “closer to home.”
Wendy Williams proved she’s queen of the backhanded compliment on Thursday, as she gave Kim Kardashian props for speaking out for prison reform while ripping her marriage to Kanye West in the process.
Kardashian made headlines on Wednesday after she met with President Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. Kim has been pushing for a pardon a 62-year-old great-grandmother, Alice Johnson, who’s serving a life sentence without parole for a first-time drug offense.
After first showing the New York Post cover calling Kardashian "Kim Thong Un" alongside the headline, "Trump Meets Rump," Williams commended the reality start for building a platform and using it for good.
"You know what? Here’s my thing. She wants prison reform and that’s what she’s there for. She has 100 million followers on social media. I hate to say it, but her voice is more influential, apparently, than a lot of politicians out here trying to do the one two shuffle," said Wendy. "Her voice is more influential than yous or mes. I was shocked in our Hot Topics meeting, only two of us agreed this is a good thing she’s doing right here."
Williams then said "people are gonna be pissed" if Kardashian is successful in getting Johnson pardoned, specifically people "who don’t like the Kardashians," before dropping some shade herself.
"I think Kim is bored with her money and unsatisfied with her marriage … you come here to hear it straight, right?" she continued, as the studio audience reacted in shock. "But better than prison reform, why don’t you do something closer to home, do something for mental health. I’m not laughing about that, I’m serious."
She went on to say that "the whole thing about pardoning Ms. Johnson" was "cute," but she should be more like Kourtney and stick to what she has a better understanding of. Kourt recently visited D.C. to speak about updating cosmetic regulations.
"Kim though, you know what you need, there needs to be more mental rehab in prison, so when prisoners get out, they are rehabilitated," Williams added. "Do something close to home, but I applaud whatever she’s doing trying to make things better for anybody else."
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