Celebrities: they’re just like us. They’re also met with support, encouragement and respect for making inspiring life decisions. Oh, that’s right. Never mind.
It’s been less than a week since Kim Kardashian West revealed she is studying to become a lawyer with plans of taking the California bar exam in 2022. Speaking candidly for her Vogue cover story, Kardashian West dropped a bombshell on fans when she opened up about her four-year apprenticeship with a San Francisco law firm, an endeavor she was inspired to pursue after her work lobbying the White House for justice reform. With over a decade in the public eye, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star told the magazine she was armed and ready for the onslaught of hate about to come her way and just how little she cared what people thought.
Is Kardashian West the Three-Eyed Raven? Because it took less than an hour after the interview dropped for the hateful commentary to flood social media channels. After a few days of truly unfair trolling and jabs that the soon-to-be mom-of-four never finished college, Kardashian West just released a statement so powerful and inspiring it is a big, fat “I OBJECT” clapback to her critics.
“Last year I registered with the California State Bar to study law. For the next 4 years, a minimum of 18 hours a week is required, I will take written and multiple choice tests monthly,” Kardashian West captioned an Instagram photo of her studying with mentors Jessica Jackson and Erin Haney. “As my first year is almost coming to an end I am preparing for the baby bar, a mini version of the bar, which is required when studying law this way. I’ve seen some comments from people who are saying it’s my privilege or my money that got me here, but that’s not the case. One person actually said I should ‘stay in my lane.’ I want people to understand that there is nothing that should limit your pursuit of your dreams, and the accomplishment of new goals. You can create your own lanes, just as I am.”
Kardashian West’s financial privilege has been the main talking point of critics and fans alike, but she is having none of that because there’s an additional cost to her commitment to making a future in law that has nothing to do with money. “My weekends are spent away from my kids while I read and study. I work all day, put my kids to bed and spend my nights studying. There are times I feel overwhelmed and when I feel like I can’t do it but I get the pep talks I need from the people around me supporting me…. I have made this strict commitment to follow a dream of mine – It’s never too late to follow your dreams.”
Hate her or love her, Kardashian West’s commitment should definitely be respected. With a million businesses and a growing family on her plate, Kardashian West’s willingness to take on the biggest project yet truly is an inspiration to all of us.