Following Kim Kardashian’s use of the “R-word” in a Halloween video, the reality star had to apologize. In a statement released to Us Weekly on the 1st of November, the star said she wanted “to apologize for what I said in a recent video post.”
Kim said she tries to learn from her mistakes, and this is one of those times. Previously, Kim explained she was disappointed that people within her circle didn’t realize she was Pamela Anderson for Halloween.
The star said to her ex-assistant, Stephanie Shepherd, “nobody knows who I am. Yeah! Retarded!” As cultural enthusiasts know, Kim was dressed up as 1999’s Pamela Anderson during the MTV Video Music Awards almost twenty years ago.
Her partner in crime and best friend, Jonathan Cheban, was dressed up as Tommie Lee, Pam’s ex-boyfriend. Earlier, Kourtney and her other sisters were dressed up as Victoria’s Secret Angels.
In photographs distributed by The Daily Mail, Kim wore white lingerie with oversized wings and boots. Kylie, 21, stirred up controversy as well with some of her Barbie imitations.
Regarding the use of the R-word, this isn’t the first time she and the rest of her family have been taken to task. Back in July, both Kourtney and Khloe took serious heat for uttering the word during a workout on Instagram Live.
In response to one of her fans, Khloe said, I hate that word! Why did I even say it?” The Kardashians aren’t the only ones to deal with blowback from the special needs community.
Shaun White recently had to apologize for dressing up as Simple Jack for Halloween. White’s costume was inspired by the 2008 movie starring Ben Stiller and Robert Downey Junior, Tropic Thunder.
At the time of its release, Ben had to apologize to the disabled community for the liberal use of the word “retarded.” Following the controversy surrounding Shaun, Ben said that he stands by his old apology, by the Special Olympics, as well as Shaun White.