In celebration of National Women’s Day, Kim Kardashian dropped some new “feminist” Kimoijs.. and people are NOT havin’ it.
The reality star posted news of the “feminist” emojis on social media this week, announcing that her new Kimojis have officially been launched on the App Store.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 6, 2018
Some of the new Kimojis carry phrases like “Slay In Your Lane”, Grab America Back”, and “The Future is Nasty, Nasty, Nasty.” There’s even one designed to look like Kim’s infamous nude selfie with the black censor bars that read “My Body” and “My Choice.”
The internet wasn’t feeling the emoji drop though, and took to social media to sound off.
I’m not here for Kim Kardashian’s “feminist” emojis. She’s not a feminist she makes sure to say so every time she’s asked. This is just a marketing ploy. Don’t fall for it. #Kimoji #Fauxminism pic.twitter.com/PDAC54yrqC
— Our Lady of Vengeance ♥️🗡 (@_thats_a_bingo) March 7, 2018
Lemme get this straight: a woman whose skill is filming her sexcapades and getting married for show is now a feminist icon? And she’s selling literal “feminist icons” called #kimoji? But they’re cartoons of her booty and other well-known assets?
I … huh? pic.twitter.com/cIU4i5lBK2
— Mayflower (@ImJuliCaldwell) March 8, 2018
Aside from Kim claiming she is a feminist when she has previously stated otherwise, many have an issue with the multi-millionaire selling the Kimojis for $2.99. People believe they should be free or the profits should be given to a women’s charity. Some proposed ideas as to what Kim should do with all of the money.
Kim Kardashian should donate the money she makes from her feminist kimoji pack to a charity that supports women/women’s rights rather than pocket it. Didn’t she wanna get involved in helping planned parenthood? Now is her chance!!! Just saying!!!! pic.twitter.com/oxHhD1sZR6
— onnalise ⚰️ (@starshollowed) March 7, 2018
There were a few positive comments, of course, given she has millions and millions of followers. The majority of Kimoji feedback has been negative, some women believe shaming Kim is the wrong route.
I don't fully understand what a Kimoji is, but I will state for the record that slut-shaming is not feminist, and showing your boobs or being proud of your butt is not inherently anti-feminist. You don't have to like this woman, but don't be a hypocrite.
— joanna schroeder (@iproposethis) March 7, 2018
Following all of the backlash, Kim took to her App to explain “how she deals with haters.”
Coincidence? We think not.