The tweet and its accompanying photo have, not surprisingly, been deleted from Twitter and Instagram, but that hasn’t spared Kim Kardashian from further backlash over her posting of a diamond-studded revolver — less than a month after urging her Twitter followers to pledge to reduce gun violence.
— Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) January 14, 2013
So, is Kardashian’s tweeted photo of a gun hypocritical? In poor taste? Or is it just a photo of a gun? She wasn’t even pictured firing it, like a certain president.
Plenty thought it was a dumb move, even by Kardashian’s standards.
Kim kardashian just uploaded a picture of a diamond gun to Instagram, c’mon Kim really? After recent events you choose now to upload that?
— Sue Heck (@PlanetWeasley) February 2, 2013
Kim Kardashian is quite dense, isn’t she? Pledging to support the gun control movement and then uploading pictures of designer handguns…
— Josh Harbourne (@theoneharbourne) February 4, 2013
Kim Kardashian posting a photo of a diamond encrusted gun… Wow. Just wow.
— Lannahn (@lannahn) February 2, 2013
— Steve Kovacs (@01BOND) February 6, 2013
Oh, you mean Kim Kardashian is a fucking moron? I HAD NO IDEA nydailynews.com/entertainment/…
— William Vitka (@vitka) February 6, 2013
Divorcing, Pregnant with another amn’s child, and now has a diamond studded gun — what an inspiration. eonline.com/news/385513/ki…
— Frank Todaro (@FrankTodaro) February 6, 2013
Kim Kardashian is getting fatter and stupider. Posing with a picture of a diamond encrusted gun a week after she signed the SandyHook pledge
— Zed Gardezi (@zedgardezi) February 6, 2013
Not everyone was so quickly offended, though.
— ❤ Dr Melinda Thomas(@drmelindafaith) February 4, 2013
In November, Kardashian deleted a tweet offering prayers to the people of Israel (as well as a follow-up tweet asking for prayers for Palestine).
— Steph (@tc5920) February 6, 2013
Love these guns! bit.ly/WQiQpd Kim Kardashian sparks outrage by tweeting a picture of a diamond-encrusted gun
— Lucieiswild (@Lucieiswild) February 6, 2013
Kim Kardashian you keep on posting pictures of your designer handguns. Any proud gun owner has my support. #USA 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🔫🔫
— Caleb Gray© (@CalebPGray) February 4, 2013
Kim Kardashian carrys a gun so I can tolerate her now
— Hampton Smith (@H_smith21) February 2, 2013
Oh no! Kim Kardashian has a gun! An expensive one! Rich people spend money on things they want? Nooooooo way!!! #GrowUp
— Eric Bandazewski (@EricBandazewski) February 6, 2013
Kim Kardashian’s gun offends me not because she’s a gun owner but because it’s a tacky piece of overpriced shit. #FitsHerWell
— Steven Cento (@scento) February 6, 2013