Kim Kardashian recently wrote a beautiful, moving blog post about racism and how she wants to do something about it for the world her daughter North West (Nori) will grow up in. After the applause died down, though, critics began sharpening their claws saying that Kim couldn't have written it herself. According to Fox News on May 8, it’s being speculated that Kim used a ghostwriter.
If you've read the piece, you’ll know that it’s not standard Kardashian-speak. It has nothing to do with hot shoes, a new makeup technique or a good restaurant. It’s quite serious and deals with racism. Kim was the victim of verbal abuse and racial slurs back in January of this year and she says it’s on her mind every time she looks at her almost one-year-old daughter by Kanye West.
Could these words truly be Kim’s? Some folks say no.
“I feel a responsibility as a mother, a public figure, a human being, to do what I can to make sure that not only my child, but all children, don’t have to grow up in a world where they are judged by the color of their skin, or their gender, or their sexual orientation,” Kardashian posted on her blog, run by Celebuzz. “I want my daughter growing up in a world where love for one another is the most important thing. So the first step I’m taking is to stop pretending like this isn’t my issue or my problem, because it is, it’s everyone’s…"
Why do folks think Kim Kardashian didn't write it? They cite the style and the fact that it doesn't contain her usual grammatical errors. Immediately, they jumped to the conclusion that Kim hired a ghostwriter.
Kim posted the writing first on her blog. Then she tweeted it. Celebuzz, host of Kim's blog/web site, hasn't commented so far. Some of their partner sites did.
Lex Jurgen, WWTDD.com: “Being the big caboose on an Internet social trend reeks of Kardashian. But the use of big middle school words screams professional assistance.”
Bill Swift, Egotastic.com: “I think she wrote it. It’s written at about the sixth grade level which would match her ‘some middle school’ level of academic achievement."
What do you think? Did Kim Kardashian write that letter or didn't she? And is it such a big deal if she hired someone to help her express her thoughts? Professionals in all walks of life hire ghostwriters to show them in their best light. Maybe Kim felt so strongly about the subject that she hired someone to put her thoughts out there exactly the way she wanted. It’s not uncommon and there’s nothing wrong with it if she did.
Kim Kardashian’s people say the ghostwriting claims are simply not true. But even if Kim did hire a ghostwriter, as long as the content is what's in Kim's heart, who cares if she got a little help with the style?
Quote Source: Fox 411