Kourtney on Thursday, Oct. 15 took to Instagram with a show of support for Kanye’s 2020 presidential bid. She shared the post on her Instagram Story. People reports that she had previously shared a link to an article on her lifestyle website Poosh, where she listed “the best voter merch,” before posting a photo of herself wearing some of West’s gear.
After she posted a photo donning some of his 2020 merchandise, many of her followers began criticizing her, calling her “embarrassing” and “irresponsible” for seemingly backing West.
She is seen wearing a hat that reads “Vote Kanye.” Kardashian tagged West in the photo and also included a link to his campaign website where fans can grab the hat for $40. The post garnered plenty of attention and backlash due to the controversy surrounding West’s presidential bid.
Since announcing his run on July 4, the rapper has been accused of running a spoiler campaign to pull votes away from Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden. Fans were not happy with Kardashian promoting his bid to her 102 million Instagram followers. One person called her post “one of the most irresponsible, egregious and reckless uses of that family’s platform that i’ve ever seen.”
“Your platform is too big for you to do anything irresponsible like this. Fix it @kourtneykardash and do NOT write in or vote for @kanyewest,” tweeted RuPaul’s Drag Race star Kameron Michaels.
Blogger Perez Hilton also chimed in, adding: “Oh come on, Kourtney! Even Kim Kardashian hasn’t been so irresponsible as to endorse Kanye West!”
In the past, Kardashian has generally shied away from speaking about politics. But she did throw her support behind Hillary Clinton in the 2016 race against Donald Trump. She backed Clinton by using an Instagram photo of her daughter Penelope Disick holding hands with cousin North West along with the caption, “For our future, I’m with her.”