Matriarch defends the duo on her TV talk show and calls the president hypocritical
President Obama’s dispute with Russian President Vladimir Putin has been getting the headlines, but now he’s in a new beef with Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner, and this one could get really nasty.
The President recently said that the public’s fascination with the Kardashians and other high-profile celebs was changing the American Dream, in an interview on Amazon's Kindle Singles site.
Where children once aimed for a good home, a good job and the possibility of higher education, he said, today’s youngsters are exposed to such wealth in the form of celebrities’ lifestyles that everything seems smaller by comparison.
“Kids weren't monitoring every day what Kim Kardashian was wearing, or where Kanye West was going on vacation, and thinking that somehow that was the mark of success,” he said.
Mama Kardashian fired back on her talk show on Friday.
“It's really great that people aspire to get a great job … but I wasn't aware that you could only set the bar so high and that we could only dream so big,” Jenner said.
And Kanye and Kim, she said, didn’t deserve the grief.
“I find it so odd that he's picking on Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Well, Kanye West, first of all, doesn't go on vacation. Ever,” Jenner said. “And Kim Kardashian is the hardest-working young lady in the world. She never sleeps, she never stops, she never slows down and works so hard for what she's got.”
The president also mentioned that Kim and Kanye live in 10,000 square-foot home, and Jenner found that hypocritical.
“I bet the President has some friends with 10,000 square foot houses and that he wouldn’t mind going over there… when [he was] asking them to have a party for [him] while [he was] campaigning for dollars to run for president.”
There's been no further word from the White House.
Here's the video from “Kris”: