Matt Warrilow is not happy with Mother Teresa 2.0 aka Kim Kardashian.
So turns out it’s bad to be a racist. Who knew hey?
Here we’ve been, mocking minorities, discriminating against those who just aren’t like us, and yet, somebody has risen up and said ‘that’s not cool’. That person, ladies and gentlemen, is Kim Kardashian.
‘To be honest, before I had North, I never really gave racism or discrimination a lot of thought.’ Don’t worry Kim, we’re ALL like that! My head is buried so far in the sand I can almost taste Australia.
‘It is obviously a topic that Kanye is passionate about, but I guess it was easier for me to believe that it was someone else’s battle.’ That’s right Kim, we really shouldn’t give a shit should we? I mean it doesn’t impact on us at all. We’re not discriminating against in various scenarios, so why should we even consider fighting for it? If anything, we’ve got it good and should keep it going!
‘But recently, I’ve read and personally experienced some incidents that have sickened me and made me take notice. I realize that racism and discrimination are still alive, and just as hateful and deadly as they ever have been.’
This is the moment that Kim, and the rest of us, woke up. That’s right people, racism is still around us, and it is bad. And I feel shocked in myself I’d never noticed this. Until Kim said it, I hadn’t seen that hating or judging other people based on their race, nationality, sexuality or gender was still rife today. In fact, I was starting to get pretty bored about everyone singing, skipping through meadows hand-in-hand with fellow beings. And you’ll be glad to hear that, as a mother, Kim isn’t standing for it anymore.
‘I feel a responsibility…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…because the California teenager who was harassed and killed by his classmates for being gay, the teenage blogger in Pakistan who was shot on her school bus for speaking out in favour of women’s rights, the boy in Florida who was wrongly accused of committing a crime and ultimately killed because of the colour of his skin, they are all someone’s son and someone’s daughter and it is our responsibility to give them a voice and speak out for those who can’t and hopefully in the process, ensure that hate is something our children never have to see.’
Brilliant Kim, that’s great. I’ll stand by you on this Kim. I’ll fight your corner on this once, as you have shown me the way. You’ve shown me that instead of judging one another, we should be treating each other with the love, respect and provide every person with the opportunity to fulfil their lives dreams, no matter their background.
So since this essay, what will you do to ‘give them a voice?’