The reality TV star receives backlash online after transforming into Virgin Mary for the newest Kimoji and uses it to 'honor' 420 a.k.a. Weed Day.
Kim Kardashian gets involved in a new controversy, only a day after her "flu diet" comment. This time, the "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star receives online backlash after she posted three animated images of Kimoji on Instagram.
For the new Kimoji, Kim has transformed into The Virgin Mary and each of the animated image becomes blurred when it's played, indicating that this Kimoji was made to "celebrate" 420 a.k.a. Weed Day. The caption of one of the images read, "420 DROP NOW AVAILABLE." Another image was captioned with "WHEN KIM BLESSES YOU WITH THAT 420 DROP."
Fans immediately left harsh comments on Kimoji's Instagram, saying that this act is beyond disrespectful and offensive. One commenter said, "This is beyond disrespectful!! What does this even have to do with 4/20 ? Just some pathetic idea but mostly... Disrespectful to God." Another pointed out that Virgin Mary is a sacred figure. "This is shameful. Remove this image our blessed Mother Mary is irreplaceabley sacred. We will not stand for this mockery," the commenter said.
Many people have demanded Kim to take down the images, but up until now they are still on Kimoji's Instagram account. One commenter strongly said, "Take it off!! Get over yourself seriously. Do u have no shame? You being raised a Catholic / Orthodox would know the significance of Mother Mary's role in the Church. BLASPHEMY!! May God have mercy on your soul."
Not only used as emojis, but also the Virgin Mary Kimoji is sold as a candle. This candle is sold for $18 on Kimoji's official website, causing people to label Kim "disgusting." One comment read, "U are disgusting! U should be ashamed of yourself!" while the others told her to "have some respect."