Kim Kardashian Apologizes for Defending Jeffree Star’s Racist Past

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Kim Kardashian woke up today to countless messages criticizing her for defending Jeffree Star, a person who is known for making racist comments in the past, on her social media pages. The 31-year-old wasn’t a fan of the 36-year-old’s new powder contour kits, but instead of agreeing with her fans’ nasty messages directed toward him, she made a video on Snapchat saying:

“I see you being so petty, bringing up things from his past where he, you know, was negative, but he’s also apologized for those things. And I get it’s a serious deal if you say, like, racial things, but I do believe in people changing and people that apologize, I will give them the benefit of the doubt and accept, you know, that people change and move on.”

While the KKW Beauty creator specifically stated that she does “not defend people that are racist,” many people took her words as the opposite and let her know she has no right to tell them to move on when he’s done such horrible things in the past. Kim eventually realized her wrongdoing (or, ya know, was just sick of getting so much hate) and jumped back on social media to apologize for defending something she doesn’t “know enough about.”

“I really wanted to apologize to you guys and my fans for defending a situation yesterday that I really didn’t know enough about,” she said in her most recent vid. “I just feel a bit naive and I do want to really apologize for me feeling like I had the right to say ‘get over it’ in a situation that involves racism, and I just don’t really feel like i have the right to speak on that. I really, really am sorry.”

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star also explained that her intentions were solely to encourage positivity and stop hate from circulating in her mentions.

“From the bottom of my heart…I’ve always been about positivity. I’ve never been a negative person. My whole thing was, ‘Hey guys. I don’t want to see negativity in my timeline and mentions. Let’s just move forward. Let’s be positive and most past this.’ I realize I was a bit naive in saying that. I’m not going against my fans in any way — I just was saying let’s get the negativity off my timeline. So I really am sorry and I just want to move forward and be positive. ”

Kim finished by saying she still does believe everyone can change.

“I do believe that people are born to love and born with love and they’re taught to hate,” she concluded. “So, I’ve always had hopes that people can change and that people can learn to be better and do better and learn to find that love again. Never give up hope — that is my message for the day and that’s always just what I’ve been trying to say. I believe in people changing. I believe in people being better. I’ll never give that up. I just want people to be positive.”