Has Clarified Exactly Who She's Voting For
By Chelsea Stone. Photo by: Getty Images.
The internet was surprised/confused when an alleged quote from Kim Kardashian's Wonderland magazine cover interview implied that she wasn't sure who she was voting for yet.
According to Buzzfeed, Kim supposedly said the following: “At first I thought, ‘Oh my god, I’m so Hillary [Clinton],’ but I had a long political call with Caitlyn [Jenner] last night about why she’s voting Trump. I’m on the fence.”
Oddly, the quote doesn't appear in the online version of the article, nor does it appear in a PDF of the print edition on the writer Eve Barlow's personal web page. But it did reportedly appear in a preview version of the article sent to select press, including BuzzFeed UK.
This all makes even less sense when you consider that Kardashian has been a vocal Clinton supporter in the past. But social media being the machine it is, Kim's quote made the rounds—eventually prompting a response from reality star. She wrote a blog post confirming that she is, in fact, planning to vote for Hillary Clinton, and causing the internet-world to breathe a collective sigh of relief.
I found that without a doubt, I stand with Hillary. I'm with her. I believe Hillary will best represent our country and is the most qualified for the job. This year, I'm not just voting for myself, but also for my children, and I took that into careful consideration when I made my decision. Now that I have made my choice I want to be clear... I would never judge anyone based on their political or religious beliefs. I believe that both candidates have the intention of making the country a safer and stronger place for every American, they just have different ideas about how we get there.
But the post wasn't just about letting the world know that she's with Hillary. Kim also reminded us all that not only is it important to vote, period, but it's also vital that all voters do their research. She admitted that she did speak to Caitlyn, who is a vocal Republican, about her political views in the name of making an informed decision.
There was a point when I wasn't 100% sure I was even going to vote in this election; I didn't want to vote blindly. But I also thought about how not voting would mean that I wasn't making my voice heard, so I decided to talk to my closest friends and family who I love and trust, to have an open conversation about politics.
I believe we owe it to ourselves, and to each other, to ask questions. To do our research so that we vote for the candidate who represents our own beliefs. We should start at a place of openness, receptiveness and honesty, and we should talk to those we love, trust and respect.
I had a long conversation with Caitlyn, who has always been open about her political views, and she encouraged me to do my research before making my decision and then vote for the candidate whose policies aligned with the things that matter most to me. And so that's what I did. I thought about the things that are so important to me that they outweigh everything else, such as gun control and protecting women's rights to safe and legal abortion.
But really, her tweet announcing her blog post to the world pretty much says it all: