While disgraced actress Lori Loughlin is making excuses for bribery, other celebrity parents are weighing in.
In a new interview, Kim Kardashian — soon to be a mother of four — weighs in on parenting, privilege, and this bribery scandal.
And Kim absolutely hits it out of the park.
In an interview with CNN’s Van Jones, Kim is speaking frankly about the college cheating scam that has embattled dozens of wealthy parents.
“If they couldn’t get into a school,” Kim begins.
She continues: “I would never want to use privilege to try to force them into a situation.”
Kim correctly points out that an unmarited college admission wouldn’t be doing her kids any real favors.
She notes that it would be a scenario “that they wouldn’t thrive in anyway.”
“So,” Kim explains. “That’s where I see that is not appropriate.”
Kim elaborates upon the importance of impressing the right lessons upon her children.
“When you have so much accessible,” Kim says, acknowledging her wealth and privilege.
She says that “so many things that are just presented to you.”
“I just want my kids to be as grounded as possible,” she expresses.
“And,” Kim continues. “To buy your way into something just wouldn’t benefit anybody.”
Not the school, not other students hoping for fair admission to the school, and not the student, who would be unprepared and no longer able to cheat their way through.
Kim explains that she tries to model values like perseverance and studiousness to her children.
“Working hard, to me even,” she notes. “Having my kids see me studying,”
Kim says that her kids see her “leaving and going into an office a few days a week, studying all the time, coming home.”
She is, after all, studying the law.
“I have my backpack, they have their backpack,” Kim notes. “They’re studying, I’m studying.”
“Them seeing I have this filming career,” Kim continues.
“I’m having makeup samples tested all over my arm,” she notes. “While I’m trying to read my flashcards and all this stuff.”
These are good values (and I’m big on multitasking) but … that sounds bonkers.
Kim expresses: “I hope that they get inspired to know that they can put in the hard work.”
That sounds wonderful, honestly.
Though we hope that they look at some of their more laid back aunts and realize that it is 100% okay to just, like, chill out for a few days.
Not knowing how to work isn’t helpful, but not knowing how to not work can also be destructive.
Kim suggests that she could even be a role model to others, though her wealth and status make things easier for her.
“And even though I’m in my late 30s and I’m just finishing college or attempting to do that now,” Kim says.
She impresses the fact that “it’s never too late.”
“And,” Kim continues. “There really is no easy way out.”
Well, there is, but if North wants to apply to Yale and wants to guarantee that she gets in, she’ll know to ask her father instead.