President Obama went on record and critiqued the over-the-top lifestyle of Kim and Kanye West in response to a question about the American dream.
He responded, speaking about a shift in the expectations of the American dream. He said the dream used to involve a good home, a good job, and the possibility of higher education. Growing up today, however, children are exposed to such wealth in the form of celebrities’ lifestyles that everything seems smaller by comparison. Speaking on his own experience, Obama said, “There was not that window into the lifestyles of the rich and famous.”
He went on to critique KimYe and the effect they have on young people, noting:
“Kids weren’t monitoring every day what Kim Kardashian was wearing, or where Kanye West was going on vacation, and thinking that somehow that was the mark of success.”
Kris Jenner wasn’t too pleased with the President’s comments. On Friday’s episode of her talk show, Kris used her platform to speak her mind.
“It’s really great that people aspire to get a great job … but I wasn’t aware that you could only set the bar so high and that we could only dream so big,” Jenner said after she read Obama’s remarks aloud on her show. “I was taught: Dream big, work hard and you could have whatever you wanted.”
Jenner then went on to suggest that the president was a bit of a hypocrite for noting that Kim and Kanye live in a 10,000 square foot home:
“I bet the President has some friends with 10,000 square foot houses and that he wouldn’t mind going over there… when [he was] asking them to have a party for [him] while [he was] campaigning for dollars to run for president.”
Not only that, Jenner took issue with the fact that Obama would pick on the couple because of their hard work ethic.
“I find it so odd that he’s picking on Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Well, Kanye West, first of all, doesn’t go on vacation. Ever,” Jenner said. “And Kim Kardashian is the hardest-working young lady in the world. She never sleeps, she never stops, she never slows down and works so hard for what she’s got.”
Jenner went on to say that she started thinking that her daughter’s job affords her to live in that kind of house, and that’s when she realized, “if [she’s] not mistaken,” the president’s job affords him to live in a 55,000 square foot house.
Well, there you have it. Watch Kris sound off below!