Kim Kardashian Statements That Caused Major Backlash

Kim Kardashian caused an Internet uproar when she tweeted "The pope is dope" during the Pontiff's spectacular visit to the United States in September 2015. It turned out to be quite the papal gaffe. Her innocent digital transmission was misinterpreted by some, while others found such a statement to be amusing and silly. But it's not the only time that the reality star has said something seemingly innocent and somewhat frivolous and/or stupid, thus sparking a backlash. Here are several other times Kim Kardashian has said something that was met with outrage and/or a whole lot of retweeted WTFs.

"The Pope is Dope"

Now that's just a dopey comment. The Pontiff is the supreme leader of the Catholic Church and he deserves more than that, right? Well, her tweet was perceived as a reference to weed by some, according to The Guardian. Some Twitter folk snarkily commented on her "intelligent observation." The #popeisdope hashtag was already trending, so it's not like Kim started it. Her tweet's meaning appears to have been lost in translation.

"This is like the biggest fear of my life"

On one of the Kardashian reality shows, Kim looked at her pregnant sister Kourtney's baby bump and saw stretch marks. GASP! Kim then revealed that getting stretch marks is her deepest fear. That's her biggest fear? They have creams for that stuff, you know? Yes, it's very vain and if that's her biggest concern, well she's lucky to have a very easy, free-of-real-worries life. Still, her comment caused plenty of GIFs in response.

"I only started wearing underwear a month ago"

Kim also konfirmed that she goes kommando in LOVE magazine. So that's why there isn't a branded line of Kardashian undies yet. It's hard to sell undies to her fans if she doesn't wear them herself.

"God was doing this for a reason"

When she gained weight during her first pregnancy, Kardashian thought it was a message from God, not, you know, her body reacting normally to its new gestation condition. She told ELLE, "I'd think God was doing this for a reason. He was saying, 'Kim, you think you're so hot, but look what I can do to you.'" Many of her Kimbots were taken aback, since it was as though she blamed God for her weight gain. Also, fans commented that she should stop complaining about her body morphing and count her blessings, as there are many childless women who would give anything to get pregnant.

"I got so huge"

Kim also told ELLE, "I got so huge and it felt like someone had taken over my body." Of course, maybe this was news to Kim: that's what happens during pregnancy. Another being takes up residence in your body. It's almost parasitic, since the fetus is maintained by the mother's bodily processes. It was sad that Kardashian was fat-shamed by lots of fashion-driven and gossip blogs while she was preggers with North. But that was because she kept trying to shoehorn her beautiful, expanding bump into... leather outfits. It's an unforgiving and inappropriate fabric when your body is transforming to accommodate a baby.

"I know he doesn't mean it in a negative way"

TMZ reported that KK-W felt "honored" that she inspired her husband, rapper Kanye West, to write a song about her called "Perfect B****." She reportedly said, "I love it. I know he doesn't mean it in a negative way when he says that word." Lots of female-focused outlets took umbrage with him referring to her with the B-word. It felt like a setback for the women's movement.

"And they say I didn't have a talent"

With her Internet-breaking Paper cover, she balanced a glass of bubbly on her butt. She tweeted, "And they say I didn't have a talent... try balancing a champagne glass on your ass... LOL!" Well, it depends on your definition of talent, Kim. The Twitterverse went nuts, referring to her other talents, some too risque to describe here. Another responded that "having an abnormally big ass is not a talent." She also called some pretty nasty names several times in replies. Yes, her quote was incredibly stupid. But some critics maybe got a bit too harsh, no?

"The wrong color foundation might be the worst thing on the planet"

Kill shelters. Orphaned infants. Incurable diseases. Those are not the worst things on earth. Too light foundation? Now that's a Regina George, aka a "liferuiner." Kim told The Toronto Sun, "I hate when women wear the wrong foundation color, it might be the worst thing on the planet when they wear their makeup too light." Snarky media outlets had a field day with that one, since it was just so clueless.