Kim Kardashian Weighs in on College Admissions Scandal: "It's Not Appropriate"
"If they couldn’t get into a school, I would never want to use privilege to try and force them into a situation that they wouldn’t thrive in anyway," said Kardashian.
In an interview Saturday with CNN's The Van Jones Show, Kim Kardashian West was quizzed by the host about her decision to follow in her father's footsteps and pursue law as a career. But the line of questioning also explored the recent college admissions scandal that has been front page news over the past several weeks.
In reference to the college scandal, Jones asked Kardashian, "There is this thing happening in town where people are getting caught with their hands in the cookie jar trying to use their privilege to get into schools, putting money on the table, doing all kind of dirt. Somebody with your kind of access, how do you use it to help your kids but not abuse it — have you had that conversation?"
"If they couldn’t get into a school, I would never want to use privilege to try and force them into a situation that they wouldn’t thrive in anyway," said Kardashian. "That’s where it’s not appropriate. When you have so many things that are presented to you, I want my kids to be kind, I want them to be as grounded as possible, and to buy your way into something just wouldn’t benefit anybody."
Speaking of her law studies that occur alongside her kids' school education, Kardashian continued, "Having my kids see me studying, going into an office a few days a week, I have my backpack, they have their backpack, for them to see that I have my film career while I’m having make-up tests all over my arm while I try to read my flash cards, all this stuff — I hope they get inspired to know that they can put in the hard work. Even though I’m in my late 30s and just finishing college, it’s never too late and there really is no easy way out."
Among those charged in the college scam, nicknamed "Operation Varsity Blues" by the FBI, are actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, who allegedly paid large sums of money to get their children into elite colleges.