Striking writers ripped into Kim Kardashian for crossing the picket line

So, I usually think Kim Kardashian’s critics are way too harsh. Kim isn’t my favorite person, but she’s not the devil and I’m even on her side on some things. All that being said, I was laughing my ass off on Friday as Kim cluelessly stumbled into a really unnecessary controversy. Months ago, Kim was hired to appear in the latest season of American Horror Story. She’s acted before, and I would assume that she’s a SAG-Aftra union member. Well, the Writers Guild of America is on strike, but that hasn’t stopped AHS from filming right now in Los Angeles. Basically, the only way a show like AHS could film during the writers’ strike is if every single one of the AHS scripts were completed pre-strike, and no WGA-union member is on set to do any rewrites. If there is a writer on set, they are a scab. So Kim just traipsed across the picket line and then began tweeting cluelessly about being “on set.” The striking writers ripped her a new one:

Of all the things Kim has been called, scab is the most accurate. What an unforced error by Kim – do you know how f–king easy it would have been for her to actually go to a picket line ONE TIME and just show some general support? Instead, she just blundered into this controversy because she hasn’t been paying any attention to what’s actually happening in the industry.

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  1. Josephine says:

    I think it’s time for the people who still believe that she’s basically harmless, or basically well-intentioned, or socially liberal, to come to grips. She makes her money from self-humiliation, self-mutilation, and most importantly, selling women the lie that they are not good enough, will never be good enough without all the utter garbage she sells. And forget the lie that she’s an independent woman – she went from daddy’s money to marriage for benefits schemes. How she is not canceled is beyond me.

    • TheVolvesSeidr says:

      @Josephine, 100%

    • Mustang Sally says:

      @Josephine. That was incredibly eloquent and spot-on, thank you. I constantly remind myself that no part of her is “her” – hair, nails, body parts, facial features, etc. I pretend like she’s an AI generated mirage.

  2. Slush says:

    Just our hourly reminder that the wealthy would skin us for exotic new shoes before they would help us survive economically.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      Along with the thought of paying a higher percentage of taxes which is chump-change for them. Including eliminating certain tax breaks that they utilize/manipulate further from paying their fair share of taxes too.

  3. teecee says:

    Actors are still obligated to honor their contracts, in this case, she was an actor. She was not crossing the picket line until SAG calls a strike. (Which they likely will, since they voted to authorize it.)

    I don’t support false stories about people, even if I don’t like them. That’s deranger behavior.

    • WiththeAmericann says:

      People in entertainment unions (to which I belong) have a moral obligation of solidarity with other unions, this is a reciprocal relationship wherein all support one another so together they can stand up to global corporations bleeding workers dry.

      crossing a picket line is “a sin in the House of Labor.”

      Nelson Lichtenstein, who directs the University of Southern California Santa Barbara’s Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy, says actors can engage in sympathy strikes and it is not a given that they will be sued (and it’s not like Kim can’t afford it, big names like hers are the people who need to take a hit for the paycheck to paycheck writers):

      “While legal sources surveyed by The Hollywood Reporter disagree on whether a breach of contract claim can or might be brought against an entertainment worker as a result of engaging in a sympathy strike, they do agree that by taking part, those individuals can be subject to temporary or permanent replacements on the job, depending on the situation.”

    • MrsBanjo says:

      That’s full-on nonsense. The Teamsters, who aren’t directly involved in the industry in the way actors and writers are but are connected through one of their divisions, managed to support the strike.

      Labor reforms succeed the most when unions show solidarity.

  4. girl_ninja says:

    She is so self absorbed and truly has her head up her fake bum. Ridiculous.

  5. Eurydice says:

    I’m confused by this. If AHS is filming now in LA, then isn’t everyone crossing the picket line?

    • MrsBanjo says:

      Yes and they should be called out for it.

      • Turkeylurkey says:

        Maybe the rest of the cast isn’t tweetbragging about being on the set of AHS because they need validation for every moment of their existence from their nameless faceless fans on twitter.

    • Rapunzel says:

      Just what I said below! The producers are the real villains here.

  6. Moonstone says:

    Bahaha I can’t help but compare her totally clueless act to Pete Davidson’s thoughtful one of bringing pizza to the writers on strike. I still have no idea what he saw in her.

    • Another Anna says:

      In my estimation, Pete is attracted to chaos and Kim is chaotic.

      I don’t really find it surprising that Kim is so clueless about the WGA strike. Current reality TV owes a large part of its existence to the last writer’s strike. Plus she’s never shown any kind of curiosity about other people, except to the extent that they can help her. Everything is cosplay to her, so she doesn’t have a clue how to function in reality.

      • ME says:

        His current girlfriend is the complete opposite of Kim. She’s very low key and not chaotic at all. Maybe he finally realized he was dating the wrong type of woman.

  7. ME says:

    I love how she always calls the paps to come to her kids school and their soccer/basketball games. That shouldn’t even be allowed. She doesn’t give two sh*ts about anyone but herself. It’s fine she was on set, but don’t tweet about it ! Also, she’s a horrible actress, how did she even get a role on that show?

    • one of the marys says:

      Maybe the season is a storyline about reality tv, influencers, clicks, bots and getting sucked into the web and away from real interactions with real people including your children

  8. Rapunzel says:

    Stupid move, but I’ll save the real ire for Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck. Why have they not halted filming? Ryan for sure writes scripts, so I’m guessing he’s a huge WGA scab here. Where’s the outrage for them?

    • Twin Falls says:


    • Josephine says:

      plenty of outrage to go around. she has a huge platform and uses it to brag about being cast in a show. she didn’t even bother to pretend to have something to say. and she pretends to care about social injustices. i’d say the dragging was well-deserved

  9. Naomi says:

    KKW being a scab is COMPLETELY in keeping with an obscenely wealthy person who insists no one “wants to work anymore /get up your fucking asses and work.” She is never EVER on the side of working people. And she never will be.

    • Dragon Fly says:

      She’s not a scab. You are using the word incorrectly. She isn’t in WAG and isn’t obligated to join the strike, though it wouldn’t make her look good, from PR angle, a la the social media dragging of her.

  10. phaedra7 says:

    ANOTHER ENTITLED person in the news–just like her friend Take-A-💩!

  11. HeyKay says:

    The writers have every reason to drag her for crossing the picket line.
    She is wealthy already, she can respect the strike and stay home, she is not in financial danger.
    The writers are striking to improve their financial situation and benefits.
    Pro Union here.

  12. Lucía says:

    Dumb celebrity is dumb. What else is new.

  13. j.ferber says:

    Of course she walked through a picket line. She is not a supporter of the “little” people unless she can grab a whole lot of attention for herself (like her prison work).

  14. jferber says:

    I see she’s still going with the deep tans and can still barely move her face. It’s nice to have some stability in a rapidly changing world.

    • Hershey pa says:

      She’s batting 1000. Look at her. She isn’t black. But she’s tanned so much she looks like a black woman . and now a scab on the butts of the world . wow.

      I feel sorry for her. She’s clueless. Has no clue or concept of real life.

      • Hershey pa says:

        I recall a history lesson that being a scab could get a person beaten up or worse, killed. Unions were nothing to play with. I guess I was raised to respect true hard workers . picket lines at work were never to be crossed or betrayed . people dont forget , and unions dont forgive !!! Kinda like the mob . they have a wrathful memory. Kinda like the bank or IRS. they dont forget .

  15. Coco says:

    Countdown to a poor me story from Kim to deflect form this story in 3 2 1