Shaun King Criticizes Kim Kardashian: She Likes Being On TV, I Like Doing The Work

Shaun King, Kim Kardashian

Shaun King Criticizes Kim Kardashian: She Likes Being On TV, I Like Doing The Work

UPDATE: Shaun King revealed that Rodney King’s family politely corrected him when it comes to Kim Kardashian’s involvement with the case. Shaun King issued a new statement on Instagram and said that Kim Kardashian is doing the work as well.

He wrote,

“Yesterday a lot of you asked me why @kimkardashian was on TV so much talking about Rodney Reed getting a stay of execution instead of me, and I said something flippant to the effect of “Because she likes being on TV and I like doing the work.” That was only partly true. She does like being on TV and I do like doing the work, but my friends at the @innocenceproject let me know today that behind the scenes Kim is really doing the work. And I’m glad about that. Also, I don’t think she’s clout-chasing. I was fully convinced that she’s sincere in her efforts. Rodney’s family told me so themselves. I just wanted to make this clear.”

Shaun King seems to be subliminally criticizing Kim Kardashian

Both have been very vocal about their support for Rodney Reed, a Texas man who is currently on death row for the rape and murder of a White woman, Stacey Stites. 

As Shaun King continued to insist that Rodney Reed is innocent, one person asked on Instagram

“Why was Kim Kardashian on the today show being interviewed about this case and not you?”

Shaun King’s response?

“because she likes being on TV and I like doing the work”


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Interestingly enough, Kim Kardashian was said to have a part in Rodney Reed’s execution being put on hold.

She actually sat down with Rodney Reed over the weekend.

She also brought lots of attention to the case when she pleaded with the governor of Texas to reconsider his execution last month.

Do you agree with Shaun King that Kim Kardashian just likes being on TV? Tell us in the comments!

Authored by: Char Patterson