Kim Kardashian had the perfect response, after people told her to “stay in her lane” – and fans are LOVING it.
Last week, the reality star revealed that she’s studying law, and of course it sparked a big reaction.
While many praised the mother-of-three, some suggested her celebrity and financial status has allowed her to commence studying law – and many pointed out that she never finished college.
Hitting back at the critics, Kim posted an expert statement on Instagram, in which she wrote: “I’ve seen some comments from people who are saying it’s my privilege or my money that got me here, but that’s not the case.”
“One person actually said I should ‘stay in my lane.’ I want people to understand that there is nothing that should limit your pursuit of your dreams, and the accomplishment of new goals.”
“You can create your own lanes, just as I am. The state bar doesn’t care who you are. This option is available to anyone who’s state allows it,” she continued.
“It’s true I did not finish college. You need 60 college credits (I had 75) to take part in ‘reading the law’, which is an in office law school being apprenticed by lawyers. For anyone assuming this is the easy way out, it’s not.”
“My weekends are spent away from my kids while I read and study. I work all day, put my kids to bed and spend my nights studying. There are times I feel overwhelmed and when I feel like I can’t do it but I get the pep talks I need from the people around me supporting me,” she wrote.
“I changed my number last year and disconnected from everyone because I have made this strict commitment to follow a dream of mine – It’s never too late to follow your dreams.”
Kim went on to say: “I want to thank Van Jones for believing in me and introducing me to Jessica Jackson. Jessica along with Erin Haney have taken on the role of my mentors and I am forever grateful to them both putting in so much time with me, believing in me and supporting me through this journey.”
“This week I have a big torts essay due on negligence. Wish me luck,” she added.
After Kim posted her statement online, many praised her response, and thanked her for inspiring others to follow their dreams – no matter what other people say.
Honestly. I used to think that she was a bad rol model but last year Kim Kardashian gained more of my respect. This is inspiration for all of us who have dreams. https://t.co/CPQ6ArWj8c
— tymm⭐️ (@LiTymm) April 15, 2019
I’ve definitely gained a ton of respect for @KimKardashian. This year, I’ve learned that not every path is a straight one…and not every opportunity needs to be gained by societal standards. This inspired me to go get it, by any means necessary. https://t.co/MFCMjBOYch
— Elie (@Eliesnotes) April 15, 2019
How can anyone slate kim kardashian for this ???? Fair play to her pic.twitter.com/g78ULs0eBg
— Shelby 🌻 (@shelbyreadx) April 15, 2019
— Kundai Mukwamiri (@KMukwamiri) April 16, 2019
Why are so many women bashing her ? her choice to study law as a different career path should be inspiring and empowering for them.
-not much of a fan but I admire and respect Kim Kardashian for starting a new chapter that involves her using her brain.
— alicelilly (@alicelilly1) April 16, 2019
If u really plan on doing this, u have just earned my respect 100%. I now FUCKS with kim kardashian. https://t.co/IVWQCeafLt
— Mike Wazowski (@IrvTheMortician) April 15, 2019
.@KimKardashian West’s Instagram post and caption describing her experience studying for the first-year law students’ exam in California. Very cool stuff. I have the utmost respect and admiration for hardworking law students, especially nontraditional ones like Kim. pic.twitter.com/zkrFPdS2bQ
— Keane Frady (@KeaneFrady) April 15, 2019
— Amy Pincott (@amy_pincott) April 15, 2019