During last night’s episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, viewers got to see for themselves Kim Kardashian’s nightmare experience at the Vienna Opera Ball this past winter for the first time. And boy, was it a doozy.
Though reports back in February recounted everything from the “comedian” in blackface to a thoughtless “N—as in Vienna” joke by another yuckster, it was still pretty disheartening to actually see it all play out. Kim and Kris Jenner are clearly appalled when a man dressed in full blackface repeatedly calls out, “Kim, Kim, it’s me, Kanye West!”
But what really put us over the top to full on outrage during last night’s episode was Kim’s recounting of her experience flying the so-called friendly skies with baby North. While on a long flight home, Kim apparently was awakened by a woman in the first class cabin screaming, “She’s with a black guy, and that baby is black! And you need to shut that black baby up!”
You can buy a first class ticket, but you clearly can’t buy class. Our girl Khloe had some pretty choice suggestions for what she might have said had she’d been around for the incident. “I would say, ‘Hashtag fact, my baby is black. Hashtag I only like black c—k!’ That's what I would say!”
Kim’s experience was so eye-opening, she ended up penning a thoughtful blog about how having a child, especially an interracial child, has made her see the world differently, including the ugly parts like racism.
Check out this video for a full recap of Kim’s harrowing trip to the Vienna Opera Ball and share your thoughts. Did you find what Kim experienced shocking, or sadly all too believable?