In a clip from the new season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kim Kardashian tells her family a story about how a racist woman on an airplane verbally attacked her and baby North West. The altercation took place in a first-class cabin.
In a clip from an upcoming episode of their reality show, Kim explains to her sister, Khloe, how a horrible lady, who was seated next to the famous family, reacted when baby North began to cry.
Kim was flying with her daughter and her mother and manager, Kris Jenner. Kim fell asleep during the flight and Jenner was watching the baby. Kim explains how she suddenly woke up hearing a lady scream, “Kanye West’s Baby!” Startled, the reality star says she quickly jumped up to protect North West.
Kim Kardashian claims that the lady then began attacking her with racist slurs. The lady apparently stood in the middle of the aisle on the airplane and began screaming, at the top of her lungs, “She’s with a black guy, and that baby is black!” The lady also yelled, “You need to shut that black baby up!” Kris Jenner chimed in saying that the situation was truly crazy.
In the clip, Kim does not clarify how she or her mother reacted to the crazy lady screaming. No word about if a flight attendant stepped in and calmed the situation. However, usually if a person is out of control on a flight, an emergency landing is used as an option, for the safety of the passengers. Kardashian also did not tweet about the incident after it happened, which is curious, since it seems that this situation is worth sharing.
Khloe said that if this would have happened to her, she would have responded, “Hashtag, I only like black c**k.” However, neither Kris Jenner nor Kim laughed. Then Khloe said that she would have punched the lady in the face. Kim responded that she wanted to, but they were on a plane, insinuating that she feared that she would be arrested for creating a disturbance. The question is: why wasn’t the loud racist passenger arrested for creating a disturbance?
This was not the first time the reality star was put in an uncomfortable situation due to racism. When Kardashian went to Vienna Ball, a white man approached her, in full black face, and said he was Kanye West. Kardashian said she thought it was a sick joke and totally inappropriate. However, her rep says that Kardashian endured the ball another hour or so, until she heard another racist comment, so the reality star left the ball upset.
It is shocking to hear that Kim Kardashian and baby North were attacked on a plane, by a racist rant from a passenger. Maybe this is why Kim does not take North everywhere with her, or why she only flies on private planes. Hopefully, this story will continue to teach others that it is never okay to attack people for their life choices, race, gender, or anything else that makes someone different.
Opinion By Sara Petersen