In the heated weeks leading up to the 2012 election, it seemed Team Obama was using Hollywood’s profuse support to its advantage. Whether it was starring in campaign videos, hosting fundraisers or sending celebs out on the campaign trail, it seemed like every celeb was helping the President in his reelection bid.
Well, everyone except Kim Kardashian.
RadarOnline reports that President Obama and his campaign “wanted nothing to do with her,” according to an inside source.
Apparently Kardashian was eager to publicly help Obama get reelected, but the campaign allegedly denied her support. “She was not the young, cool, image they wanted to portray at all. Even though she kept asking, the campaign would never let her do anything in an official capacity.”
The source went on to say Kardashian was “political poison” and her support “is the last thing people who are serious about getting elected want.”
The news is interesting, given Kardashian claimed she was an undecided voter in September 2012. This isn’t the first time the Obama campaign refused a celeb’s endorsement. During the 2008 election, Lindsay Lohan reportedly offered her assistance to Obama, but the campaign politely declined.
Kardashian and her family have been vocal supporters and opponents of Obama. At the 2012 White House Correspondents Dinner, Kim noted that the Kardashian kids were Democrats, and huge supporters of Obama, while her parents were Republicans.
In August 2013, Obama slammed Kim and Kanye West in an interview, saying their wealth and lifestyles weren’t marks of success.
Kris Jenner, Kardashian’s mother, responded to the President’s comments on her talkshow, saying “I bet the president has some friends with 10,000-square-foot houses and you probably wouldn’t mind going over there, Mr. President while you were asking them to have a party for you when you were campaigning for dollars to run for president.” See the entire clip below.
Kardashian’s fiance, Kanye West, ranted against Obama at a concert in 2013 in response to the comments.
The President and West have had a colorful history. Obama called West a “jackass” in 2009, after his actions at the MTV Video Music Awards. Despite the diss, West attended an Obama reelection fundraiser in Paris in 2012.
Bruce Jenner, Kardashian’s stepfather, slammed Obama when he won the Nobel Peace prize in 2009.
The Obama-Kardashian-West-Jenner relationship is a roller coaster. The pop-culture president vs. the pop-culture family.