Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West have thrown Twitter for a loop the last couple weeks as Kanye has spoken out about his support of Trump and Kim made a trip to DC. Keeping Up with the Kardashians has always been my guilty pleasure, but one thing I admire about Kim and Kanye is that they are perfect examples of celebrities using the platform they’ve been given to advocate for what they stand for in an efficient, real way. It looks like they won’t be stopping any time soon.
Yesterday, pop culture and beauty icon Kim Kardashian West made a visit to the White House and met with President Trump. She met with the President to discuss prison reform. Kardashian West is advocating for a pardon on behalf of Alice Marie Johnson. Johnson is a 63-year old woman who was incarcerated in 1996. According to BBC, she was sentenced to life without parole for a first-time nonviolent drug offense, having to do with making phone calls for a dealer. She since has been a “model inmate.” Kardashian saw a video tweeted by MIC, and quoted it, saying “This is so unfair…”. She asked her personal legal team to take a look at the case and build a new legal team for Johnson. Kardashian West also got in contact with one of President Trump’s senior advisors, Jared Kushner, who is a big supporter of prison reform. In fact, she has been working with him for several months. Kardashian West is asking President Trump to pardon Johnson because she believes there is no plausible reason she should spend the rest of her life in prison.