Kim Kardashian is the latest in a long list of celebrities to weigh in on the college admissions bribery scandal that was exposed in March. In an interview on CNN’s The Van Jones Show on Saturday night, the mom of three said that she hopes her kids never abuse their fame to get ahead in life.
“If they couldn’t get into a school, I would never want to use privilege to try to force them into a situation that they wouldn’t thrive in anyway,” Kim told host Van Jones, adding, “That’s what I see is not appropriate.”
The reality star, who’s expecting her fourth child with Kanye West this spring, went on to say that she’s trying to raise North, five; Saint, three; and Chicago, one, to “be kind” and to “be as grounded as possible.” She explained to Jones, “To buy your way into something just wouldn’t benefit anybody.”
Kim, who never went to college herself, is currently studying to become a lawyer with plans to take the bar exam in 2022. And she hopes her new journey sets an example for her children.
“I hope that they get inspired to know that they know they can put in the hard work, and even though I’m in my late thirties and I’m just finishing college, or attempting to do that now, it’s never too late, and there really is no easy way out,” Kim said on Jones’ show. “I’ve always worked hard, and I hope my kids see that work ethic and want to do the same thing.”