Kim Kardashian might be one of the most famous faces in the entire world, but there’s one place that she hasn’t been recognized as much.
The 42-year-old explained that, on her recent getaway to Japan, she wasn’t pestered as much for pictures, meaning that her loved ones were given some much-needed space.
Appearing on the On Purpose podcast, where she sparked backlash with her parenting comments, the Kardashians star gave fans a glimpse into motherhood with her four children – North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm – who she shares with ex-husband, Kanye West.
At one point, the host questioned asked about the last time she went somewhere and wasn’t recognized, or immediately asked for a photo, when she discussed her trip to Japan.
‘In Japan, it’s like that. Everyone’s really respectful, even if they might recognize you, they don’t ask for photos. It’s a really amazing experience, I think it’s important.
‘I love my life, I love everything that comes along with it, I am not complaining. But a little glimpse of that, I think especially for the little ones, is so good.’
Kim also revealed that, despite being followed by cameras everywhere in public, her children lead a ‘normal life’ behind closed doors – and a lot of that stems from everyone being ‘open and honest’.
‘I’ll talk to my kids about anything they want to ask me about. I am so open and honest with my kids, I think that’s the only way to be,’ she continued.
‘It could be things they might not understand, and I’ll wait to find the appropriate time to talk about it. I think they grew up with the camera, and they grew up seeing that even as babies. We’d walk out and there would be paparazzi.
‘It’s not something they acknowledge a lot, but my daughter [North] is really vocal. She’ll tell them when she doesn’t want them around and to leave her alone, and to stop.
‘I love that they use their little voices. But they also have such a normal life and such a different life away from all that, too.
‘That’s why I love that my sisters and I all had babies at the same time. So they could be with each other and have these experiences together.’
However, the Skims designer was also slammed for comments she made which highlighted the chaotic side of parenting, explaining that she often cries herself to sleep after a tough day.
‘I always have to do one of my daughter’s hair – and it has to be perfect and it has to be a certain way – and then this one needs me to put his shoes on and they all need you…,’ she said.
‘It’s full crazy madness, cooking, running around, it’s wild. Parenting is the thing that has taught me the most about myself.
‘It has been the most challenging thing. There are nights I cry myself to sleep. Like, holy s**t, this f**king tornado in my house. Like, what just happened?
‘You know, with all the moods and the personalities and sometimes they’re fighting, and you know, there’s no one there. It’s [just] me to play good police officer and bad cop.
‘That’s the only way I can describe it. It is the most rewarding job in the entire world. It is. There is nothing that can prepare you… I don’t care how long you wait. I don’t care what you’re waiting for.
‘You are never prepared. But you will figure it out, and it will make you so proud of yourself that you figured it out and that you got through the day.’
The remarks didn’t go down well with some listeners, who branded her ‘entitled’ and ‘out of touch’.
‘Imagine living paycheck to paycheck, in an overpriced, cramped one bedroom apartment, and working 3 jobs as a single mother,’ one fumed on social media. ‘THAT’S struggling. Struggling to survive.
‘And SHE cries at night?!!! Boohoo and shame on her. @KimKardashian Insensitive, tone-deaf, and so entitled.’
‘@KimKardashian cries herself to sleep at night? B***h you ain’t special,’ another agreed. ‘Don’t act like you’re working multiple jobs trying to support your kids. You’re so out of touch with reality it’s disgusting [sic].’
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