Kim slammed for Virgin Mary Kimoji
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian (right) has received backlash online after transforming into Virgin Mary for the newest Kimoji, her personal brand of an emoji collection.
Each of these animated images becomes blurred when it’s played, indicating that this Kimoji was made to “celebrate” 4/20 or April 20 a.k.a. Weed Day. Linking the revered figure of the Christian faith with cannabis (weed) culture has infuriated social media users.
The caption of one of the images read, “420 DROP NOW AVAILABLE.” Another image was captioned with “WHEN KIM BLESSES YOU WITH THAT 420 DROP.” Fans immediately left harsh comments on Kimoji’s Instagram account, saying that this act was beyond disrespectful and offensive, reports Ace Showbiz.
One commenter said: “This is beyond disrespectful!! What does this even have to do with 4/20 ? Just some pathetic idea but mostly... Disrespectful to God.” Another pointed out that Virgin Mary was a sacred figure. “This is shameful. Remove this image our blessed Mother Mary is irreplaceabley sacred (sic). We will not stand for this mockery,” the commenter said. Many people have demanded that Kim take down the images. The Virgin Mary Kimoji is also sold as a candle for US$18 on Kimoji’s official website, causing people to label the TV star “disgusting”. One comment read, “You are disgusting! You should be ashamed of yourself !” Others told her to “have some respect”.