Kim Kardashian’s people issued a statement from the ubiquitous reality show personality, evidently fearing an off-hand remark about a meal could be perceived as culturally insensitive.
“So on this week’s episode of ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians,’ I said that I thought Indian food was disgusting. In NO way was this intended as an insult to the Indian people or their culture. This is just my own personal taste,” Kardashian said in the statement.
She went on to say, “There are a lot of foods I don’t like… I hate cilantro and peppers, and there are definitely some Armenian foods that I personally find disgusting, but that doesn’t reflect my opinions on other Armenian people or my culture.”
Earlier this month part of a dating service ad starring Ashton Kutcher was pulled over fears that it was culturally insensitive. Kutcher portrayed a number of characters, including a fussy fashionista, a Southern dude with tattoos and a man with an Indian accent – that was the character deemed insensitive.
We hadn’t heard any chatter about Kardashian’s remark about food offending anyone, so she appears to be proactively clarifying her comments, lest anyone become upset later.
“My comment wasn’t intended to offend anybody,” said Kardashian, shown at the right in an AP photo. “We all have our own opinions and tastes and I was simply expressing mine.”
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