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Kim Kardashian apologizes for calling Indian food disgusting

AP photo

AP photo

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.”

- Jennifer Brett/The Buzz/jbrett@ajc.com

104 comments Add your comment

Vilma

May 30th, 2012
1:10 pm

Oh good. This is so important to Atlanta.

EVERYONE! You can go back to work and your families now! This has been settled!

Frito Bandito

May 30th, 2012
3:38 pm

Who gives a rat’s a$$? If she doesn’t like Indian food, she doesn’t like it. Why must we all be in apology mode ALL the time?

Kim…….don’t worry about it, baby…..I find Indian food disgusting, too….and I am not about to apologize for it.

markie mark

May 30th, 2012
3:46 pm

Hey FRITO…..YOUR ALIVE !! you were the first victim of oversensitivity…..

Frank Furter

May 30th, 2012
3:46 pm

Forget about the Kardashians and listen to the Not Quite Devils!
http://www.facebook.com/notquitedevils

Christina

May 30th, 2012
3:47 pm

The only thing I find more disgusting than Indian food is Kim Kardashian.

Sluggo

May 30th, 2012
3:48 pm

Too bad for her, I adore Indian food.

Hey Vilma! A large dose of Metamucil might help you with that glowing attitude.

karl

May 30th, 2012
3:49 pm

I think Indian food is disgusting too.

Justin

May 30th, 2012
3:50 pm

wow i’m excited

BobKerr

May 30th, 2012
3:51 pm

Wow. How is it that an entire group of people an be offended by one comment?

I will now do just that. Real Japanese food (the real stuff like they make on the TV show Iron Chef). Is…horrible and visually disgusting.

I will offend the South. I don’t like Greens!

North: Split Pea Soup. Disgusting.

Mexico. I donk like refrained Beans. But I am learning to eat them.

England, everything.

Italy: Don’t change a thing.

So. Does everyone feel offended? Are we at a point that every thought must be carefully calculated as to not to offend? I could care less about this girl, but I do worry about the people who have such a sad, sad life that they called to complain about being offended that someone didn’t like what they cooked.

Falcon Braves Hawks Canadians

May 30th, 2012
3:53 pm

Not sure “Disgusting” is a word I would use to describe food I dislike. Of course, if you are very limited in your vocabulary then I understand.

Bob from Accounttemps

May 30th, 2012
3:54 pm

Isn’t truth an absolute defense?

Indian food taste test

May 30th, 2012
3:55 pm

I once tried Indian food and I came very close to throwing up.

Is it offensive to say that?

Falcon Braves Hawks Canadians

May 30th, 2012
3:55 pm

Not sure “disgusting” is a word I would use to describe food. Of course, If you suffer from a very limited vocabulary, I would understand.

Nina

May 30th, 2012
3:56 pm

Hey, I am Indian and I’m not offended that she doesn’t like Indian food. I think she’s stupid and annoying, but I’m entitled to my opinion too.

Falcon Braves Hawks Canadians

May 30th, 2012
3:56 pm

Enter your comments here

Hairy Armenian

May 30th, 2012
4:01 pm

Represent Kim!

Cammi317

May 30th, 2012
4:03 pm

This is stupid. There was no reason to offer an apology. People call all sorts of food nasty and disgusting everyday. It’s in bad taste and rude, but I do not believe that it warranted a public apology. I guess it was weighing on her conscious, so if it makes her feel better…

dre

May 30th, 2012
4:03 pm

She is correct. It is disgusting and gives you cramps. As usual, I am on board with Kim.

Ray J

May 30th, 2012
4:04 pm

Indian food is disgusting but she doesn’t mind being urinated on. OK

carla roqs

May 30th, 2012
4:04 pm

dont like people named bobkerr, meself

E

May 30th, 2012
4:06 pm

You know what else is disgusting? That fact that a shallow, worthless bimbo is famous b/c our society is becoming dumber by the minute. Hooray for mindless, reality TV and the morons who watch it.

With that said, I don’t like Indian food either.

Kat

May 30th, 2012
4:07 pm

Wow – have we become this sensitive to issues like this? I mean that Kim feels she has to apologize, not the fact that she dislikes a particular type of food.

I love certain types of Indian food, but I don’t like others. I think people care about my opinion less than Kim’s, but I wanted to get that out there before someone blows it out of proportion and I have to start an apologetic Twitter feed.

Hollywood Don

May 30th, 2012
4:08 pm

She just needs a good mojo burger……and some PBR…….

Really?

May 30th, 2012
4:17 pm

Nobody in America should care what this person has to say on any subject what-so-ever. Only people like Ms. Brett whose job depends on repeating this crap even cares.

Hollywood Don

May 30th, 2012
4:19 pm

Damn, Pete……..talk about currying favor……

Pearl

May 30th, 2012
4:19 pm

ok, i’ve never had a reason to side with Kim K, but if she thinks the food is nasty then why should she lie? REALLY, how freakin sensitive are people getting these days.

Hollywood Don

May 30th, 2012
4:21 pm

we’re havin fun now…..the PBR is setting in here in the back booth….

southernroyalty

May 30th, 2012
4:26 pm

To be honest, this is probably good advertising for Indian food restaurants. Now a lot of people may want to try it for themselves(hopefully)to form their own opinion. I know I do.

Chutiya Chootia

May 30th, 2012
4:27 pm

I’m Indian and think Indian Food is disgusting. Although I love eating Indian Bearded clams, I’ll pass on the rest..

Bhagat Singh

May 30th, 2012
4:30 pm

Shame on the previous comment. No possible way you can eat a bearded clam without trying a curry pickle..

Jeffrey Nonuts

May 30th, 2012
4:31 pm

Uhhh….Indian food is disgusting….so is dog….am I a racist?

4XTRA

May 30th, 2012
4:33 pm

Do you read the bible?
Look up Galatians 4:16

billy

May 30th, 2012
4:33 pm

What’s not to like about sweet potatoes and maize?

Nonia

May 30th, 2012
4:33 pm

It doesn’t matter what she says, because Indians didn’t and never will like her anyway-

Step back a minute...

May 30th, 2012
4:35 pm

To all the people worried about “offending” people or having to give an apology for no reason or complaining about the apologetic, overly PC country we live in: step back for a minute… NOBODY WAS OFFENDED by Kim’s remark! NOBODY! No Indian folks complained! No indian folks even ASKED for an apology!

BTW, grits are disgusting…

Jed Clampett

May 30th, 2012
4:36 pm

Weee doggies. I’d much rather be eatin’ me some of Grannies vittles than that Indian Food. I thought all they could eat was rice. I’ll ask Jethro next chance I get. He knows everything. Git ‘em Duke.

Step back a minute...

May 30th, 2012
4:37 pm

What a non-story. No indians complained about Kim’s remarks. None.

More AJC fluff. Bye.

Michelle

May 30th, 2012
4:37 pm

The fact that she issued the apology just goes to show how highly she thinks of herself, that everyone is so captivated by her that they cling to her every word.

Hollywood Don

May 30th, 2012
4:42 pm

DON’T MAKE FUN OF GRITS……..

Step back a minute...

May 30th, 2012
4:46 pm

I would like to apologize to all 1-tooth having, 0-daddy having, no job having, broken down car in the front yard having rednecks for saying that grits are disgusting.

Happy now?

Gimme a Break

May 30th, 2012
4:46 pm

Issued a statement “through her people?” There’s a sincere apology. My guess is she knows nothing about it. And why does the media seem to report EVERY move by a Kardashian? Geez.

Hollywood Don

May 30th, 2012
4:50 pm

I got more than one tooth….and I got a job……and my daddy is dead………..but the dumb masses love that celebrity swill and always will….

Clayton Bigsby

May 30th, 2012
4:51 pm

Geeesh. You guys are just – out – right – evil. If you dont like Indian food, so be it. No need to attack the Culture. Have you noticed that the world is spewing more hate than ever before? Also as you hate more, more catastrophes fall upon the earth?

Frank

May 30th, 2012
4:52 pm

What about a vote which is more disgusting, Indian Food or Kim. My vote is Kim.

Wendy

May 30th, 2012
4:57 pm

Nobody really cares what this Gold Digger thinks. She is about as bright as a burnt out light bulb.

Hollywood Don

May 30th, 2012
4:57 pm

I’d take Kim to Captain D’s in a heart beat……..batter platter on me

brk

May 30th, 2012
5:03 pm

oh Wendy I loved your comment about the burnt out light bulb LOL she is dumber than dirt & no I do not like Indian food either & yes they smell like pigs

Jennifer Brett

May 30th, 2012
5:07 pm

Hollywood Don

May 30th, 2012
4:19 pm
talk about currying favor……

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Hollywood Don for the win!

Jennifer

Desi

May 30th, 2012
5:09 pm

To all who think Indian food is disgusting: I think American food is gross – full of fat, grease, salt, sugar etc. Disgusting. Indian food is infinitely healthier.

Indian Food is..

May 30th, 2012
5:09 pm

DISGUSTING!!! Who wants to smell curry all day!!!