Did I call this or what? Rape crisis groups are pissy at Khloe Kardashian over her comments that airport security is like being raped in public.
Here’s what she said as a recap:
"Well, they basically just are raping you in public. The people are so aggressive! It's like, 'Chill out, you didn't find anything on me yet, calm down.’ They say, 'OK, I'm going to be patting you down and I'm going to be touching the crease of your ass.' That is so inappropriate!"
Funny? Definitely! To rape crisis centers? Definitely not. Three different organization leaders spoke out to Fox News to express their disappointment.
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN):"Rape is a serious violent crime. While many survivors of sexual assault have expressed concern about the new airport security measures, the word ‘rape’ should be used only in situations that describe that crime.”
Pandora’s Project: “Comparing the two is inappropriate and cheapens the devastation of sexual violence. Rape is sexual contact without consent and the screening procedures are non-sexual contact with consent. We understand that Ms. Kardashian found her screening to be uncomfortable. Many survivors we serve do, too. However, I highly doubt she’ll need years of therapy to rebuild her sense of safety and trust in the world after undergoing a TSA screening.”
Psychiatrist Dr. Lisa Murphy: “It is both ignorant and insensitive to the many victims of violence out there. Although the current airport screening procedures are widely thought to be too invasive, they shouldn’t be compared to actual violence,” she said. “The issue of rape should never be treated lightly, nor should it ever find its way into the punch line of a joke.”
Ok, they all definitely have a point. But I still think Khloe was just being Khloe, and making a joke. She probably thought of it right in the moment and just said it. That’s the problem with live TV!
Who do you agree with? Tell us what you think in the comments!
Unrelated...you know you're loaded when you can afford an electric purple Birkin bag. Because you know that wasn't her first one--the first is always a reasonable color like black or gray. So obviously the Kardashians are now kollecting Birkin bags too now. Grrrrr....