The President and the First Lady might be friends with Jay Z and Beyonce, but the same can't be said for the other media power couple of today, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. In fact, Obama hated Kim and Kanye so much, that he denied them the opportunity to help him in his 2012 campaign.
It's a little-known fact that Kim Kardashian was an eager supporter of Obama back during his 2012 presidential run and she was willing to become a surrogate for the campaign, but it's a lesser-known fact that she was turned down by his camp because the president “wanted nothing to do with her.”
Radar claims it has spoken with an insider that offered it the juicy details. According to this source, “they wanted nothing to do with her. She was not the young, cool, image they wanted to portray at all. Even though she kept asking, the campaign would never let her do anything in an official capacity.”
The source continues to reveal Obama's opinion of the reality starlet, “Kim is political poison. Having her involved in a political event or with a candidate is the last thing people who are serious about getting elected want.”
If you think about it a second, it all makes sense: no politician in his right mind would be associated with a figure so controversial as Kim, whose public image has been tarnished through the years by numerous scandals. Her raunchy tape should be the first thing that comes on top of that list, but there are other things too that have marred her prestige.
That means that, when she made an appearance at the Independent congressional candidate Marianne Williamson's fundraiser in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Kim failed to impress the political people there. Eyewitnesses claim that Katy Perry, who was also present there, had a bigger influence and was welcomed warmer.
“Katy is on a different level than Kim. Everybody loves Katy. Kim is so controversial and it’s just too risky for any candidate to have her involved,” says one insider.
So, style icon and media figure she may be (although that too might be controversial), but political magnet Kim is not. Nor does it look like she'll be getting any points with political circles anytime soon. It really does look like those mistakes you make in your youth end up haunting you for the rest of your life.