Kim Kardashian visited Harvard Business School on Friday as a guest lecturer to introduce her multibillion-dollar shapewear company SKIMS, NBC10 Boston reported. The reality star spent an hour and 45 minutes on campus, accompanied by a camera crew.
“I think a lot of people disrespect her because she’s someone who co-runs a multibillion-dollar company,” a student named Liz who attended the seminar told the outlet.
“Just learning from someone who has built such a successful business is really exciting, and I think it’s also special to be able to have a candid conversation in the privacy of the room with no cameras,” Liz continued.
In true Kardashian fashion, Kardashian, who founded Boston-based private equity firm Skyy Partners last year and has become a staunch advocate for prison reform, documented her travels — and posted them on Instagram posted a video of her exercising at 6 a.m. before visiting Boston Common.
After sharing a photo of a newly unveiled Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, “Hugs,” and the Kardashians head to Harvard. She posted a video of the snow-covered campus ahead of her class titled “Beyond: Direct-to-Consumer,” according to The Boston Globe.
“The exciting part is sitting down with these founders and figuring out what their dreams are,” Kardashian told The Wall Street Journal about Skyy in September. “I want to support what that is, not change who is in their DNA, but just support and bring them to a different level.”
However, not everyone is as enthusiastic as Kardashian. while teacher support specialist Maddie Yardley Gleefully captioned a video of Kardashian’s arrival on TwitterSome felt the reality star had no place at Harvard — and expressed those feelings on social media.
“Kim Kardashian was born rich,” Tweeting alone.
“Trying to launch an acting or singing career with a sex tape; neither launched,” they continued. “Kim K is rich enough to make a scripted reality show because she and her family are shameless. Harvard is as cheesy as the Kardashians right now.”
The Kardashians, however, have something to offer Harvard students, as Forbes valued SKIMS at $3.2 billion last year. At the same time, her influence led her to meet with former President Donald Trump and pardon people like Alice Johnson who have received heavy sentences.
In the end, keeping up with the Kardashians is a tenacious pursuit that has now taken followers to Harvard.