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Is Kim Kardashian Really The Best Person To Discuss Prison Reform?

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Short answer: no

Today, Kim Kardashian is reportedly meeting with both Trump and presidential advisor Jared Kushner in an attempt to convince the administration to pardon Alice Johnson, a 62-year-old great-grandmother serving a life sentence without parole for a first-time drug offense. Kardashian learned about Johnson's plight after Mic tweeted about her story last year. In an interview with the publication earlier this month, Kardashian said she’s willing to do whatever it takes to get Johnson out. Now it looks like she’s turning her words into action.

And while it's clear that Kardashian's intentions are good, many are confused as to why she is meeting with the president personally, instead of sending a prison reform expert in her stead.


If a celebrity is what the cause needs to gain attention, someone like Jay Z, Meek Mill, or Remy Ma—who have been doing the work already—would be better suited to discuss the issue at hand with the administration. Then again, the artists we just listed also have enough sense to avoid meeting with a president who has endorsed the death penalty for drug dealers.

The upside to this situation is that Kardashian is putting the topic of prison reform into the feeds of her millions of followers, shining a light on this issue for people who might not otherwise be aware of its importance. But, in the future, it would be great if Kardashian ceded the spotlight to someone more qualified to talk about what needs to be done for this cause, rather than taking it for herself.

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Delevingne shared why they chose now

Last week, Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson officially confirmed the rumor that they're dating, with Delevingne posting an Instagram video of the two of them kissing. Now, in a new interview, she revealed why they confirmed the rumors. Basically, it was in celebration of Pride.

In the interview with E! News at the TrevorLIVE Gala, Delevingne was asked why the pair chose this moment to take their relationship public, and she answered: "Because it is Pride, it's been 50 years since Stonewall happened, and I don't know... It's been just about our one year anniversary so, why not?"

Why not, indeed? Delevingne also said that the kissing video was "just a little something," which makes sense. After all, the couple were recently spotted lugging around a kinky sex bench, so some simple kissing must feel pretty elementary.

At the Gala, Delevingne shouted out Benson during her speech too, though not by name. "I also have another very special woman in this room to thank and you know who you are," she said. "She's one of the people who help me love myself when I needed it most and I really needed it. She showed me what real love is and how to accept it, which is a lot harder than I thought." I'm swooning.

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