Kim Kardashian-West has more than her share of haters. In an interview accompanying her recent Vogue Australia cover shoot, Kardashian talked about her detractors.
"Everyone has critics," she said. "I think it's really hard to live in a world where there's so many people judging you."
But Kim rolls with those punches adroitly, promising to train up her daughter North to handle them, as well.
"I'm gonna teach my daughter to be really strong," she said.
Kim Kardashian had a heck of a 2014. She and beau Kanye West got married. She released a game app that climbed high and fast in app stores, making her a millions more.
Then came Kim's famous "break the Internet" shoot for Paper magazine. The haters came pouring out of the woodwork for that one. In the wake of that event, which was a huge net positive for Kardashian, Piers Morgan rode to her defense, claiming to be an admirer of Kim.
"Of course, she’s heard it all before, ever since that sex tape was leaked and propelled her into the kind of instant, gigantic cyberspace notoriety that can either crush a woman or make her so strong and impervious to criticism that she builds a $1 billion brand.
"Kim’s in the latter category and people hate her for it.
"They resent her global fame, her immense wealth, her marriage to one of the world’s most brilliant music icons. Above all, they loathe her resolute refusal to bow to all the bitter venom that spews its way in her direction."
Kim addressed one reason some people may hate her.
"I think the biggest misconception about me is probably that I don't work hard and everything comes easy," she said. "I like to prove people wrong and just live my life and do what I do and work hard and I'm proud of that."
Morgan summed up his take on Kardashian's haters this way:
"Kim Kardashian-West’s laughing all the way to the bank. And all you lazy, snide, snobbish, patronizing and hypocritical critics can go kiss her ass – there’s plenty of room."
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) January 12, 2015
Kim posted a sample of her Vogue Australia work to her Instagram account, saying:
"I truly am so honored to have worked with one of style icons, fashion director @Centenera for this cover for @VogueAustralia and shoot in one of my favorite places in the world, Australia! Thank you Gilles Bensimon for these gorgeous pics! Can't wait to see the rest out Monday!"