How is it hard?
Kim Kardashian arrived at Harvard Business School on Friday as a guest lecturer to talk about the success of her multi-billion dollar shapewear business SKIMS — but the internet wasn’t thrilled.
A camera crew followed her as reality star and SKIMS co-founder Jens Grede arrived to speak to Boston students taking the Moving Beyond Direct to Consumer course, her rep confirmed to The Post.
Although NBC10 Boston reported that some attendees at the seminar gave Kardashian an “A” for her nearly two-hour speech about SKIMS, which was worth $3.2 billion a year ago, Twitter trolls slammed the attorney-in-training — and Harvard itself — for inviting the “untalented” Business woman first.
“This is hilarious. @KimKardashian can’t spell @Harvard,” said one critic wrote about the celebrity and her performance, which lasted about an hour and 45 minutes.
Kim Kardashian, 42, spoke to students at Harvard Business School in Boston on Friday. NBCBoston
“Kim Kardashian was born into wealth,” another explained. “Try using a sextape to launch an acting or singing career; neither started. Kim K was wealthy enough to start a scripted reality TV show because she and her family are shameless. Harvard is now as cheesy as the Kardashians.”
“The words ‘Kardashian’ and ‘Harvard’ should never be in the same sentence…never,” another specifiedduring Added a commenter“I would hate to pay those Harvard dues $$$$ just to get her as a speaker. Do better, Harvard.”
“Lim k on speaking at Harvard: ‘Oh my god, guys, like I’m actually speaking at Harvard, like oh my god, that’s such a big deal. (in that whiny voice)’” another Was fun the reality star’s social media personality.
Many users questioned what kind of advice Kardashian gave, since she doesn’t have a college degree herself.
“You schooled for what? Use the word literally after each sentence”, one joked.
“And gives advice on what? How do you ride the coattails of famous parents?” Another interfered about the relatives of Robert Kardashian and ubiquitous “Momager” Kris Jenner.
“How to sell your soul 101,” another recommended.
“Get your ass up and work that 9-5,” added another, reference her infamous, much-ridiculed advice to working women last year.
Harvard University invited Kardashian and SKIMS co-founder Jens Grede as guest lecturers. Getty Images/iStockphoto
However, a student named Liz told NBC10 Boston that she learned a lot from Kardashian.
“I think a lot of people don’t respect her as someone who’s running a multi-billion dollar company,” she told the outlet.
“Just learning from someone who has built such a successful business has been really exciting, and I think having the privacy with no cameras in the room and being able to have these open conversations was also special,” added Liz.
The Post has reached out to Harvard officials and the professors for comment.
While Kardashian didn’t attend Harvard Law School — although she was actively studying to become a lawyer — she recreated Reese Witherspoon’s “Legally Blonde” Harvard admissions video for Halloween in 2019.
She also accompanied her then-fiancé Kanye West when he spoke at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2013.