Kim Kardashian coronavirus
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There's no denying Kim Kardashian's influence. Whether it's in fashion, beauty, or politics, her platform is one that reaches millions, even billions, of people. So when she takes to social media to speak about important things, people listen, so we'd hope she'd use her words carefully, right? Well, that didn't exactly happen when she decided to tweet what she claimed was a psychic's prediction about the coronavirus spread. 

See it all unfold ahead.

Kim Kardashian is in a little hot water after a tweet detailing what her sister, Kourtney Kardashian, sent in their family group chat.

"Kourtney just sent this on our group chat," she wrote alongside an excerpt from a book: "In around 2020 a severe pneumonia-like illness will spread throughout the globe, attacking the lungs and the bronchial tubes and resisting all-known treatments. Almost more baffling than the illness itself will be that it will suddenly vanish as quickly as it arrived, attack again ten years later then disappear completely." The book, a Facebook post claimed, is from a late psychic named Sylvia Browne.

There were many issues with the post. One, Sylvia Browne is not the most reputable psychic out there.

The late psychic, who frequented national talk shows, was later exposed for her less-than-honest tendencies. "Sylvia Browne notoriously lied to and scammed people in desperate need, but if you throw enough darts at a board eventually you’ll hit the bull's eye," someone tweeted Kardashian.

Then, the excerpt wasn't from Browne at all. 

It came from a completely different piece of literature that had nothing to do with Browne and was actually written decades ago. "It’s originally from the book eyes of darkness by dean koontz written in 1981," someone said to Kardashian. 

Given her national platform, the decision to post something so impactful during this global pandemic doesn't seem like the best idea. 

"This is irresponsible ma’am," someone tweeted Kardashian. "Smh. U have literally millions of ppl who follow u who r probably on edge, and sending an 'end time' message from a PSYCHIC is just......"

Needless to say, it should have stayed in the family group chat. 

"Please don’t spread misinformation like this in a time of crisis. It’s super irresponsible," someone said to Kardashian. "This is a public health emergency."

Clearly no research or due diligence was done before the "tweet" button was fired off.

"Kim it’s really irresponsible of you to spread stuff like this," said another tweet calling her irresponsible. "Do some research. Find the actual book with your own two eyes and then we will believe you. This is how false narrative is spread and therefore panic is started."

That iconic quote from Kourtney has come back to bite her. 


"Kim.... again.... people are dying," a reaction read. Come on now, Kim. Given your immense reach and ability to quickly sway the opinions of the masses, we wish you would have stayed away from this one.