There's no denying that the Kardashians are extremely business savvy.
Thanks to the smarts of matriarch Kris Jenner, the Kardashian sisters were able to turn their luxe lifestyle (and even their scandals) into a desirable, lucrative brand.
Although they were born into money and their privilege is immeasurable, the KarJenners do work hard to maintain their empire and their efforts should be applauded — but not at the expense of putting down others who may not bring home a six-figure paycheck.
On Monday, Kim Kardashian posted a Snapchat photo of a sign that alludes to her success — and the "work ethic" it took to achieve it.
The sign reads, "You can't have a million dollar dream with a minimum wage work ethic."
Essentially, Kardashian is suggesting that the "minimum wage worth ethic" equates to minimum effort. Her statement feeds into the notion that people who can't live out their "million dollar dreams" are simply lazy and lack drive or passion.
People immediately took issue with the message behind Kardashian's Snapchat.
Who is Kardashian to comment on "minimum wage work ethic"?
Last year, Forbes determined Kardashian has a net worth of $51 million — but she didn't get there on work ethic alone.
Kardashian was born into an incredibly wealthy family and she shares a joint income with husband Kanye West, who has also acquired a fortune of his own.
Kardashian has no idea what it's like to work a minimum-wage job, nor will she ever have to.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 2.6 million workers made wages at (or below) the $7.25 federal minimum in 2015.
So lots of people know what it's like to work a minimum wage job day in and day out — but Kim Kardashian is not one of them.
Not only is Kardashian's Snapchat insensitive, it's also false.
Minimum wage workers often hold SEVERAL jobs just to make ends meet.
If a person making $7.25 an hour worked one job for a full 40 hours per week, they'd only bring home roughly $15,000 per year — and that's before taxes.
That's barely enough for one person to survive (let alone support a family), so many minimum wage workers are forced to pick up a second or third job to supplement their income.
And these jobs are usually the most time-consuming, grueling, and physically-demanding.
Needless to say, working two (or three or four) minimum wage jobs definitely doesn't align with "minimum effort" — it shows the exact opposite.
Minimum wage workers put in triple the work — for none of the reward.
Not to mention, these issues disproportionately affect women, single mothers, and people of color.
The sign featured in Kardashian's Snapchat was degrading and offensive, period.
Hopefully Kardashian checks her privilege and will think before she posts.