Kim Kardashian Apologizes for ‘Inappropriate and Insensitive’ R-Word Video

Kim Kardashian issued an apology after she came under fire for saying the R-word in a Halloween video.

“I want to apologize for what I said in a recent video post that is inappropriate and insensitive to the special needs community,” the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, 38, said in a statement to Us Weekly on Thursday, November 1. “I try to learn from my mistakes and this is one of those times. Please know that my intention is always pure, and in this case, it was a mistake. I’m sorry.”

Kim Kardashian Apologizes R Word
Kim Kardashian West attends Lorraine Schwartz launches The Eye Bangle at Delilah on March 13, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images

The night before, Kardashian complained in a since-deleted clip on her Instagram Story that some guests at her sister Kendall Jenner’s Halloween party had trouble identifying her Pamela Anderson costume.

“Nobody knows who I am,” she told her former assistant Stephanie Shepherd. “Yeah! Retarded.”

The KKW Beauty founder channeled Anderson’s look from the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards, complete with a white corset and feathered pink hat. Her BFF Jonathan Cheban dressed up as the 51-year-old model’s ex-boyfriend Tommy Lee.

Earlier in the week, Kim and her sisters Kourtney KardashianKhloé Kardashian, Kendall and Kylie Jenner dressed up as Victoria’s Secret Angels. In photos published by the Daily Mail, the reality stars rocked white lingerie with oversize feathered wings. Kylie, 21, also made headlines for her colorful Barbie costumes.

This was not the first time that members the Kardashian family were called out for saying the R-word. In July, Kourtney, 39, and Khloé, 34, used it while working out during an Instagram Live session.

Khloé apologized on Twitter later that day. “Ugh I hate that word! Why did I even say it?” she wrote in response to one fan’s critical tweet. “I actually greatly dislike when people use that word! I will do better! I am sorry! much love today.”

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