Kim Kardashian swept into Harvard Business School on Friday as a guest lecturer to talk on the success of her multi-billion-dollar SKIMS shapewear business — but the web wasn’t thrilled about it.
A camera crew followed her as the truth star and SKIMS co-founder Jens Grede arrived to check with Boston students enrolled within the Moving Beyond Direct to Consumer course, her representative confirmed to The Post.
Although NBC10 Boston reported that some attendees of the seminar gave Kardashian an “A” for her nearly two-hour speech about SKIMS, which was valued at $3.2 billion only a yr ago, Twitter trolls slammed the lawyer in training — and Harvard itself — for inviting the “talentless” businesswoman in the primary place.
“That is hilarious. @KimKardashian can’t spell @Harvard,” one critic wrote of the celebrity and her appearance, which lasted for 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,” one other declared. “Attempted to make use of a sex tape to launch an acting or singing profession; neither launched. Kim K was wealthy enough to make a scripted reality TV show work because she & her family are shameless. Harvard is just as tacky because the Kardashians now.”
“The words ‘Kardashian’ and ‘Harvard’ should never appear in the identical sentence…..ever,” one other stated, while one commenter added, “I’d hate to pay that Harvard tuition $$$$ to only get her as a speaker. Do Higher, Harvard.”
“Lim k on speaking at harvard: ‘oh my god, you guys, like i’m actually going to talk at harvard, like oh my god, that is such a biggg dealll. (in that whiny voice),’” one other made fun of the truth star’s social media persona.
Many users questioned what form of advice Kardashian gave, as she doesn’t have a university degree herself.
“Schooled them on what? Using the word Literally after every sentence,” one joked.
“ sell your soul 101,” one other suggested.
Harvard University invited Kardashian and SKIMS co-founder Jens Grede to be guest lecturers.Getty Images/iStockphoto
A student named Liz, nevertheless, told NBC10 Boston that she learned lots from Kardashian.
“I believe a variety of people don’t respect her as someone who’s co-running a multi-billion-dollar company,” she told the outlet.
“Simply to learn from someone who has built such a successful business was really exciting and I believe having the privacy of no cameras within the room, with the ability to have that candid conversation was special too,” Liz added.
The Post has contacted reps for Harvard and the professors for comment.
While Kardashian didn’t visit Harvard Law School — despite her actively studying to grow to be a lawyer — she did recreate Reese Witherspoon’s “Legally Blonde” Harvard admissions video for Halloween in 2019.
She also accompanied her then-fiancé Kanye West when he spoke at Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2013.