While it might sound like a parody, recently all-around media big-shot Kim Kardashian traveled to the White House to meet President of the United States, Donald Trump.
Her aim? To try and get Trump to provide clemency to Alice Johnson. While people found it pretty bloody funny that one TV star is convincing another TV star who now runs the ‘free world’ to do something, others thought it was cool that Kardashian was able to use her sizeable clout to make a positive difference in a big case.
When the 37-year-old made her way to see Trump, the web was awash with people laughing and making catty comments. Given that it seems to have worked and Johnson is now out of prison, it’s safe to say that it was a worthwhile venture.
The aim was to try and get Johnson, a first-time non-violent drug offender who was given a life sentence without parole, clemency. It must have worked, because the Trump admin granted the request and now, mercifully, Johnson is free to live her life.
While she’s been in prison since 1996 and won’t ever get all of that time she has lost back, at least she’s out. interestingly, it turned out that Kardashian was involved with WH Senior Advisor, Jared Kushner, talking about this case for a long time. she even hired her own attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, to get involved.
After the good news broke, Kardashian herself released a very humble statement, saying: “I would like to thank President Trump for his time this afternoon. It is our hope that the President will grant clemency to Ms. Alice Marie Johnson who is serving a life sentence for a first-time, non-violent drug offense.
We are optimistic about Ms. Johnson’s future and hopeful that she—and so many like her—will get a second chance at life.”
While it’s dreadful that people are now essentially at the mercy of celebrity goodwill, props to Kim for making the effort to help someone else out. Those with such power should really use it to help the world, so it’s nice to see her do that. Nice one, Kim!
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