Kim Kardashian just cannot get in President Obama’s good graces, according to reports. On Wednesday, she attended Steven Spielberg’s USC Shoah Foundation gala in Los Angeles, and Obama was an honorary guest. While the reality star tried to meet him, she was allegedly rejected.
“Kim’s table wasn’t close to President Obama’s,” but she “enlisted one of her minions to scout out the opportunity to meet him,” a source tells Radar Online. But it was to no avail. “Obama’s table and surrounding area was swarming with Secret Service, and security was very tight. Kim’s lackey was told to go pound sand, and it was conveyed to Kim that she wouldn’t be able to meet him.”
Apparently she thought her star power was enough to get her the chance to talk to the president “Kim was let down and disappointed,” the source continued. “She didn’t understand why she just couldn’t say hello to him. Ever since landing the Vogue cover, her ego is even more out of control.” At the benefit dinner, President Obama sat with Spielberg, Bruce Springsteen and Conan O’Brian, who hosted the event.
It should be no surprise that Obama seemingly shunned Kardashian, after comments he made regarding Kim and her fiancé, Kanye West. In 2009, the president famously called the 36-year-old rapper a jacka-- after West dissed Taylor Swift at the VMA Awards, barging onto the stage in protest when she was awarded the Best Female Video. Obama was about to give an interview with CNBC and did not know his comment about West was being taped.
In August, Obama publicly addressed West and his reality-TV-star girlfriend Kardashian, stating that the Kardashians help foster an image of wealth and fame that is not beneficial to society’s youth.
In an interview with Amazon.com, the president said, "I think there has also been a shift in culture. We weren't exposed to the things we didn't have in the same way that kids these days are. There was not that window into the lifestyles of the rich and famous. Kids weren't monitoring every day what Kim Kardashian was wearing or where Kanye West was going on vacation and thinking that somehow that was the mark of success."
Then, in November, West dissed the president, claiming Obama is trying to be cool and relevant by talking about him and his fiancée.
"The reason why Obama mention our name is cause we most relevant [sic]. He just saying that trying to be cool [sic]. Obama was supposed to the coolest person on the planet now he gotta say our names to be cool [sic]. It's like a feature, we feature in his interviews right now. They need a feature from us to get relevant,” West claimed.