KEY POINTS

  • Kourtney Kardashian promoted merchandise supporting Kanye West's 2020 presidential campaign
  • Twitter users slammed Kourtney for being "irresponsible" and "reckless"
  • West's daughter, North, was spotted rocking a "Vote Kanye" hoodie during their trip to the U.K.

Kourtney Kardashian is receiving flak on social media after promoting merchandise that supports brother-in-law Kanye West's 2020 presidential campaign.

On Thursday, Kardashian shared a snap of herself on Instagram Story wearing a white tank top, black nylon track pants, sneakers and a black cap with the words "Vote Kanye." In the post, she added a link to an article on her lifestyle website, Poosh, titled "Where to Buy the Best Voter Merch."

The Poosh article promotes several voter-themed clothing and accessories, including the "Kanye 2020 Vision Double Layered Hoodie" that retails for $160. It came with a link to a website offering more merchandise related to West's presidential campaign.

Kardashian's post drew the ire of social media users, who called her reckless and irresponsible for endorsing a candidate who will only appear on the ballot in 12 states to her 102 million followers.

"[Kourtney Kardashian] posting an insta story to her 102 MILLION followers encouraging them to vote for kanye is one of the most irresponsible, egregious and reckless uses of that family’s platform that I’ve ever seen," one person tweeted.

"@kourtneykardash using her platform to encourage a write in vote of @kanyewest is likely the most irresponsible, uncaring and entitled act I've seen come from the Kardashians and that is saying A LOT. Pathetic and shameful," another wrote

Nicol Concilio, a beauty and lifestyle YouTuber, called Kourtney's move "absolutely atrocious," while Tyler Oakley described her post as "embarrassing."

Meanwhile, some are convinced that Kardashian made the post to promote her business. She launched her beauty and wellness site Poosh last year.

Earlier this month, West's 7-year-old daughter, North, was photographed wearing a "Vote Kanye" hoodie during their trip to the U.K.

West announced his presidential bid on July 4. At the time, his wife, Kim Kardashian, retweeted his post with an added American flag emoji.

Kim and other members of the Kardashian-Jenner clan have since posted apolitical reminders to vote in the upcoming election. Kendall Jenner, however, posted a get-out-the-vote video from former President Barack Obama as well.

Kourtney Kardashian Kourtney Kardashian reportedly reached out to her ex-boyfriend about their kids. The reality star is pictured attending the LACMA Art + Film Gala on Nov. 03, 2018 in Los Angeles. Photo: Jesse Grant/Getty Images