Kim Kardashian discusses fame, missteps at Forbes summit

FILE - In this Monday, June 1, 2015, file photo, Kim Kardashian, left, and Kanye West arrive at the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)


NEW YORK (AP) — Kim Kardashian West says online negativity affects her, but she’s worried more about its impact when it happens to others.

The businesswoman and reality television star told The Associated Press Tuesday that she relies on her strong bonds to her family when the online negativity gets too much. Kardashian West’s comments came before she participated in a keynote conversation at the annual Forbes Women’s Summit.

She is one of the top 50 earning celebrities in a Forbes ranking released earlier this week.

Kardashian West has a combined 180 million followers on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram — many of them young girls — and says she takes her role model status seriously. She says she hopes that despite her mistakes, her followers see someone who’s worked hard to reach her goals.

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