Politics

Khloe Kardashian's Photo Just Earned Her a Lot of Enemies

May 6th 2016

By:
Laura Donovan

Khloe Kardasian is no stranger to controversy, but her latest headline grabbing has nothing to do with her famous family, relationship drama or even dieting tips.

 

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It's all about communsim.

Kardashian, who is currently in Cuba shooting her family's reality series, "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," is taking heat for an Instagram post from the trip.

 

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Though the Instagram post has nearly 600,000 likes, many fans are upset with Kardashian for posing beneath a quote from Fidel Castro, the former leader of Cuba and a longstanding enemy of the United States.

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Castro was the leader of the Cuban Revolution, which overthrew the country's U.S.-backed dictator Fulgenico Batista, and replaced him with what eventually became a communist government. Though U.S.-relations with Cuba have thawed recently, the Castro government has been repeatedly cited for creating a culture human rights abuses, which led to nearly 1 million Cubans fleeing the country for the United States. Castro ceded power to his brother Raúl in 2008 due to health concerns.

Another one of Kardashian's Instagram photos is currently under fire.

 

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The United Nations recently condemned Kardashian and Paris Hilton for posting images on social media of themselves with orangutans, arguing it encourages trafficking.

"Every time a famous face is seen cuddling an ape in this way, it undoes years of our work," Douglas Cress, the coordinator of the U.N.'s Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP), told CNN this week. "It lowers the value of the animal, and the public sense of conservation drops. If you can laugh at an animal, or you can empathize by how human it is in clothing, then you rob it of its natural wildness. It becomes something comic, or a pet. So when you have a celebrity like Paris Hilton holding an orangutan with a dress on, they can impact millions of people because their audience is so huge."

 

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