Kim Kardashian and 15 Other Celebrity Work Comments

This isn’t Gwyneth taking the $29 weekly food budget challenge…

Have you ever noticed that some wealthy celebrities like to act like they’re not extremely wealthy, privileged and well-connected? For some reason, they hate to admit it, and it’s frustrating as hell.

Here are 16 times they were super disconnected from their actual wealth:


When Kim Kardashian – who was born to super-rich parents and got her break on a reality TV show – told the workers, “Get up and work.”


When Kelly Ripa, who is married to fellow millionaire TV star Mark Consuelos, spoke about her son moving into his own apartment in Brooklyn and said: “I don’t think he’s ever really known extreme poverty like now.”


When Grimes opened up about ex Elon Musk and said, “Bro doesn’t live like a billionaire. …Bro sometimes lives below the poverty line – to the point where I was like, ‘Can’t we live in a very precarious $40,000 house??”

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As Finneas – the child of actors and musicians – said in a now-deleted tweet, “‘Shooting your shot’ is widely promoted and I honestly think it’s a bit overrated. Work really hard alone or with your friends the closest ones. well that speaks for itself. Don’t nag people to work with you, let them come to you.

@finneas literally some people have to work to even get their shot. we have to have the mentality of being boring enough to get where we want to go. stay humble, man. we are not all born of privilege.

Twitter: @thomsonbridie


When Ben Stiller argued Hollywood wasn’t nepotistic, responding to a reporter’s tweet criticizing a movie made by the kids of famous directors/producers:

@franklinleonard Too easy @franklinleonard. People, work, create. Everyone has their own way. I wish them all the best.

Twitter: @BenStiller


And when Ben Platt denied that nepotism played a role in greenlighting Dear Evan Hansen, despite the fact that his film producer father, Marc Platt, produced the film:


When Chrissy Teigen joked about her mom having to buy AirPods all the time:

my mom treats her airpods like they’re disposable. buy a few a month. she says it would be easier not to lose them if they had… a lanyard

Twitter: @chrissyteigen


When Jennifer Lopez posted her Rich People Quarantine™ experience at the height of the pandemic – you know, when people were losing their jobs:

We can’t go out to restaurants or anything, but the service and entertainment here is pretty good…😊 #StaySafe

Twitter: @JLo


When Kendall Jenner talked about modeling and said, “From the beginning, we were very selective about what shows I would do. I was never one of those girls who would do, like, 30 shows a season or whatever. whatever these girls do.” More power for them.

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When Addison Rae joked, “I studied broadcast journalism in college for three months to prepare” to host a UFC fight:

I studied broadcast journalism in college for 3 whole months to prepare for this moment

@whoisaddison / Via Twitter: @whoisaddison


When Justin Bieber and Kendall Jenner faced backlash for their COVID comments. Justin told Kendall, “How blessed we are – a lot of people are in a shitty situation right now. They’re looking at us, and obviously we’ve worked hard for where we are. We can’t feel bad for them. things that we have, but it’s important that we take the time to recognize that there are people who struggle about it all the time.”


And finally, when Dixie D’Amelio made the super-privileged comment, “I completely got into college [in] August 2019, and decided not to go just because the back and forth was going to be a lot. I was also very scared because I saw someone doing a TikTok, saying they would play my songs at a frat party. That’s really what, like, put me off going to school because I don’t think I can handle that level of embarrassment,” she said.

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