Kim Kardashian's Milkshake Brings All The Islamist Protesters To The Yard
It's complicated between Kim Kardashian and the Middle East.
On the one hand, Kardashian is beloved enough that thousands of fans in Bahrain forked over the equivalent of $1,360 just to get a chance to see her open up a milkshake franchise yesterday, Reuters reports. Her arrival caused the crowd to break into "hysterical screams."
She gushed about how beautiful the country was and how hospitable the people were:
Thanks Sheikh Khalifa for your amazing hospitality. I'm in love with The Kingdom of Bahrain @bu_daij70— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) December 1, 2012
On the other hand, not everyone in Bahrain was excited to host the
sex tape reality TV star. Hardline Sunni Muslim politicians tried to block Kardashian's visit to the country because of her "extremely bad reputation" (the motion was never voted on).About 100 Sunni Salafists showed up to the opening of the Millions of Milkshakes franchise to protest. They brought signs calling her a porn star and stun grenades, while chanting "God Is Great, The Associated Press reported. Police fired tear gas into the crowd to disperse them.
Previously, Kardashian was in Kuwait to open another franchise for the West Hollywood-based Millions of Milkshakes.
She got into hot water earlier this month after tweeting that she was praying for peace in Israel, causing a backlash. She later tweeted that she was also praying for peace in Palestine. And then she just went ahead and deleted all her controversial tweets for peace altogether. During her trip, she avoided discussing politics altogether, opting to tweet about the design of Diet Pepsi cans and camels.