Demi Moore used her Twitter account to try to bring about change with the way people use the word pimpin’. Kim Kardashian was the “Tweeter” who stirred up Demi’s feelings over the word.
It started with Kim’s tweet:
“Big pimpin w @SerenaJWilliams @LaLaVazquez @Kelly_Rowland Love u girls!”
“Are you using the word “pimpin” as in pimping?”
Kim tried to laugh it off:
“Doesn’t everyone? LOL Nothing wrong with dancing to Big Pimpin’ by Jay Z in the club! Having a girls night out, gotta love that song!”
And Demi shares her intolerance for the use of the word:
“No disrespect I love a girls night out but a pimp and pimping is nothing more than a slave owner!” adding in another post, “if we want to end slavery we need to stop glorifying the “pimp” culture”
Demi soon realized she stirred up some controversy:
“Clearly I stirred up a s**t storm, but 2 create change U have 2 be willing 2 take a risk and be willing 2 provoke thought & conversation.”
Kim didn’t let it ruffle her feathers:
“Good point!I agree! It was just a song not literal”
Demi smoothed things over, wanting to make sure people understood that she likes Kim:
“Just so ya’ll are clear I like @KimKardashian I was just making a point about how we have used a word and desensitized the real meaning.”
What’s your take on the use of the word? Do you think we’ve desensitized it?
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