In the wake of the college admissions scandal, Kim Kardashian will not be pulling an Aunt Becky when it’s time for her kids’ higher education.
In a clip of the “Van Jones Show” obtained by E! News on Friday evening, Kardashian said that paying the way for her three kids — North, Saint and Chicago — into school wouldn’t be worth it if they couldn’t do well on their own.
“If they couldn’t get into a school — I would never want to use privilege to try to force them into a situation that they wouldn’t thrive in anyway,” the 38-year-old told Jones. “To buy your way into something just wouldn’t benefit anybody.”
The beauty mogul, who is expecting her fourth child via surrogate and as of this week is studying to become a lawyer, said she hopes her dedication and work ethic rubs off on her kids so they create their own success.
“I have my backpack, they have their backpacks, they’re studying, I’m studying and them seeing that I have this filming career and I’m having makeup samples tested all over my arm while I’m trying to read my flashcards and all of this stuff,” she explained. “I hope that they get inspired to know that they can put in the hard work.”
That sentiment may have been lost on certain millennials, whose wealthy parents — like Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Gianulli, who paid $500,000 to have their daughters admitted to University of Southern California as crew athletes. They pleaded not guilty in the ongoing investigation are facing the possibility of prison time.
‘Desperate Housewives’ star Felicity Huffman was among a dozen other wealthy parents who pleaded guilty in the scam.
But in the Kardashian-West household, it’ll be the kids’ own merit that will contribute to their success.
“There really is no easy way out,” she added.
The interview will air on Saturday at 7 p.m. on CNN.