A few weeks ago, the 32-year-old reality TV star caused an uproar on Twitter after commenting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Yesterday, her appearance in the Gulf Kingdom of Bahrain to open a branch of a milkshake franchise spawned a riot.
Many fans paid up to $1,200 to witness her appearance at a mall, but 100 Islamist protesters weren’t too happy to see Kim. According to GulfNews.com, the protests got so heated police used stun grenades to disperse the crowd.
One protestor waved a banner that read: “Syria receives martyrs while Bahrain receives whores.”
A group of conservative Bahraini officials presented a proposal to ban Kim from visiting Bahrain. They cited her “bad reputation” as the cause for protest, but the motion was not considered.
In true Kardashian style, Kim didn’t give the protesters a second glance. Instead, she focused on her fans and tweeted multiple photos of herself posing with camels in the desert and holding a glass of camel milk.
Despite the drama, during the opening of Millions of Milkshakes, she told a local newspaper that she loved everything about Bahrain:
“I love the girls here; their make up and hair are beautiful … People from the States should come here because the country and the people are so amazing and welcoming that I am planning to be back here on my vacation.”