Kim Kardashian Gets Called ‘Ignorant’ For Posing With Elephants For Social Media

Social media users have called out Kim Kardashian and Kanye West for being “cruel” after the reality star shared throwback images of her recent Bali trip.

The photos show the couple posing with an elephant in a sanctuary in Bali. In one photo, Kardashian is seen cuddling the elephant while a beaming West stands in front of them. Another depicts a man riding the elephant while Kardashian touches its trunk.

Her photos have been heavily criticized by animal lovers, who highlight that a true sanctuary would not let its elephants be ridden by humans.

Other social media users have called them “ignorant” and “disgraceful,” as these creatures might have been abused and tied up to cater to tourists’ needs.

Kardashian, however, defends her photos on Twitter, writing that the elephants at the sanctuary were rescued from Sumatra, which could have gone extinct if they hadn’t been saved. She adds that the couple conducted “full research” before visiting the establishment.