So you know how whenever we have to write a headline about the Kardashian sisters, we change every letter C in it to a K because it’s hilarious? Well, the sisters themselves tried that tactic in a press release, and it didn’t turn out so well.
In an invitation for a Sears-sponsored party celebrating the Kardashian Kollection sent to select members of the press (and when we say select, we mean we weren’t invited), someone decided to refer to the family of reality stars as a clan. And then they replaced the C in clan with the family’s signature K, and, well, all hell broke loose. Read the invite and you’ll figure out why, if you haven’t already:
Kourtney, Kim and Khloe personally invite you to join them in celebrating the launch of the Kardashian Kollection. Join the stylish Kardashian klan on September 6th at the private studio of the legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz for an exclusive preview of their fabulous new fashion Kollection for Sears.
We sincerely hope the party won’t be awkward because of that indirect reference to the Ku Klux Klan. Granted, whoever wrote the invitation probably didn’t mean to invoke the racism-fueled horror that terrorist group has visited upon countless defenseless Americans, black, yellow, brown and white alike, but we’re still surprised that they chose that spelling. After the Civil War, the Klan formed as an insurgent group trying to stall the efforts of Reconstruction. They did this by, well, killing and otherwise intimidating newly freed slaves and anyone who stood up for them.
Needless to say, the Klan is a pretty dark moment in our nation’s history. And it’s not like it hasn’t been in the news lately — just yesterday, it was reported that Stetson Kennedy, who infiltrated and wrote the first expose about the Klan and its practices, died at the age of 94. So it would take several someones who didn’t know anything about this country’s history or its present to make that kind of an error and allow it to slide. And that’s what worries us the most — that someone, anyone, could see a stylistic choice like this and not stop to think that it would recall memories of all that hate.
But that’s just what we think. Do you think there’s anything to worry about if an invitation with that glaring an error makes it past several rounds of proof-reading and into an invitation for a fashion party? Sound off in the comments.