At the risk of getting too political on a celebrity gossip website, many American citizens are sick of waking up everyday to a new mass shooting in their country.
They are sick and also tired of a passive Congress that refuses to enact any sort of meaningful gun control legislation.
And, as a result, they are now turning to an unlikely source for assistance in this vitally important area…
… Khloe Kardashian and her famous family members.
On Saturday and then early Sunday, over the course of just several hours, two terrorists opened fire in major U.S. cities.
The first killed 22 people inside of a Wal-Mart in El Paso, Texas, not long after publishing a racist creed in which he vowed to do something about the “invasion of Hispanics” in America.
Around 1 a.m. the next morning, another terrorist used an automatic weapon to kill nine people on the streets of Dayton, Ohio.
In response to these tragedies, along with the ongoing threat of mass shootings and gun violence in the United States, Khloe Tweeted the following over the weekend:
As you can see above, Kardashian shared a chart that shows the stunning disparity in the number of mass shootings in the U.S. this year compared to other countries.
And she included with it a number of broken heart emojis.
Pretty simple and straightforward and not too polarizing of a response on her part, right?
Yes, except some social media users out there have apparently taken out their frustrations regarding this entire situation on Khloe and her loved ones.
“Your family has a lot of power. DO SOMETHING USEFUL WITH IT,” remarked on individual, for example.
Others, meanwhile, asked for everyone to take whatever action they can, calling out people offering up only “thoughts and prayers” when such shootings occur.
And at least person honed in specifically on Khloe and her daughter.
Which is thoughtful and everything.
But maybe a tad weird and inappropriate.
Khloe and her sisters do have a great deal of influence, of course.
It really has more to do with what sort of clothes their followers wear or what kind of makeup they smear all over their face.
In the wake of a shooting in Florida in February 2018, though, Kim Kardashian actually did try to use her platform for good in this tragic area.
“We owe it to our children and our teachers to keep them safe while at school,” Kim Tweeted after over a dozen people were killed in Parkland, Florida, adding:
“Prayers won’t do this: action will. Congress, please do your job and protect Americans from senseless gun violence.”
More recently, Kardashian and husband Kanye West have worked closely with President Donald Trump on prison reform, successfully securing freedom for convicted drug dealer Alice Marie Johnson.
Elsewhere, Kourtney Kardashian has taken to Capitol Hill to lobby for cosmetics reform, calling last year for products to be safer for humans and the environment.
Can these siblings actually affect legislation and/or the political world in general?
It seems unlikely.
But do we applaud them, when the alternative in the past has been to encourage young women to suck down diet drinks and wear waist trainers that do absolutely nothing for weight loss?