Kim Kardashian has offered her take on police brutality and the shootings of black men that took place in the US this week. According to an EW report the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star was criticised for not speaking out about the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. Following which, she took to her website to pen an emotional letter on Black Lives Matter.
"This week we watched Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, two innocent black men, get senselessly murdered by police officers," the reality star wrote. "Like a lot of you guys, I watched the videos, and was appalled and completely heartbroken. I was left speechless, angry and numb."
Kim, who has two children – daughter North and son Saint – with husband Kanye, also expressed her concerns about the future of her children in the letter.
"I want my children to grow up knowing that their lives matter. I do not ever want to have to teach my son to be scared of the police, or tell him that he has to watch his back because the people we are told to trust – the people who protect and serve – may not be protecting and serving him because of the colour of his skin."
Continuing with her thoughts, 35-year-old added: "The last thing we need is to fuel anger with more hate or violence, especially toward the many incredible police officers who risk their lives every single day to protect our families and communities." However, she emphasised on the "power" of people's voice to end brutality.
"It is our responsibility as Americans and as parents to create a safe future for our children," she wrote. "We must do something NOW."
Although, the mother-of- two did not directly refer to the police deaths, she wrote a lengthy post urging her followers to add links to the Black Lives Matter movement's site and donation pages for Sterling and Castile's families. She posted her thoughts, a day after five police officers were killed by a sniper.
"Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland, Sean Bell… and unfortunately so many more. Hashtags are not enough. This must end now," she urged.