Kim Kardashian Fans Outraged Over Gun Photo

By Jennifer Abbey

Feb 5, 2013 1:05pm

Kim Kardashian is facing backlash from her fans over a photo she posted of a gun just weeks after pledging to stop gun violence.

The reality star posted a photo to Instagram last weekend of a diamond-encrusted gun. She quickly deleted the photo, but British tabloid The Sun and other outlets picked up the photo.

@KimKardashian You have too much influence to be this blind and ignorant. Innocent children & people still die even if the gun is pretty,” one of her followers tweeted back at her.

@kimkardashian seriously. When everyone is debating gun control, this is what you post – as if it’s just a fun accessory?” another tweeted.

Kardashian’s publicist did not immediately respond to questions about the photo. But some of her fans came to her defense.

“Kim Kardashian posted a pic of a gun on Instagram & now everyone is all pissed off. I forgot the 2nd amendment didn’t count for celebs,” one fan tweeted.

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On Jan. 14, one month after the horrific elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., Kardashian vowed to help reduce gun violence.

“Today, people in Newtown are making the #sandyhookpromise to reduce gun violence. Sign the pledge with me athttp://www.sandyhookpromise.org ,” she tweeted.

But Kardashian has displayed her appreciation for using  before. In November, she shared a photo on Instagram of her shooting a gun with the caption “Bang bang.” Last June, she posted a photo of a gun designed by YSL with the same caption.

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