Legislators in Bahrain tried to stop US reality TV star Kim Kardashian from visiting the Gulf state because of her “bad reputation,” it was reported.
MPs in the country's National Assembly this week failed in an attempt to push through a resolution to prevent the star from visiting Bahrain, Al Wasat newspaper said.
“A group of MPs in today’s parliamentary session submitted a proposal to prevent the hosting of American socialite Kim Kardashian, describing her as having a ‘bad reputation,’” the newspaper report said.
Kardashian, who shot to fame along with her family in the reality TV show, ‘Keeping up With The Kardashians’, will make a guest appearance in Bahrain this week to celebrate the opening of the Riffa branch of her Millions of Milkshakes concept.
She will also stop off in Kuwait, where in addition to opening The Avenues branch of Millions of Milkshakes on Thursday, she will also take part in a photo shoot with Kuwaiti fashion concept store 52 Degrees.
“Inshallah next week I head to Kuwait & Bahrain,” she wrote on Twitter. “Time to set the record straight! So excited about this trip!” she added.
The reality star was likely referring to her recent Twitter controversy after she commented on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
Gossip website TMZ this week reported that the reality star is hoping to educate herself on the Middle East’s political situation while she’s in town.
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