Kim Kardashian And Kris Jenner Did NOT Diss Wives Of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Founders (EXCLUSIVE DETAILS)
Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner did NOT diss the wives of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge founders, sources close to the family exclusively tell Gossip Cop. While one of the women has taken to Facebook calling for a boycott of “everything Kardashian,” Gossip Cop is told that the version of events currently circulating online is “not what happened” at all.
As Gossip Cop reported, the Ice Bucket Challenge was a viral sensation last summer, with participants dousing themselves with water and/or donating to the ALS Association. The campaign is widely credited to Pete Frates and Pat Quinn, both of whom suffer from ALS. Their efforts were to be honored at this week’s Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity in France, which is where Julie Frates and Jenn Quinn crossed paths with Kardashian and Jenner.
Quinn took to Facebook on Wednesday claiming, “Julie Frates & I were walking around shopping in Cannes- only ones in the Celine store when Kim K and Kris walk in!! We introduce ourselves and talk about our inspiring husbands. Kris responded with ‘oh fun’ and DECLINED taking a picture with us! #boycotteverythingkardashian.”
But sources exclusively tell Gossip Cop the women were NOT snubbed, nor was any crack made about their husbands having ALS. Gossip Cop has learned that the women approached Jenner with a picture request for Kardashian, and the matriarch explained that she was in the dressing room, but that her daughter would happily take the photo when she came out. As they waited, Jenner and the women made small talk, with Frates and Quinn’s wives detailing their European vacation and how they just came from Paris. It was at that point that Jenner commented “how fun,” saying it sounded like they were having a great trip.
During this time, Gossip Cop is told that many more people entered the store, and security wanted to usher Kardashian and Jenner out in order to control the crowd. Jenner, however, attempted to unite Kardashian and the women for the picture, but couldn’t find them as they got whisked away. Kardashian didn’t know until AFTER they had been escorted out of the store that the two women had even requested a photo.
As Gossip Cop reported at the time, Kardashian did the Ice Bucket Challenge in September with the help of Ellen DeGeneres.