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Kim Kardashian deserves to be on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, according to Wendy Williams.
Williams, the host of "The Wendy Williams Show," defended Kardashian's right to be a part of the monument. While A-list actors appear on the stars that line the sidewalks on Hollywood Boulevard, California-native Kardashian, 32, might have been shunned by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, who are in charge of those appearing on the monument.
"We don't have a category for reality stars on the Walk of Fame," Walk of Fame spokeswoman Ana Martinez told the New York Daily News recently.
However, Williams disagreed with the comments.
"Well I think that whoever makes those rules is really, really out of touch. Reality stars are bigger than regular TV stars these days…Everybody in the world knows who Kim Kardashian is," Williams said on her show. "Like it or not, these reality stars are stars! And my thought is they do deserve to be in the running for a Hollywood star."
Williams revealed why she believes people like Kardashian are not given an opportunity to appear on the monument.
"I think people in Hollywood, sometimes stick their nose up to reality TV because they feel that you're not a real thesbian, you didn't study at the School of Drama," Williams said. "You've got to get with the times, Walk of Fame. And the fact is rappers are now becoming actors and reality stars should be on the Walk of Fame and that's the way it is."
One rapper in particular, Kanye West who happens to be Kardashian's boyfriend, prompted the conversation about her appearance on the monument during a recent appearance on The Jimmy Kimmel show.
"I want to give a shout out to the stars at the Walk of Fame cause they said something about how they're not going to put my girl on the walk of Fame cause she's a reality star. It's like people are so dated and not modern," West told Kimmel. "There is no way Kim Kardashian shouldn't have a star on the Walk of Fame. It's ridiculous concepts."
Kardashian previously spoke up about wanting to appear on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in an interview with V Magazine last year.
"I think there was a quote where somebody said that reality stars will never get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame," Kardashian told V. "So, of course I'm so competitive that I think that it would be a huge achievement and a goal that anyone would want. I would love to break that mold."