Kim Kardashian and her family members were unable to enjoy the 2018 People’s Choice Awards on Sunday night.
Yes, the group won Best Reality Show of 2018 for Keeping Up with the Kardashians…
… but a very different kind of reality has been affecting Kim, her relatives and countless other California residents over the past several days.
Due to extraordinarily dangerous and fast-spreading wild fires in Malibu and surrounding areas, Kim and many others have been forced to evacuate their homes.
Dozens have people have died.
The President has pointed blame at the state itself.
Everything is a very sad mess at the moment.
Hence why Kim got up on stage and turned very serious on what otherwise would have been a celebratory occasions.
“It’s been a really rough week in our home in Calabasas, Hidden Hills, and for our neighbors in Thousand Oaks and Malibu,” she said.
Referencing the tragic shooting in a Thousand Oaks bar last week, which took the lives of 12 people, Kim added:
“Our hearts are broken from the horrific shootings and for those who have lost their lives and homes, as well as the hundreds of thousands of us that have been evacuated from the devastating fires that are currently burning.”
Raging blazes have tearing through Southern California for about a week now.
There doesn’t appear to be an end in sight.
But fire fighters and first responders are doing all they can to control the flames. And Kardashian showed appreciation for these heroes during the ceremony:
“As horrible as this has been, it’s been amazing to see the resilient spirit of everyone involved, and the heroism of those risking their lives on the front lines.
“Action is necessary, so anything we can do to help, as simple as donating to the many organization that are collecting supplies, no form of help is too small.”
“Our country is stronger when we come together and we cannot face devastation alone,” she continued. “We must continue to reach out and help each other during these trying times.”
Stars such as Lady Gaga, Rainn Wilson, and Alyssa Milano fled their houses over the weekend to escape the unprecedented winds.
Miley Cyrus said on Instagram she was “completely devastated by the fires affecting my community.”
She encouraged folks to aid in relief efforts by donating money and supplies to organizations like California’s Wildfire Relief Fund and the Red Cross.
“I am one of the lucky ones,” she wrote on Twitter, adding:
“My animals and LOVE OF MY LIFE made it out safely & that’s all that matters right now. My house no longer stands but the memories shared with family & friends stand strong.”
About 260,000 residents in Los Angeles County and Ventura County have been forced to flee their homes due to the fires, which have already burned down over 80,000 acres.
Kim closed her speech by acknowledging the victims and paying tribute to those trying to end the devastation.
“We would like to dedicate this win to all of the firefighters, the law enforcement and the first responders,” she said.
“We really, truly appreciate what you have done for all of us. So please, let’s continue to pray for everyone’s safety.”
We don’t write this very often, but: very well said, Kim Kardashian.