'This is heartbreaking': Kim Kardashian West offers to pay medical bill of injured protestor

Kim Kardashian West has offered to pay the medical bills of a protestor who lost a “bloody chunk” of her forehead when they were hit by a rubber bullet.

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star has spoken out after seeing an image on social media of a girl with a severe forehead wound, which she sustained during protests following the death of Minneapolis native George Floyd, who died in police custody.

Kim Kardashian West is offering to help an injured protestor. Photo: Getty

Kim uploaded a post to her Instagram Stories on Tuesday calling the incident “heartbreaking and so disturbing”.

“A rubber bullet fired by cops forever disfigures this teenage high school girl at a PEACEFUL Minneapolis protest yesterday,” she added, alongside a graphic image of the injury.

“A bloody chunk of her forehead fell off.

“She was shot at point blank.”

Photo: Instagram/kimkardashianwest

The 38-year-old reality star then added: “Does anyone know how I can get in contact with her? I would love to help with her medical care if she needs it."

Kim recently spoke out about the death of George Floyd on her Instagram account.

“For years, with every horrific murder of an innocent black man, woman, or child, I have always tried to find the right words to express my condolences and outrage, but the privilege I am afforded by the colour of my skin has often let me feeling like this is not a fight that I can truly take on my own,” she wrote.

“Not today, not anymore,” she added. “Like so many of you, I am angry. I am more than angry. I am infuriated and I am disgusted.

“I am exhausted by the heartbreak I feel seeing mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and children suffering because their loved one was murdered or locked away unjustly for being black.”

Kim and Kanye have been vocal about the death of George Floyd. Photo: Getty

Kim - who is married to Kanye West, with whom she has children North, six, Saint, four, Chicago, two, and Psalm, 12 months - also promised to use her voice and platform to “amplify those voices that have been muffled for too long”.

“Even though I will never know the pain and suffering they have endured, or what it feels like to try to survive in a world plagued by systemic racism, I know I can use my own voice to help amplify those voices that have been muffled for too long,” she said.

Dozens of people tagged the woman, who's named Shannyn, on Twitter and used the handle @shannynsharyse so Kim could get in touch. 

Shannyn herself then shared a video to her Instagram to address accusations that she faked her injuries.

“So apparently a lot of people think what happened wasn't real and it’s make up. So here's the video from right after I got hit. That being said please remain focused on why we do this. IT IS FOR THE INNOCENT WHO LOST THEIR LIVES THROUGH POLICE BRUTALITY AND RACISM.”

With reporting by Bang Showbiz.

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