Kim Kardashian Apologizes As Ivan Cantu Calls Out "Idiot" Social Media Manager For Using Wrong Photo

Rather than post a photo of the prisoner set to be executed today (February 28), Kardashian and her team mixed him up with another man of the same name who resides across the country.

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Kim Kardashian has made prison reform and pursuing a law degree among her top priorities over the past few years, and though she works hard to help everyone she can, the 42-year-old doesn't always get it all right. As she continues to advocate for Texas death row inmate Ivan Abner Cantu, Kardashian found herself in some hot water after another man of the same name's photo was used in a social media post calling on Governor Greg Abbott to reconsider ending Cantu's life. According to the reality starlet, the prisoner was wrongfully convicted of killing his cousin and fiancee – she's been helping to share his story since earlier this year.

When the New York-based Cantu came across Kardashian's Instagram Story, he put out a message online to soothe any worries stirred up amongst his loved ones thanks to the mishap. "To all my friends and family, I am not getting executed, some idiot who runs @kimkardashian [socials] used my picture instead of Ivan ‘Abner’ Cantu," he shared on Facebook earlier this week, OK! Magazine reports. Afterward, the East Coaster said he totally "understands that someone from Kim’s team likely shared the incorrect image by mistake," but still "wouldn't be opposed to an apology" from her.

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To make things right on her end, the SKIMS founder did just that. "A wrong image of Mr. Cantu was posted earlier today and I would like to apologize to the person who’s image was used in error," Kardashian continued before returning to her fight for Cantu's life.

On the topic of Kim Kardashian and her famous family, her former brother-in-law, Lamar Odom, was recently asked about his thoughts on the alleged family curse. Looking back, it's no secret that most of the men who have been involved with Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, Kendall, or Kylie have faced dramatic setbacks in their careers. Still, the former NBA star doesn't think there's any validity to the rumours. Read everything he had to say at the link below and check back later for more hip-hop/pop culture news updates.

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Hayley Hynes is the former Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, she stepped down after two years in 2024 to pursue other creative opportunities but remains on staff part-time to cover music, gossip, and pop culture news. Currently, she contributes similar content on Blavity and 21Ninety, as well as on her personal blog where she also offers tarot/astrology services. Hayley resides on the western side of Canada, previously spending a year in Vancouver to study Fashion Marketing at Blanche Macdonald Centre and Journalism at Mount Royal University in Calgary before that. She's passionate about helping others heal through storytelling, and shares much more about her life on Instagram @hayleyhynes.