It’s been a weird week for Kim Kardashian. Just when we thought the reality star and makeup mogul was starting to understand how to use her celebrity to make the world better, she manages to crush our dreams of chanting ‘Kim K 2020’ by praising Donald Trump and making a homophobic comment all in the span of 48 hours. And it’s only Wednesday.
Things first got weird this week when Kim appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to discuss her recent involvement in the release of Alice Marie Johnson, a woman who had already served 21 years of her life sentence for her involvement in a non-violent, first offense drug crime. We were loving that Kim used her platform for good, in this case to score a meeting with President Trump and convince the POTUS to release Johnson.
Although she laughed at the many jokes made at the Donald’s expense by Kimmel, Kim said she refused to say anything bad about the president, noting that there were still people she hoped to help free under Trump’s administration. Okay, fair. We’ll kinda give her a pass for that one, although her explanation that husband Kanye West likes Trump and doesn’t necessarily agree with his politics is like saying you like Hans Gruber but don’t necessarily agree with all his murders. They’re not mutually exclusive.
But now Kim has made another even bigger misstep, this time on her beloved social media. After people began commenting on the outfit that Kardashian wore during her taping of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, model and actor Tyson Beckford chimed in to say he didn’t care for the look, accusing Kim of having plastic surgery and saying that her doctor “f**ked up her right hip.”
Not cool. Not even remotely cool. How much do we love people commenting on women’s bodies? About as much as we love Trump.
Still, we also don’t love Kim’s clapback, which included referring to Beckford as ‘sis’ and insinuating that he’s gay and in the closet.
Are we back in grade school? Do we have to explain to Kim that insinuating homosexuality as an insult is unacceptable? Ditto for outing people.
Fans were not, we repeat, NOT here for it:
@KimKardashian is trash!! I liked her until she used being gay as a drag on the shade room ig pg. honey you do not get to imply that someone is in the closet just because he didn’t like your outfit/body you don’t do that girl since you employ an array of gay makeup artist/stylist
— Jess (@ijess2589) August 1, 2018
And yes Kim K, your clapback alludes to Tyson Beckford being gay, a tactic folk love to use to shame dudes.
But we know. “You have gay friends”
Next time, don’t wear outfits that shape you like a dreidel. pic.twitter.com/abCbC4W11S
— George M Johnson (@IamGMJohnson) July 31, 2018
Kim Kardashian, you’re questioning Tyson Beckford’s sexuality, like being “gay” is something evil. How about you worry about your husband mental health because you should be more concerned about his well being than if someone is gay. The nerve of this woman. Not today Kimberly.
— Mr. Weeks ✊🏽 (@MrDane1982) July 31, 2018
Come on, Kim. You’re better than this.