The world as we know it is at odds when it comes to the Kardashians. Some live, eat, sleep and breathe the family. Others are infuriated by even hearing one of their names. Yet others honestly have no clue who they even are (shout out to my dad — you go, man). One thing seems to be pretty consistent, however: many people are critical of the reason the family has risen to such fame for seemingly doing nothing besides being beautiful. That said, members of the family are often called out on their lack of talent, or the circumstances by which they garnered fame (ahem, Kim’s sex tape).
Additionally, being in the public eye in such a huge way leaves them particularly vulnerable to all sorts of scrutiny and judgement. Some of it may seem warranted — like Kylie Jenner swooping in on Black Chyna’s man — while others are just a matter of personal opinion, like Sharon Osbourne’s take on Kim K’s use of her child as “an accessory.”
While it’s possible some of it may stem from jealously of the family’s fame and fortune, it doesn’t change the fact that the Kardashians are often the butt of many jokes and subject of all sorts of commentary on social media, entertainment, and print and broadcast interviews. Some people even refuse to work with them due to a general distaste for their morals.
Here are 10 people who have disrespected the Kardashians this year. We’ll leave it to you to decide if you think these people are correct in their assessments and actions, or if they simply need to step back and let the Kardashians live.
10. Tim Gunn – “My IQ Is Plummeting”
Some may believe that given Tim Gunn’s presence in the world of fashion he would be completely on board with the Kardashians, especially now that Kim is married to the self-proclaimed fashion God, Kanye West. Unfortunately, Gunn has pretty much the exact opposite view of the family. Gunn has been really open in the past about his negative feelings towards the Kardashians, even going as far as to call them “vulgar” and “basic.” He’s also said they have an “aura of yuck.”
In the summer 2015, Gunn sat down with Us Weekly to look through Kim K’s selfie book, Selfish, and was simply not feeling it. After reading one of the captions from the book, he said went on to roll his eyes and say, “I feel my IQ is plummeting.”
9. Amy Schumer – Insults The Kardashian Image
In many regards, it’s been Amy Schumer’s year. But, when she crossed the Kardashians, it seemed she had gone too far. In a recent Saturday Night Live monologue, Schumer acknowledged that the Kardashian girls are bad role models for young women. She went on to diss the broader family by referring to them as, “a whole family of women that take the faces they were born with as a light suggestion.” Then, she specifically stuck to it Khloe noting, “we used to have Khloe. Khloe was ours, right? Whenever there’s a group of women, you identify with one of them, right? Khloe she lost half her body weight. She lost a Kendall, and we have nothing.” Khloe seemed to be super annoyed, later taking to Twitter to write, “no need 2 tear down others just 2 make urself feel bigger. It actually makes u quite small. I’m on a healthy journey. I don’t care 4the hate. Let’s uplift one another!!! Happy Sunday! Stay smiling!!!”
The short-lived beef seemed to be squashed when Schumer posted an Instagram picture of her niece with the caption “Nothing but love for that family. I like idea of sending women the message to be happy in their own skin. #peace.”
8. Chloe Bartoli – Disick/Bartoli Fling Causes Stir
Eldest sister Kourtney Kardashian took the ultimate blow this year when her long-time boyfriend and father of her three children, Scott Disick, was photographed getting very handsy” on vacation with another woman, stylist Chloe Bartoli. To make matters worse, Bartoli apparently dated Disick many years ago, making the whole situation appear far more scandalous. The photos spread across the Internet like wildfire, and included shots of them lounging together, feeding one another, and generally being very touchy-feely.
The incident led to an official Kourtney/Scott breakup. It also sent Kardashian fans into a tizzy, and they were seen spamming Bartoli’s social media accounts with slurs and even death threats. While Chloe never publicly came out to say anything about the photos, it’s fair to say it was one of the family’s biggest moments of being disrespected this year.
7. Caitlyn Jenner – Kris Jenner Wore The Pants
While Caitlyn Jenner might be considered by some as part of the Kardashian klan, it didn’t stop her from publicly dissing the family’s mother hen, Kris Jenner, in her debut interview in Vanity Fair this summer. When describing their marriage, Jenner said, “the first 15 years I felt [Kris] needed me more because I was the breadwinner. Then, really around [the time of KUWTK], when that hit and she was running the whole show and getting credit for it and she had her own money, she didn’t need me as much from that standpoint…I think in a lot of ways she became less tolerant of me. A lot of times she wasn’t very nice. People would see how I got mistreated. She controlled the money, all that kind of stuff.”
Of course, the Kardashian family took this as a major put down, and according to footage from Keeping Up With The Kardashians, some of them even confronted Jenner about it. Ultimately, Jenner apologized (sort of), but it didn’t stop her former wife from telling her side of the story to Vanity Fair. She said, “he was married to me and he wasn’t who he wanted to be so he was miserable…All I was doing was working very hard for my family so that we could all have a wonderful future, and he was pissed off. At the end of my relationship with Bruce, he definitely had a lot of social anxiety… That was one of the reasons we were in a struggle at the end.”
6. Megyn Kelly – Sending The Wrong Message To Teens
In July of2015, Fox News host Megyn Kelly was interviewed by Variety, and had some interesting insights on Kim Kardashian’s body. She said, “I want to know if she’s a force for good or evil. I had someone make the argument that she’s voluptuous and maybe sending the message to young girls that you don’t have to be a stick figure to be desirable. But I see the other argument too. It’s all enhanced, and you send the message that you need to surgically alter yourself to the point of shocking to be attractive to men.”
Although the words seemed mighty harsh, Kardashian responded in an interview with Entertainment Tonight noting she didn’t even know who the Fox News host was, nor did she really care about the statement. Kardashian said, “everyone has an opinion, and everyone is entitled to that. I don’t go around promoting anything. I think people should be happy with who they are. If something makes them feel better about themselves, by all means, do whatever makes you happy.”
5. Lexi Boling & Binx Walton – Top Model Beef
It was battle of the top models this year when Lexi Boling and Binx Walton blasted Kendall Jenner’s appearance on Instagram. The comments came when Vogue Germany posted an Instagram picture of Jenner. Under the picture, Boling tagged fellow model Walton sarcastically writing, “She’s never looked better!” along with a crying laughing emoji. Walton then tagged Boling on the photo writing, “That’s f**ked up.”
Though the comments were later removed, it didn’t stop fans from catching on, and soon it was being covered by celebrity news outlets. Boling apologized for her actions. Later, while being interviewed following New York Fashion Week, E! News asked Boling about the incident and she said she wasn’t thinking and made a “silly comment.” She went on to tell E! “Kendall’s had a killer New York Fashion Week. A big congrats to her.”
4. Blac Chyna – Instagram War
Blac Chyna has a child with rapper Tyga, and was engaged to him as well. That was until he left her in the dust for then-high school student Kylie Jenner. Of course, Blac Chyna felt scorned — especially given her former friendship with Jenner’s big sister Kim. Jenner went on to entice the baby mama, and posted a photo of herself to Instagram wearing an Audemar Piguet watch that resembled one Tyga had given Blac Chyna when they were still together. A back and forth Instagram war ensured. As icing on the cake, Blac Chyna even posted a photo of herself with ridiculously huge-looking lips during the whole #KylieJennerChallenge ordeal. It did not stop there. The ultimate diss came when Blac Chyna posted screenshots of texts from Tyga saying he wanted to get back together. It even reportedly broke up Tyga and Jenner for a brief time.
3. Sharon Osbourne – North West Isn’t An Accessory!
Earlier this year, Sharon Osbourne was outspoken with her thoughts on Kim Kardashian, noting she believes she uses her daughter, North West — who is 2 years old — as an accessory. The comment came after Kardashian dressed North in real fur and was photographed out on the town with her. Osbourne told Closer Magazine, “I know PETA has asked the Kardashians to stop. [North] isn’t an accessory — she shouldn’t be wearing ugly couture clothes.” Osbourne went on to say she feels her family’s morals are different than the Kardashians’. She also noted her opinion that the Kardashians are famous for their looks, and nothing more. She said, “we’re in the limelight as Ozzy is an international star, but their fame is built purely on beauty.”
2. Rebel Wilson – Too Superficial For The Rebel
Rebel Wilson was asked by MTV to present an award alongside Kendall and Kylie at the 2015 Video Music Awards. Interestingly, she flat out refused. She spoke to Australian radio station KIIS FM about it, saying that she had no interest in presenting with them. She said she feels their family is “superficial.” Wilson noted, “they’re famous for no talent. I said I’d do it myself. What they stand for is totally against what I stand for.”
Wilson continued: “they seem a bit superficial and their careers aren’t really based on talent. I know they’re super popular, but I’m all about personality and working hard to get to where I am. How Kim Kardashian got famous from the sex tape and I just went to acting school and worked really hard.”
1. Amber Rose
The number one Kardashian offender of the year goes to Amber Rose — former girlfriend of Kanye West, and best friend to Blac Chyna. Boy, does this woman have it out for the family as a whole this year. Rose specifically discussed the Kylie/Tyga scenario in a radio interview on The Breakfast Club morning show, saying of Kylie, “she’s a baby, she needs to go to bed at 7 o’clock and relax. That’s ridiculous. [Tyga] should be ashamed of himself. That’s how I feel. For sure. He has a beautiful woman and a baby and left that for a 16-year-old who just turned 17.”
After this, Khloe went off on Rose via Twitter, citing that Rose was a stripper at age 15, and therefore shouldn’t be worrying about the youngest Jenner. She added, “People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.” The two continued exchanging tweets until Kanye appeared on The Breakfast Club saying he needed to take “like 30 showers” after dating Rose before he could get with his current wife. Rose took to Twitter to shut him down as well.