Do you know how to keep up with the Kardashians? You are probably aware that they have a reality show on E! TV network, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and its spin-offs like Kourtney & Kim Take Miami, Kourtney & Kim Take New York, and Khloe & Lamar. There are so many controversies going on with the Kardashian-Jenner clan, it's pretty hard to keep up.
What really makes the Kardashians famous? There are only two reasons— they are famous for being famous and they are famous because they are breaking the internet! Aside from their reality TV shows, the Kardashians are also known for breaking the internet that makes the online world go crazy. In fact, Kim Kardashian even received the "Break the Internet Award" at the Webby Awards in 2016.
Kim was also dubbed as one of the most influential people on the internet, as per Time Magazine. However, Kim is not the only one who is rocking the internet because her sisters Kourtney Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, and Kylie Jenner, as well as her mother, Kris Jenner, and Caitlyn Jenner, are making waves on the internet because people just can't stop noticing them.
Everything that the Kardashians do will spark controversy and result in people on the internet either supporting or criticizing them. The Kardashian-Jenner family just wants to stay famous and popular and one smart way to do that is to be the talk of the internet, especially on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter.
Because Google's top-searched people of 2017 does not include the Kardashians and people gave more attention to people like Matt Lauer, Meghan Markle, and Gal Gadot, the Kardashians need to keep up. Here is a list compiling some of the most shady and most scandalous things that the Kardashian-Jenner family tree did just to become the most searched people on the internet.
15 Kardashians are Fashion Thieves
The Kardashian-Jenner sisters are more than just America's socialites. They are also fashion icons. Little did we know, some of these fashion inspirations given by the Kardashian sisters are copies of other designers' fashion works.
The designer, Destiney Bleu, took to Twitter and accused Khloe of stealing and copying her work. People know that Khloe co-founded the Good American clothing line that features crystal-encrusted bodysuits and denim for all sizes. Bleu even posted pictures with captions saying that Good American and Khloe copied her bodysuits. Khloe took it to court and also answered publicly on Instagram saying that she did not copy anyone's work and that crystal-encrusted bodysuits are just a popular fashion trend right now.
Khloe is not alone in accusations. Kylie was also accused of stealing and copying other designer's products. When The Kylie Shop launched her camouflage collection, Plugged NYC creative director, Tizita Balemlay, mentioned that Kylie's team ordered some of their camo collection and later released their own collection. Unlike Khloe, Kylie did not respond publicly.
14 The #KylieJennerChallenge
Let us have a small walk down the memory lane. Do you remember the time when Kylie was so famous and everything she did became viral? The world knows how Kylie's lips magically turned into fuller, pouty lips seemingly overnight. To sum it all up, Kylie's lips are fake.
Since then, the teenagers and millennials came up with a great idea— the #KylieJennerChallenge. All you need to do is find a shot glass or a bottle instead of the real lip plumper. Insert your lips and suck all the air. Teenage girls and boys were so into this challenge because they wanted to have a Kylie Jenner lips— full, yet fake. Instead of getting fuller lips, they got swollen and bruised lips.
13 Kim Loves Braids, But People Don't Love Her Braids
Why Kim? Why do you need to give the credit to the actress, Bo Derek, instead of crediting your amazing braids to the Fula people? Sometimes, you need to pick your own battles, Kim, because this is definitely not it. The worst part is that the people of the internet are so enraged.
Early this year, Kim flaunted her braided platinum blonde hair online. The braids are perfect, but the way she flaunted her braids is not good. She kept on discrediting the Fula people for her Fulani braids.
Come on, Kim! Yes, Bo Derek had the same hair back in her 1979 movie, but that does not mean that she is the main inspiration for this. These braids are the de facto hairstyle of the Fula people of Africa; therefore, these should be called the Fulani braids.
12 Texting During Michael Brown Tribute
Do you remember Michael Brown? Yes, he was that poor black kid who was shot and killed by Ferguson, Missouri policeman, Darren Wilson, on August 9, 2014. According to the reports, Brown was unarmed, but the police officer Wilson still shot him. However, there are reports also indicating that Brown was trying to get the cop's gun.
Whatever the real story is, Brown is dead and he can't defend himself anymore. During the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, the music industry and the rappers gave Brown a proper tribute commemorating what happened in Ferguson. However, there were people who were not paying attention – Kim, Kendall, and Kylie!
Apart from the message of the tribute, the Kardashian-Jenner sisters garnered too much attention on social media because of their disrespectful actions. They were texting and chatting during the tribute, which made people think that they don't really care about the shooting incident.
11 Kendall's Pepsi Commercial
Do you remember how much people hated on Kendall's Pepsi advertisement? In April 2017, Pepsi released an advertisement featuring the supermodel, Kendall Jenner, and their idea of reinventing the concept of Pepsi, a carbonated drink.
This Pepsi advertisement became really viral but in a very negative way. That is why the ad was pulled out after 24 hours of release. Kendall, along with Pepsi, were branded as disrespectful to the Black Lives Matter Movement because of the misinterpretation of the advertisement.
Although the ad was pulled, Pepsi still defended Kendall and their ad. They stated that this is a part of the campaign defined as "moments when we decide to let go, choose to act, follow our passion and nothing holds us back." Apologies followed this statement.
10 Kim Defends a Racist
Hey, do you still remember Jeffree Star? He is the racist beauty vlogger who kept on making racist comments all over the internet back in 2017 until people started slamming him on social media. However, that was not the reason why the famous Kim Kardashian defended this racist.
It all started when Star made mean comments about how Kim did her makeup. Kim's fans obviously defended her and called him names, such as racist. However, instead of giving thanks to her fans, Kim defended Star and said that it was just a petty mistake.
The fans were not happy about what Kim said on her videos. After a short while, Kim posted another video apologizing to her fans about defending the situation. She stated that she did not realize the real gravity of the situation before making an assumption. That is why she needs to think before she shoots a video and click.
9 But Kim Slammed Tay Tay
Although Kim defended a certified racist, she could not help the feeling that she still need to slam someone and that someone was Taylor Swift. Poor Tay Tay! However, Tay Tay was not the only victim, because Kim's actions also backlashed, as Tay Tay's fans were enraged.
It all started when Kanye included Taylor Swift's name in one of his songs, "Famous." However, this was not taken lightly by Tay Tay. She was clearly offended by the lyrics about her because admit it, the lyrics were really disrespectful. So, Kim posted a video slamming Tay Tay, revealing that Kanye had previously discussed the lyrics with Swift.
No worries, Swifties! Tay Tay got her revenge when she slammed Kanye and talked about girl power during her Album of the Year acceptance speech at Grammys 2016.
8 The DASH Labor Code Controversy
Do you want to keep up with the Kardashians? You might want to visit Dash, the boutique clothing line that was founded in 2006 by the Kardashian sisters in Calabasas, California. Because of the girls' fame and popularity, their business grew and grew, especially when people started patronizing their boutique.
However, do not attempt to get involved with their Dash business because they failed in following the labor code. China Labor Watch, a Chinese organization dedicated to protecting the worker's rights, found out that there were terrible working conditions in two factories in China.
For the record, these two factories made clothes for Dash, which means that people working in these two factories are being exploited. This is one of the most scandalous things that a Kardashian can ever do.
7 Caitlyn's Coming Out and She Wanted the World to Know
Say goodbye to Bruce Jenner and say hello to Caitlyn Jenner! Back in July 2015, Vanity Fair revealed and introduced the biggest transformation in the Kardashian-Jenner's history— Caitlyn Jenner. Once an Olympic athlete, Caitlyn is now a famous transgender making waves in every single corner of the internet.
This is one of the most shocking revelations that made every social media platform, every blogging website, every news website, and even every TV network make comments, praise, or criticized her choice.
This coming out was followed by a controversy involving the 21-year-old, Sophia Hutchins, in 2017. However, this controversy was denied and people even speculated that maybe Caitlyn was just feeling some parental emotions towards Hutchins, given that Kylie and Kendall are in their 20's.
6 Age Does Not Matter for Kris
Kris also sparked another controversy when she introduced Corey Gamble as her new beau. However, they are not together now. Is this scandalous? For some people, it is not, but most people think it is because Kris was on her 60's and Corey was on his 30's when they started dating.
Although, it is not that scandalous because powerful women also have relationships similar to what Kris had. Regardless, people from all over the internet still raised their eyebrows for Kris' decisions and actions. As per the reports, Gamble is believed to be a part of Justin Bieber's team and also was a security guard for the Kardashian-Jenner clan. Kris' daughters were uncomfortable about their mom's relationship with a guy that falls into the same age bracket they're in.
5 The Kardashian Women Look Very Different Today
Everybody knows how loyal the Kardashian-Jenner family is to cosmetic surgeries. They fell in love with plastic surgery and they just can't stop. No matter how reports claim that Kendall and Kourtney are plastic surgery-free, this will not erase the fact that majority of the sisters have undergone some kind of enhancement procedure, including their mother, Kris.
Kris reportedly spent over $1 million just for plastic surgery! Going under the knife is really expensive, but $1 million is just too much. Aside from Kris, Kylie also underwent series of plastic surgeries to enhance everything at a very young age.
Of course, Kim is the star of these cosmetic surgeries! She is the living product of enhancing the body to look like an hourglass. No matter how she will deny the rumors, people will always know that her hips don't lie and it is fake.
4 Back to Back Pregnancies
The Kardashians regained their fame on the internet back in 2017 when people started following their journeys to motherhood. It was Kim who first announced that she and Kanye were having a third baby with the help of a surrogate mother. Early in 2018, she welcomed Chicago West. Her social media subscribers and followers did not have to wait too long for Chicago's first photos.
Next in line is Kylie Jenner. She was rumored to be pregnant in 2017 with Travis Scott. She did her best to hide the pregnancy throughout the entire nine months and never confirmed that she was expecting her first child. A few days after Chicago was born, Kylie gave birth to her daughter, Stormi Webster, and told her fans about it on Instagram on Super Bowl Sunday.
Lastly, we have Khloe on the list! As of this writing, Khloe is eight months pregnant with Tristan Thompson's baby. She even enraged her fans when she decided to travel to Japan, considering that she is so pregnant and expecting to give birth few weeks or even days.
3 Kim's Controversial Past
Kim definitely wants this controversy buried! However, since we need to compile the things that Kardashians had done just for the sake of fame and popularity, this is obviously included on the list, no matter what happens!
Do you remember the controversial tape, featuring Kim and her ex-boyfriend Ray J? If so, you will likely know that this was the root of Kim's success and the beginning of her fame journey. She can thank the controversial tape for being a stepping stone to build her billion-dollar brand.
For the uninformed, this tape was intentional. This was released in the year 2007 by Vivid Entertainment. The video went viral and garnered more than 150 million views, making it one of the highest earning videos in Vivid's history.
2 Kim's Questionable Selfies
Of course, Kim definitely broke the internet with her risqué selfie showcasing her entire body. Kim decided to show off her hourglass body without any clothes on. The only boundaries between the perceiver's eyes are the black censors on her body.
People, of course, freaked out online. Kim even established a group of haters, lambasting and criticizing her decision to take the photo because they think that this is inappropriate, considering that she is a mother.
If her intention is getting attention online, Kim definitely got what she wants but in a negative form. Some people even asked Kim if this is the way she wants to be perceived by her children.
1 What is that on her table?
Fans and haters had a great debate about whether Kim uses certain substances. Why did they come up with this kind of sensitive accusation that most celebrities do not want to be associated with? The main reason is that Kim published a video promoting her products and people spotted two white lines on her table.
If there are two lines of white powder-like substance on your kitchen table, that can only be drugs as per the paranoid people of the internet. After the internet made an uproar about this situation, Kim answered the controversy stating that she is sober and that two lines were actually sugar from a bunch of candy her kids had gotten. Kim later determined that the white markings were actually part of the black granite table, clearing her name once and for all.