They are arguably the most famous siblings on the planet. They have a following that most celebrities, world leaders, influencers, and basically anyone would pay for. Kim has 100 million followers watching her every move on Instagram alone. Kylie’s cosmetic line is barely two years old and is already on set to earn 1 billion dollars in less than four years. By comparison, it took Esteé Lauder 25 years to hit that number.
Then, there is also their reality TV show that follows their every move and has fans such as Jennifer Lawrence and Bobbie Millie Brown tuning in week after week and year after year. For all their influence, there are a few questionable things that the Kardashian-Jenner clan has done over the years. But, just to keep it relevant, we’re only going to talk about 2017.
As online influencers who seek world domination, the Kardashian-Jenner’s have some standards to uphold. Despite having a carefully orchestrated empire and team working behind the scenes the girls have been caught in scandals so crazy that, one time one of them got married for 72-hours. Some of the shady things that they did last year have been so heated that lawsuits were thrown at them. Some scandals drove the girls to hide out for several weeks just to avoid having to deal with it. Do you know which sister we’re talking about? Read on to test your knowledge of the Kardashian-Jenners and to find out the time that Kim….
15 Kim Recommended Eating Disorders
Do you remember the time Kim called the flu an amazing diet for helping her lose 6 lbs.? Yes, you read right. Back in April of 2017, Kim tweeted about her favorite wintertime weight loss trick. "The flu can be an amazing diet. So happy it came in time for the Met lol #6lbsdown". Obviously, she received a lot of likes and backlash for the Tweet. People told her that it wasn't a positive way to lose weight. Considering that Kim is a role model for young girls, she might want to re-think her Tweets that give shout-outs to unhealthy dieting habits. Sure, we all get the flu and lose weight because of it. But, impressionable teens shouldn’t think that being sick is a great way to lose weight just like their favorite Kardashian.
14 Another Photoshop Mistake?
Kim’s ‘skin darkening’ through makeup was another scandal that she had to apologize for last year. She was accused of blackface while showing her fans her new make-up line for KKW Beauty products. Fans were quick to note that Kim’s skin appeared darker than usual. Even though Kim might not have seen anything wrong, the Internet blew up with negative comments about her ‘new look’. Days later Kim cleared everything up in an interview with The New York Times. She said that she had no intention of offending anyone and that she was tan when the shots were taken. She proceeded to say the contrast might have been off, but that she still respects people's feelings on the matter. Granted, fans have to remember that Kim is probably not trying to insult African-Americans, as her husband is Kanye West.
13 Kim Defended A Reformed Racist
Jeffree Starr is known for his honest (and sometimes hilarious) make-up reviews. So, when it came time for him to Tweet his thoughts on Kim Kardashian's new swatches for her new KKW Beauty line, he was honest. He proceeded to state his honesty by putting up a photo Kim posted on her own of the swatches tweeting: "Umm...Kim, what is going on with those new swatches? Looks like chalk." Fans of Kim were quick to come after him. Although, they brought up his not so funny past when he made racist comments. Surprisingly, Kim came to his rescue and defended Jeffree. She pointed out that his comment has helped her make better swatches with her makeup line. Unfortunately, Kim was slammed for completely missing the mark about his controversial past. Jeffree apologized for his past but insisted that's in the past, and he is not racist.
12 Kim Brags About Being Rich
Kim Kardashian isn't shy when it comes to sharing online. She even shared with the world that hubby Kanye brought her $200,000 in stocks for Christmas. Over two months, she made a substantial gain with her stocks ranking in $30,000. A present that just keeps on giving sure beats basic Christmas gifts like diamonds. He surprised her with gift cards for Netflix, Amazon, Adidas socks, Air Pods and a Mickey Mouse toy. However, there was a lot more to the gifts. When she opened up the gift box, it happened to be stocks to every single related gift opened before. Kim received stocks of Amazon, Netflix, Apple, Adidas, and Disney! Considering how influential the Kardashians are we’re surprised that the government hasn’t cracked down on Kim for fear of her breaking the stock market!
11 Khloe Stole Other People's Money
Kim isn’t the only controversial Kardashian. This time let’s chat about Khloe. She created her own denim brand Good American that seems to be a knock-off of another brand. In fact, younger sister Kylie has been photographed wearing the jeans that Khloe is reported to be copying. The brand in question is Made Gold and their ‘Betty’ jeans have the same side lacing that Khloe’s denim brand features. Khloe called her style ‘Good Legs Lace Up’. To be honest, the jeans do look exactly the same. And to be even more honest, 2017 was the year of the lace-up jean with every brand from Miss Guided to Good American offering their version of the ‘lace-up jean’.
10 Whoops, Khloe Stole Again!
Unfortunately, it seems that Khloe hasn’t only copied White Gold's lace-up jeans, but she was also slammed with a lawsuit from another brand. Fashion designer Destiney Bleu has flat-out accused Khloe Kardashian of copying her bedazzled clothes. When Khloe promoted a new jumpsuit that had crystal-like stones throughout, Destiney immediately accused the Kardashian of being more than simply ‘inspired’ by her designs. She tweeted, "When someone buys 1 of everything on your site, has you make them custom @dbleudazzled work, never posts it or wears it, then copies it." In case anyone was confused about who she was referring to, Destiney included a link to Khloe’s promotional video. Bleu claimed that she tried to e-mail Khloe's assistant, but received no response. Kardashian fans have mentioned that stars such as Cher, Britney Spears and Janet Jackson have worn similar see-through outfits covered in jewels.
9 Kylie & Kendall & The Chanel Scandal
Khloe Kardashian doesn't seem to be the only Kardashian that has copied another person’s ideas. Following in their big sis’s footsteps, Kylie and Kendall have apparently done the same as well. They created their own fashion line called ‘Kendall + Kylie’, but when they posted a photo of a shoe, fans were swift to call them out for copying. The shoe bore a striking resemblance to Chanel's slide-on sandal. The color and chains made the shoes appear practically the same. Although, if you really want to nit-pick, the chains are not exactly the same. The two shoes just look similar. The chains for Kendal + Kylie are a big chunk leaving no space of black. Chanel's shoes have gold chains with black in-between the line of chains. But still, the shape and the color are pretty much identical.
8 Kylie & Kendall's Law Suit
The Kardashian-Jenner girls just can’t help but be inspired by other brands. Kylie showed off her collection of cameo bikinis, crop tops, and hoodies on her site, The Kylie Shop. Some fans compared the collection to Destiny’s Child’s outfits in their 2001 ‘Survivor’ music video. Then, the CEO of PluggedNYC, Tiztia Balmlay, accused the youngest Jenner of ripping off her clothing line. Similar to Khloe’s situation with Destiny Bleu, Kylie had ordered several cameo pieces from the PluggedNYC before her designs dropped. She also ordered custom pieces from the brand. In typical Kardashian-Jenner fashion, Kylie and her reps declined to comment on the situation. The situation was swept under the rug, but those Twitter and Instagram comments will always live on.
7 Kylie Jenner & #MeToo?
Kylie Jenner might not even be 21-years old, but she has already created a clothing and makeup line. While she hasn’t been criticized for copying anyone's ideas when it comes to her makeup, she has been blasted for her products’ racy names. With names such as ‘Virginity’ and ‘Barely Legal’, Kylie has rubbed many fans the wrong way. Is it her fault if a younger audience sees the name of a lipstick? Some fans have Tweeted, "Seriously @KylieJenner, choose better names for your products. You have 12+-year-old fans!" Considering that the names of her lipsticks have come out right around the time of the ‘MeToo’ movement, it seems as if Kylie’s team would want to re-think their branding strategy. Also, as an ‘influencer’ for young teenage girls, the young Kardashian might want to steer clear of lipstick names that draw to mind any illegal actions.
6 The Time The Jenners Upset The Music Industry
Clearly, 2017 was a busy year for the Kardashian girls when it came to lawsuits and controversy. They got into big trouble when they sold vintage tops replacing hip-hop legends Tupac and Biggie Smalls with their heads. The sisters tried to bounce back with comments such as, "The allegations made are completely false, and the lawsuit is baseless". Despite what went down, they had only tried to sell only two tops. That could have also been a tactic to avoid even more controversy. Even so, the photographer of the original work was not pleased. Michael Miller said "the sisters 'misappropriated and wrongfully exploited' his work," and if you see the photos on Google, "it shows extreme similarities". Aside from stealing someone else’s work, fans were also upset that the girls chose to put their heads over musical legends.
5 Kendall Still Refuses To Talk About This...
Perhaps, one of the biggest controversies of 2017 for the Jenner girls was Kendall’s commercial. Even SNL did a spoof of the mishap. Kendall Jenner landed a role in a campaign ad for Pepsi. It shows her watching a protest as she’s doing a photo-shoot. Moved by what’s going on, she then joins the protest and gives a cop a Pepsi to drink. Boy did it receive a lot of pushback. Pepsi said that they were only trying to spread a positive message of unity, but somehow that message was profoundly missed. Viewers interpreted the ad as a mockery and of being insensitive towards movements such as #BlackLivesMatter. Kendall shared her side of the story online and apologized for any misinterpretation of the ad. Pepsi removed the ad and apologized to viewers and Kendall for their poor choice for a story.
4 Kendall And Another Commercial Gone Wrong
To add to her 2017 drama, Kendall promoted a music festival 'Fyre' that she later had to distance herself from. In case you’re unfamiliar with the drama, the co-founder, Billy McFarland, was arrested for fraud in relation to the festival. The festival was so bad that investors and festivalgoers asked for their money back after it failed to meet numerous expectations. According to Business Insider, the festival was supposed to be an "ultra-luxurious" festival in the Bahamas. In reality, it was slammed with everything from food poisoning to unsafe planes. Several musical acts that were scheduled to perform even canceled. It was a far cry from the promotional video of models such as Kendall and Bella Hadid sipping drinks while lounging on the white sand. Kendall later deleted the posts of her promoting the festival.
3 The Rumors Were True All Along
In 2018, Kylie Jenner finally gave the world the answer that we have all been smacking our heads about. She announced that she had given birth to a baby girl, Stormi, with her partner, rapper Travis Scott. But, for nine long months, Kylie hid her pregnancy from the world. The normally open star concealed her life from fans and they were not happy about it. Interviews were canceled and her show was postponed. And, she was suspiciously steering clear of social media. In the few pictures that she did take, she made sure to carefully hide her stomach. The Calvin Klein photo-shoot shows the Kardashian sisters wearing their Calvin's, but one thing was off. Kylie was hiding her stomach under a blanket. While the big reveal did make fans happy in the end, many were disappointed that their fav reality star chose to hide her reality from them for so long.
2 Kendall And Scott's Children
Despite all the backlash about the Kardashian family, Kendall's dry sense of humor about Scott Disick doesn't help. He’s the former flame and baby-daddy to Kendall’s sister Kourtney. Yet, over the last year, the 34-year old has been dating 19-year old Sofia Richie. The family doesn’t seem to be happy his new beau and are continually throwing shade. That’s expected from Kim, but not so much Kendall. When Scott posted a photo of him with Sofia and the children that he fathers with Kourtney, Kendall got a little tongue-in-cheek. "Aw, Scott and his kids D:", she wrote on his Instagram. The post was quickly deleted. Yet, fans were quick to take a screenshot of the model throwing shade. Although, technically Scott was with his children and Sofia.
1 Kim And Lindsay Aren't Friends Anymore
As we said before, we’re used to Kim throwing shade and getting into ‘fights’ with other celebrities. There’s the infamous feud with Taylor Swift that also involved hubby Kanye. Yet, do you remember how she teased Lindsay Lohan? It began when Kim posted a photo of herself in box braids. Perez Hilton and other media outlets quickly called Kim out for cultural appropriation. Perez Hilton even posted a photo of Kim’s braids on his page. Lindsay commented with, "I am confused". Of course, Kim saw her comment and followed up with her own. "You know what's confusing...your sudden foreign accent". Clearly, Kim was not having it. The accent she was referring to was Lindsay’s 2016 interview where she had to explain her new accent as something like - that’s what happens when you learn multiple languages.
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