Khloe Kardashian is facing backlash for “fatphobic” comments she made back in 2019. The KUWTK star used her platform to demean fat people and social media is blowing up with outraged responses. The video recently resurfaced online, with several people posting it to TikTok and Twitter with their personal reactions to her statement.
The clip is part of an interview Khloe did on Jay Shetty’s podcast in which the Revenge Body host talked about health, wellness, and her everyday life. In the video, Khloe told listeners that she “can’t stand people that are like eating a bucket of Häagen-Dazs ice cream [saying] ‘I’m so fat!’”
“And like, they won’t work out,” she continued. “They won’t change their diet, they won’t drink more water, they won’t whatever, but they’re complaining, complaining, complaining.”
Khloe added that “I’m like well, you’re always going to be in this victimized state because you’re literally not doing anything, you’re not being self-aware. You’re not even looking at your own reflection, saying, ‘Okay, what can I do to change things about myself?’ It’s everybody else’s fault.”
While the interview is from 2019, that hasn’t stopped social media from letting Khloe know her comments were not well-received. It became a trend on Twitter and TikTok to post the clip alongside a reaction from the creator. In one instance, a TikToker pointed out that the rant came off as “very fatphobic.” The creator said that Khloe is “really generalizing a very large population of this country.”
The creator went on to explain that while it may be the case that “some people” are “stuffing their faces,” many people who are overweight have medical reasons for their size. The creator also rhetorically asked Khloe if she was “disgusted by [her] brother,” because he is a bit overweight. @Unclebruiser ended the video, claiming Khloe Kardashian really needs to “stopping talking now.”
Another TikTok user, Divazzzzzzzzz compared Khloe Kardashian to a Barbie doll, claiming that “Honey, you are made in China, you are manufactured. You got more plastic in you than the ocean does currently, no ma’am.”
They continued, telling Khloe to “Humble thyself, and remember where thyself came from. What journey did you go on? Other than to the plastic surgeon. Don’t do that, absolutely do not do that. Get your life together. This video was not it. Try again.”
On Twitter, the conversation continued. One fan wrote that “Khloe Kardashian is really saying this with her whole chest as if she doesn’t have personal trainers and plastic surgeons sculpting her body for her. Throwback to when she used to be the likable sister.”
Another user echoed the sentiment, writing that “Khloe used to be the only Kardashian I liked because she was just herself. it’s sad that she went through so much fat-shaming only to use her money and power to become like everybody else, and then turn the narrative around on others.”
Many fans pointed out that Khloe Kardashian is not the person to be body shaming. A few fans recalled a famous moment on KUWTK when Khloe asked her sister if she looked fat, to which Kourtney replied “only 20 pounds overweight.”
Khloe has been vocal about her own body image issues for years and fans on social media used that against her. One user claimed that Khloe “bought a whole new body and now acts like this? I used to love her so much because she wasn’t like her sisters. But honestly f*** her. I went through an ED for 15 years because people said s*** like this to me and now I’m sick from it. I hope she realizes what she said.”
Health and wellness have been big topics for Khloe since she lost 60 pounds after giving her. She claimed that regular exercise was the answer. Fans didn’t let her off the hook, insisting that she had personal trainers, plastic surgeons, and other easy ways to obtain her best body, while others have to struggle on their own.
“Not Khloe Kardashian with a personal trainer, a personal chef, a nutritionist, and a surgeon telling people to get off their butt and stop complaining,” one Twitter user wrote.
So far, Khloe has stayed silent on the issue. It seems while fans are drumming up the past, Khloe is maintaining her outlook on the future.