Once lauded as the most relatable member of the Kardashian-Jenner family, Khloe’s behavior of late has caused some Keeping Up With The Kardashians viewers to second-guess her character. Though she has had her share of tough experiences and triumphs, the star can’t seem to make the right move anymore. After a deluge of cryptic and salesmanlike Instagram posts, and of course, the infamous Tristan Thompson scandal, fans are beginning to rethink their allegiance to the reality TV star, cringing at her possibly misogynistic attitude and annoying social media presence.
Ever since Keeping Up with the Kardashians premiered in 2007, Khloe has been seen as the most relatable sister, among a family of supermodels and lifestyle “gurus.” We saw her try to fix her marriage to Lamar Odom, and our hearts broke along with hers when he suffered a drug overdose. Khloe also won our sympathy with how open she was about her fertility struggles, and when True was finally born, Khloe’s love for her daughter was immediately obvious and infectious.
When the news broke that Tristan Thompson had allegedly cheated on Khloe with Jordyn Woods, Kylie Jenner’s best friend, who had even modeled for Khloe’s brand, Good American, everyone had sympathy for Khloe–at first. Although both Tristan and Jordyn seemed at fault, it looked Khloe was much more quick to forgive Tristan, while bad-mouthing Jordan on Keeping Up with the Kardashians and removing all photographs of Jordan from the Good American website. While it’s understandable that Khloe was acting emotionally rather than logically, it felt like she placed harsher blame on the woman in this situation, which did not sit well with many fans.
The Kardashians and Jenners are known for their social media activity, particularly on platforms such as Instagram. While they do make a portion of their living through ads and paid partnerships, Khloe’s Instagram presence was becoming a little much for many followers–and not just because of the almost incessant ads. The inspirational quotes and captions she’s been posting lately often contain tired platitudes and seem to be asking for more privacy and understanding of her situation. These have been called hypocritical by followers, and even earned her the nickname “cringe queen.”
Although many have found her recent behavior distasteful, there has also been a large number of fans and followers who have rushed to defend Khloe Kardashian. While it’s true, many say, that Tristan probably deserved the same treatment as Jordyn, he is still the father of Khloe’s baby, True Thompson, so she can’t exactly cut him out of her life like she did Jordyn. And as for the Instagram posts, followers have been quick to point out that Khloe might just be asking for a little bit of empathy, and many of the comments focus on encouraging, rather than criticizing, Khloe.
— Khloe kardashian Turkey (@KhloeTurkey_) January 28, 2020