Us: Rob Kardashian ‘attacked’ Kim after she told him to stop being depressed

As we near the end of the week, the tabloids are scrambling to put their stamp on Rob Kardashian’s Instagram outburst. To recap, the world’s most reclusive sock mogul posted a photo of a bloodied Amy Dunne and called Kim K. “that bitch from Gone Girl.” The general reaction was that Rob’s caption overestimated Kim’s abilities as a detailed schemer, but it was still an amusing comparison. People said Rob’s family wasn’t too worried because he is simply “depressed and a bit off.” We also heard buzzings about an intervention. The Kardashian Klan couldn’t get their press game straight. Rob really threw them for a loop.

This week’s issue of Us Weekly gives Rob’s “attack” on Kim a special corner of the cover. Us says that Rob got really upset at Kim during the filming of a KUWTK episode. She told him to stop being depressed, and he reacted:

Rob Kardashian shocked everyone when he compared his famous sister Kim Kardashian to Rosamund Pike’s murderous sociopath character in Gone Girl on Instagram last week, but sources close to the E! family reveal exclusively to Us Weekly that the Arthur George creator lashed out at Kim because he feels she’s two-faced.

“Rob is in a dark place,” an insider explains to Us of the bizarre Instagram post, which read, “This is my sister kim, the bitch from Gone Girl,” alongside a blood-spattered image of the actress.

“Kim told him he needs to get out of his funk,” the insider explains, adding that the post came after Kris Jenner’s only son, 28, filmed a scene with Kim for Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

Rob, who is still struggling with depression and weight gain, also feels that his older sister is two-faced. “His post was about how she seems caring in public, but he feels ignored,” a second source says.

But, according to another source, it’s simply “not Kim’s personality to nurture. She loves him, but she’s direct.”

[From Us Weekly]

I don’t have trouble believing that Kim would tell Rob to snap out of his funk, considering she had the same reaction to his weight. Both issues are interconnected. When someone is depressed, it’s difficult to care about anything or have the energy to make changes. Kim probably thinks that fixing depression is as easy as going in for one of her many cosmetic procedures. Just toss some money at a problem, and it will be fixed, right?

These two aren’t going to get along anytime soon. They’ll continue to argue and butt heads. They used to hang out a lot when Kim wasn’t mortified by Rob. She sees him as an embarassment, and he resents being placed into that box. This family is so toxic.

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Rob Kardashian

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  1. L says:

    Anyone who has coped with depression, or has watched a loved one cope with it, knows that you cannot simply STOP being depressed. It’s an illness. If he had diabetes, Kim, would you tell him to stop being diabetic?

    • Josephine says:

      Probably. She has the depth of a puddle and the intelligence of a doorknob. I’m surprised she can even remember that she has siblings – she seems entirely too self-absorbed to even acknowledge other humans.

    • Sofia says:

      Exactly. If she did say this it’s a shockingly ignorant thing to say, even for her.

    • FLORC says:

      Clinical depression and being sad are not the same.
      You can snap out of being sad. As far as the story so far goes Rob fellinto a selfpity hole made worse by his life without purpose.

      He’s not pursuing a career. Not doing anything with his education. He’s just living in a state of constant partying. When you’re abusing alcohol and your diet is terrible it will screw up your moods. Just not in a way Clinical depression will. 1 is a lot more easily managed than the other.

      Rob is in a state of his own design (if any of this is true and not scripted for the show) and we know this from all the details coming out from both sides.
      Really. This whole family is scripted and calculated for profit. There should be doubt this could be the same.
      Now, excuse me while I duck out. I know better than to hang around here.

      • Joy says:

        I agree. I worked in mental health for a long time, saw some real deal depression, and I have trouble mustering sympathy.

      • daisyfly says:

        You’re right; clinical depression and being sad are not the same. However, you cannot say that Rob is in a state of his own design. He’s exhibited signs of depression for years, given the commentary of those who knew him before the fame. Finishing college isn’t indicative of NOT suffering from depression, however failure to maintain one’s health, drinking, drug use, and letting responsibilities fall to the wayside are signs that one IS.

        I’m not a fan of the Kardashian family, and quite honestly I would never like to hear or see their name anywhere ever again, but my dislike won’t cloud my judgment on things that I understand all too well, having been diagnosed as clinically depressed myself for more than twenty years.

      • Bob Loblaw says:

        It’s so easy to say, he’s just lazy, but even privileged children can be afflicted by depression and it’s fairly compassionless to assume you can determine he’s sad rather than legitimately ill because of his last name.

    • Norman Bates' Mother says:

      That’s true but I wish more people, who are not depressed knew about it. I’ve heard it so many times before – just chill out, stop being so damn sad, I hate people who can’t be happy like I do etc. etc. My mother’s reaction to my depression was: “You can’t be depressed, no one in our family ever was.”, while my dad, who was diagnosed with depression 2 years ago was in the same room. My mom simply doesn’t believe us.

      • lucy says:

        I am sorry to hear of the cognitive dissonance in your family. That must be very painful to deal with on an ongoing basis.

    • TX says:

      I struggle with depression, have my whole life. And I don’t mean I feel sad sometimes, we are talking clinical depression. And yes while you are depressed you can’t just snap out of it. BUT, at some point you also have to take it upon yourself to try and make changes. I think too often we let people be the victim of their own minds. Does it suck? Yes. Is it our fault we are chemically imbalanced? No. But you have to be proactive. All this to say, Kim may not understand that he can’t just snap out of it, but she’s not wrong in telling him he has to take action to fix himself.

      • MrsBPitt says:

        Also, if Rob is taking anti-depressants, some of them can make you gain weight! My son was put on an anti-depressant and gained 20 pounds in a couple of months…

    • lucy says:


    • Ash says:

      +10000 I completely empathize with Rob. Kim doesn’t have a nurturing bone in her body. She is toxic and I cannot imagine what he must feel like in this superficial fake family. Thank god he has Khloe but even she has criticized his weight.

  2. NewWester says:

    I still say Demon Mother is encouraging this family feud in order to boost ratings for the show. Rob is no innocent angel, but I could see Gargoyle Queen( Kris Jenner) throwing him under the bus because he makes no money for her( Mama has to get her ten percent)
    This family is like a cross between the La Brea Tar pits and a toxic waste dump. Gross

    • Mrs. Wellen Melon says:

      The family respects only two things: money and fame. If Rob had more money and more fame than Kim, the family wouldn’t care what he weighed. They would side with him on whatever he said about Kim.

      It must be a terrible thing knowing your worth is calculated in money and fame in your own family, that there are conditions on your mother’s and sisters’ “love”.

      • MCraw says:

        Man, didn’t even consider this angle of it. These people are the worst huh? Smh.

      • Itsa Reallyme says:

        I couldn’t agree more. Kim was raised to be a spoiled, self centered twit who believes the world revolves around her. Rob was raised to believe that he has no value to the family and is completely expendable if he doesn’t fit their image.

  3. Dani2 says:

    If she really did say that then he has every right to be truly upset with her. Kim isn’t a kid, she should know better.

    • FLORC says:

      But she is a kid. She never had to grow up with a mother like that. The manipulation started at a young age. And the abuse started even younger by numerous accounts.
      She’s an adult physically, but past that her emotional maturity is stunted.
      Her mother pimped her out to the world. Made profit on that. And appears to be turning each of her daughters into carbon copies of a formula that brought her initial wealth and fame.

      We can’t be shocked at the results.

      • swack says:

        It’s time to stop blaming Kris J. Is/was she a horrible mother – probably. But Kim is 34 years old and it’s time for her to grow up.

      • Leona says:

        Well, if we are going to pass the buck for a woman in her thirties shouldnt we do the same for Kris. Kris was probably also subject to a twisted upbringing, one that distorted her ideas about money, status and family. Lets bring Kris mother to the dock. But then she also was probably a victim of her environment so lets bring out her mother too. And on and on and on.

        At some point, it falls on you to break away from the negative patterns running in your family.

  4. Tate says:

    This family is so awful.

  5. Barrett says:

    Kim may not be a kid but her upbringing has turned her into a narcassist. They both have mental issues in opposite directions due to the family dynamic.

  6. Greata says:

    “…it’s simply “not Kim’s personality to nurture”…Yeah, I think we all know that.

  7. BRE says:

    He should just snap out of it cause, you know, Kim like bought him a career and all (insert sarcasm punctuation)

  8. FLORC says:

    Is there a chance this is all scripted and building up to Rob’s return? Yea. There’s more than a chance. This has even been rumored for a few months now. To boost rating they’re bringing back rob and he needs the money.

    • icy says:

      This! Watch he will be thinner as well.

      • RJ says:

        and Kim will take credit for her “tough love” spurring his turnaround

      • jwoolman says:

        If that picture of him walking with a water bottle is recent- he’s already thinner. He looked much bigger at the time of Kim’s last wedding extravaganza.

  9. Lucy2 says:

    Is anyone surprised that she is too stupid and narcissistic to understand what he’s going through? Or that their mother is probably the one feeding all this to the tabloids?

    Side note- I did not realize that Jason Aldean guy had children. Ugh. What a jerk.

    • Easypeasy123 says:

      That picture is beyond tacky. Very Leann of them

      • idsmith says:

        Ugh I agree, I can’t stand Aldean anymore. I loved some of his recent songs but then started to figure out he was singing about cheating on his wife, falling in love with a trophy and flaunting it. Tacky ass jerk. Now, I see he has kids. Poor kids. What an a*&hole.

      • ataylor says:

        Now that’s a guy that needs to never take off his cowboy hat…ever.

  10. Newgirl says:

    If this is true then that is ridiculously insensitive…. Snap out of it?? Really??? I agree with the above comments.

  11. Tracy says:

    Not too long on insight, these women. Yeah, “snap out of it.” Really helpful. (Poor North…)

  12. I like Amy Dunne A LOT more than Kim Kardashian.

  13. Silvia says:

    I would NEVER wish depression upon anyone, but that said – Oh Kim, if only you lived in the shoes of a depressed person for a month, you’d see…I imagine if he truly struggles with this illness, he has enough on his plate without these jabs and remarks from Kim. I can totally see how she thinks she’s sooo above Rob.
    People with serious issues are slammed while self-published porn stars disguised as “businesswomen” are applauded for the way they live. Kardashians are disgusting hypocrites.

  14. paola says:

    He probably just wants to be left alone and far from the family that brought him to depression.
    Unlike his sisters maybe he doesn’t want to milk his personal issues for money.

  15. Size Does Matter says:

    This may sound awful, but … I kind of wondered if the weight gain was originally intentional so Rob could get a deal as a weight loss spokesperson. But when that deal didn’t come through, he got stuck keeping the weight on and became truly clinically depressed in the process.

    • Jen43 says:

      That is what I think the storyline could be. Rob K, weight loss expert and spokesperson.
      That said, weight gain and depression can go hand in hand. If he is truly depressed, I hope he gets help. A lot of people feel he is in a situation of his own making, but depression is no joke.

  16. RockytopNC says:

    Stopping commenting on this lie…’s what keeping it alive…they have ran the same thing about 20 times in the last few day on another site just changing the heading just to sell this pack of Kardashian trash lies…Bruce’s transition story is deader then a door nail and they have nothing else to keep the media worthy so they invented this family feud to sell. You know its a lie when they over sell it like they are doing sold it to every and I mean evey available news outset they could buy steal or bribe….Nasty worthless women…

    • Mrs. Wellen Melon says:

      You are completely right, Rockytopnc. If we’re paying attention – even negatively – we’re Kardashian fans.

      And who wants to be that.

      Thanks for your post.

  17. Skins says:

    “Like, will you stop being depressed, It is like, literally driving me insane”

  18. MonicaQ says:

    I feel horrible for doubting his depression (note I have PTSD and for years my mother gaslighted me into thinking it was all in my head and made up) but historically this family has done things for the sake of plot; multiple divorces, drug addictions, co-opting the trans community, having children. If he truly is depressed, I hope he gets better.

  19. Jag says:

    In all of those pictures, he’s leaning toward her. She’s not reciprocating at all. I think it really hurt him when she turned on him, just from looking at the body language. (He’s still a jerk.)

    As for her personality being “not one to nurture,” then what the heck is she doing having a child?

    Poor Ignori.

    • Michelle says:

      I watch the show and Rob has a really good relationship with all of his siblings except for Kim, who is always horribly nasty to him. There is nothing Rob will ever do in his life that’ll actually please Kim and that becomes apparent anytime they interact. According to Khloe, Rob and her both battled depression throughout their lives, even as kids, but when we first saw Rob when their show started he was in a really good place and happy with himself. Anytime Rob and Kim interact on the show, she is either telling him he’s pathetic, to grow up, to act like a man, to stop crying, or she is trying to force him to eat junk food because his weight problem is a big joke to her. It is very telling that Kim has been married three times in her early 30s if this is how she treats the men in her life.

      • me says:

        The funniest line on the show was when Kim told Rob to “get a real job”. Ha ha that’s hilarious coming from her. Rob could say so much to Kim to belittle her, but he mostly just walks away…or maybe they edit out what he says in order to make Kim look good. I’m sure Rob knows a lot of dirty secrets. Did anyone notice that this season Kim and her sisters are executive producers of the show? That’s a first. Imagine your family talking smack about you on a TV show and you don’t even know until the show airs. You can’t even defend yourself since you’re not on the show and probably signed some stupid gag order. That’s really unfair. They are just making things worse for Rob.

    • prettylights says:

      I didn’t notice the leaning in until you mentioned it @Jag…but you’re right. I’m no expert but that’s a sure sign that he loves and wants to be a part of his sister’s lives. She’s just staring straight ahead, making sure they get a good pic. Sad.

  20. GingerNYC says:

    I wonder how much of this also has to do with drugs. Khloe said on the show last season that she felt guilty that Rob got mixed up with Lamar & his ‘darkness’

    • jwoolman says:

      Yeah, they’re using Lamar as the scapegoat. Khloe had her own issues with alcohol and other drugs long before she hooked up with Lamar. I doubt that Rob learned about drugs just from Lamar. More likely, shared drugs were part of the Lamar/Khloe relationship first.

  21. Birdie says:

    Crazy, they throw their own brother under the bus in the media. Protect the cash cow! Attack the loser… Wow.

  22. LAK says:

    Only the K Klan would dismiss that disturbing post.

    That needs to be addressed. Not turned into tabloid cover for money.

    Then again, this is the K Klan. Everything is about money.

  23. Rob’s post was a crack in the shell..he’s starting to break free of the manipulation and disfunction. Of course Kris is trying to put a cap on it. They will throw him under the bus to protect the cash cow! Don’t believe the spin..there’s more to come.

  24. word says:

    Well let’s hope Nori never has any form of depression. This mother’s reaction would be brutal.

    So how are ratings for their new season? I’m guessing not so great? They seem to be doing “drama” overload just to get pr. If Rob doesn’t want to be in the spotlight, why does his family keep talking about him? All they care about is ratings.

  25. Michelle says:

    There was a point in time that people actually bought the bullshit act Kim was selling, that she was an innocent victim who made a sex tape with the person she loved only to have him and his evil family leak it (yeah, OK!), and that she was some charitable, sweet girl. I remember when Kim cried when a nude photo of her leaked, and how shy she acted about doing Playboy. No one is buying it anymore.

    Kim is a terrible person and her treatment of her brother shouldn’t be surprising; it only serves as further proof of her shitty, awful character.

  26. me says:

    Kim has the most “mental issues” out of all of them. If anyone needs an intervention it’s her.

  27. Velvet Elvis says:

    I have been hospitalized for depression. I had family members tell me to get over it. Or, I just need to get out of the house. They had not one iota of understanding of how crippling depression is. Their insensitive words just made things so much worse. I can only imagine what life is like for Rob in that shallow, malignant family.

  28. Katherine says:

    As someone who deals with major depression, I’m looking at it neutrally and from what I can see there’s been a lot of resentment on Rob’s side for Kim’s success and I almost don’t fault her for not babying him. I think he is depressed but that coupled with a golden spoon up his ass, no goals, no drive, I think any big sister would get discouraged by that and Rob DOES need to stop having a pity party. He was never a confident guy and he seems to blame a lot of his issues on not having a father figure, but he needs to be grateful for what he has and stop being ashamed over nothing. That’s what is really perplexing to me, it’s so clear that he just has issues and needs to battle it out with himself.

    • Berry says:

      Katherine, your comment is utterly ignorant. You’re not looking at it neutrally at all. “Golden spoon up his ass”, “no goals”, “no drive”, “having a pity party”. That’s a lot of negative things to say about Rob, not neutral at all.

      To me it seems totally plausible that he would have depression. People say that Kris and Kim are narcissists – if you grow up with a mother that is a narcissist, depression would be the least of your problems. That kind of thing seriously F’s with your mind. Of course he would have no confidence, no goals, no drive… it has all been systematically taken from him. It’s easy to see from the show that Rob is continually sidelined, he is just background fodder. To be treated that way in front of the world, of course you would be upset. I think Rob’s situation is totally understandable.

  29. Pegasus says:

    “It’s not Kim’s personality to nurture.”

    Well, it’s a good thing she had a baby, then…

  30. swack says:

    If his depression is so bad (and it may be) then why are they playing this out in the media. This is why I don’t think he is depressed.

  31. caitrin says:

    Katherine: I have chronic major depression, too, and one thing about it is, it makes it VERY hard to have hope and motivation and drive enough to actively maintain and pursue one’s dreams and goals. This is why, if Rob has clinical depression, I don’t blame him for not being able to change things or for having no motivation for achievement: severe depression depletes you of hope, and of all belief in a more positive future. No matter what you might be able to do to change yourself, you don’t believe that you can actually do it. Thus, you feel totally trapped by and in your despair. Depression is a vicious circle b/c it MAKES people unconfident and ashamed of themselves, so it’s a tricky–if not always entirely possible–place to get out of. I don’t see Rob as throwing himself a “pity party” just b/c he is not changing. He may be doing that, of course, but he may just as easily be truly stuck in the paralyzing grip and stasis of deep depression.

  32. Susan says:

    Kim’s personality is not to nurture? Good luck to North as she tries to navigate life. Why are the Kardasians prostiuting the family members personal problems by airing on TV. This so crosses the line.

  33. Lauren says:

    We’ve seen Kim say this before on the show and much worse so there is no need for speculation, shock or awe and even surprise. She has been especially cold toward Rob in all things. I remember one episode when I used to watch KUWTK where Rob was crying in therapy about a lot of his pain and how he feels less valued by the mom etc. Khloe was the only sympathetic one but Kim and Kourtney were cold. Kim told him he was just lazy and although the lack of motivation may be true she completely ignored that Rob was treated very differently from her as she was always favored in the family.

    • Ming says:

      I remember that therapy episode. You could clearly see how emotionally tormented rob felt and how hard it was for him to admit his feelings…to ZERO compassion, empathy, or acknowledgment from Kim/Kourtney.

      I think there was bad blood in this family from the get go, before the sex tape. It’s so clearly obvious that Kris favors certain kids over others, and that kind of thing would damage one for years, if not forever. The favouritism obviously still continues to this day.

  34. Miran says:

    I feel so bad for him.

  35. Asiyah says:

    I don’t think this is a ploy for ratings. He’s never been a favorite and he’s never been valued. He tried so hard to compete with his sisters and failed at it and that can exacerbate his already crippling depression. Kris doesn’t care enough about him to give him a major storyline.

  36. Toni says:

    My heart goes out to Robert Kardashian and to all the families who have a loved one or any person that battles this horrible monster, DEPRESSION.
    You smile to the world but the eyes say it all, the eyes are the mirror to our souls.
    No matter how much love, monitory possessions, success surround you, depression is THE BEAST that makes you feel worthless.
    Regardless of the smiles on the suffers faces and warm embraces.
    Sadly it’s the YOU no one understands and only criticize.
    It’s time to educate and understand this HORRIBLE BEAST NAMED DEPRESSION.

  37. K says:

    She told her clinically depressed brother to snap out of it? Wow, so much money, and yet she can’t buy a clue. Reminds me of a masseuse who once told me, in the midst of a pregnancy massage I was getting, that my mother had cancer because she wasn’t happy. She had never met me before, let alone my mother. “Dis-ease, you see – an uneasy person.” Yes, idiot, the etymology of the word is medieval. Like that thinking. Believe in witch-ducking and trial by combat, too?

  38. LANA says:

    Kim is such a selfish shallow person not realizing her brother needs her help not her critisms.

  39. jwoolman says:

    I’m surprised people are dismissing Rob’s obvious pain as “not really clinical depression”. It took my brother many years of pointless rehashing of his childhood with counselors before somebody finally saw a pattern and sent him off to a brief consult with a psychiatrist (an MD who can prescribe drugs) experienced with clinical depression. The doctor said the best way to be sure was to try the medication and see what happened. He responded properly and for the first time that cloud he’d been living under since puberty was lifted. It’s not like you have to be obviously suicidal all the time to have the disease, and you don’t have a tattoo on your forehead with the proper label. You don’t experience acute episodes 24/7, it can be less intense but still debilitating most of the time. All I knew about my brother from growing up with him was that he was moody and easily irritable, and would often get into moods where he just wouldn’t do anything. Tiptoeing around him to avoid triggering his irritability didn’t work well. All this is pretty typical for the disorder and goes well beyond normal teenage angst (plus it persisted into his twenties and thirties before he was diagnosed and treated).

    We know how awful Demon Mother and Kim are and how terribly dysfunctional the whole Kardashian Krew are. Why is hard to believe that the youngest Kardashian, and the only son, would have a multitude of difficult problems as a result, regardless of his exact diagnosis? Whether or not he’s “depressed enough” to win your sympathy, certainly Kold Fish Kim’s attitudes are not at all helpful and instead are downright damaging. Rob really should stay away from the stupid cameras, but these people probably won’t even talk with him otherwise and he’s been trained to think that only that ridiculous show is the way to riches. And Kim plus Demon Mother have shown in the past that they completely manipulate the editing of the film, they did this to Kris Humphries as well. The whole family is toxic.

    • DaysAndNightsAndDays says:


      Thank you for sharing your experience. My hope is that sharing such stories helps the people to understand such issues.
      There are similar cases in my social circles and one can’t just tell them to “brighten up” or to “go out a bit more”. Such a direct statement to a depressive person is like telling a long-term alcoholic to just stop drinking. It is awfully insensitive and most likely will make it worse.

  40. crazycatlady says:

    Kim KardASSian is a soulless, brainless lump of Botox, Restylane and silicone. When you look up the word “superficial” in the dictionary, there’s a picture of her. Everything she cares about you see when you look at her. Period.

  41. tback says:

    dear Kim,

    Let’s make a deal…Rob will stop being depressed when you stop being a fame wh-re.