Khloe Kardashian complains about tabloid sexism, ‘double standards’


Here is Khloe Kardashian’s cover editorial for Glamour Mexico, the July issue. Can’t say I’m a big fan on the dark lipstick on Khloe – it emphasizes the extent to which she’s jacked her lips. Khloe has said that this cover shoot reminded her that she wants to take out her extensions and have short hair again, which I think she should do – I really loved her lob from late last year, and I thought it was super-flattering on her. Meanwhile, Khloe went off on a long-winded tirade about the tabloid interest in her love life, which…yeah, not so much. I have some residual affection for Khloe because I think she’s “the smart one” out of her family, but this essay (on her subscription app) was just dumb. She loves it when we’re paying attention to her love life. She loves it when we’re paying attention to her in any way.

“The most annoying thing about tabloid rumors is the double standard. If I’m ‘spotted’ hanging with a guy at a party – even if I’m just saying hi for a quick second – it immediately becomes a negative headline about how many guys I’m dating or how I’m getting into a new relationship. Men don’t get that reputation! They get a pat on the back. It irritates me.”

“People have taken pictures of me and say they’re proof of something concrete. Pictures are just moments in time. They never show the whole truth. In Hollywood, you could go out on a first date and it could spiral into this huge thing. The headline the next day is ‘Khloé’s Getting Married!’ LOL. It’s so weird. That stuff definitely makes it difficult to take it slow and see how things go.”

“I normally don’t comment on those stories, but if it gets out of control, I’ll speak up – especially because that kind of gossip affects how people see me. A guy could assume I’m dating someone and not approach me, when I’m actually single.”

“Sometimes I completely avoid going out in public with a new guy because I don’t want to deal with the sexist headlines. Too much drama for me!”

[From People]

“I don’t want to deal with the sexist headlines…” that come from the storylines written by Keeping Up with the Kardashians writers. Don’t get me wrong, there is a lot of sexism in the tabloids and in tabloid-driven narratives. But hearing a Kardashian complain about her tabloid coverage is like listening to Taylor Swift complain about being perceived as twee and boy-crazy. You are the one driving the narrative!!!


Photos courtesy of Glamour Mexico.

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  1. Luffy says:

    Not a big fan of the makeup. Whoever did the nose contouring needs to go back to school and the nose highlight is far too strong.

    • Erinn says:

      Ouch – yep. The face looks fine… but the nose kills the look. It’s startlingly bad.

      • Denise says:

        It’s the first thing I noticed, I thought she had gotten a Jackson special. They must bring their own makeup artist to photo shoots. That contouring belongs in the shameless makeup of the 80s and even so it’s overkill. Do they all think their features are so bad they have to try to reshape them every time they face the public? And bang on about the self-writing narrative. The delusion is strong here.

      • Mare says:

        What about the drawn on “joker lips”?

      • Erinn says:

        Denise – if she didn’t do it herself, someone needs to go back to makeup school. But at the same time… I could see someone doing her makeup, and Khloe going back over it with the extra contour, so who knows. Not sure why they didn’t fix it up with photoshop though.

        Mare – the lips look very strange too – though I really like the color!

  2. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Live by the sword, die by the sword. You can’t spend your entire existence crassly seeking attention and then complain about the type you get. Please do sit down.

    • Snappyfish says:

      Well said!!

    • Lucy2 says:

      I also find it funny, given that she’s complaining about how they talk about her and men, that the thing she’ll choose to speak up on is making sure everyone knows she’s single so guys can approach her.

    • seraphina says:

      Thank you! My thoughts exactly. You want to play the game, those are the rules of THAT game. Don’t complain when your bread is being buttered and you are eating joyously.

    • crtb says:

      She chose and continues on a daily basis to publicize her life. Now she is upset that her life is publicized?

    • did says:

      This woman is LUCKY anyone is interested in her at all. I am not…but some people are!

  3. NewWester says:

    One day in the future Kris Jenner aka: Lucifer’s Homegirl, Demon Mother,will decide to pass her rhinestone encrusted pitchfork to one of her children. I am thinking Khloe is putting in her application in early for the job. The interviews she has done lately and her comments about the “Family” there is a subtle change. Like she wants to become head of the family or it could just be a storyline for that show.

  4. lisa says:

    lol “the smart one”

    when the koven was on qvc, the best to worst English grammar was actually in order: PMK, kourtney, kim, then khloe. khloe’s grammar was not just that of someone who didnt go to school but like she was raised in the jungle without books or tv.

    • Bird brain says:


    • caitlinK says:

      Yes, too, about “the smart one!?!?” WTH is “smart” about her? I’ve never watched her show, only seen her interviews/Twitter/ Instagram on Celebitchy–but from those I can only extract that she is simply very vulgar and profoundly insipid.

    • mrsnoodles says:

      out of the girls, kourtney is probably the smartest.. it’s probably just not highlighted bc she seems to care about the fame thing the least.. im sure she appreciates what it’s done for her bank account, but she seems to hustle a lot less

  5. HK9 says:

    Oh please. Whatever she says doesn’t matter, she just has to have something to say to keep her thirsty ass on whatever magazine cover will take her.

  6. littlemissnaughty says:

    That is one BAD dye job. Yikes. As for the sexism … my god, woman. Listen to yourself. Your entire career is built on attention for doing nothing.

  7. TheOtherMaria says:

    She has entirely way too much makeup on, also, I’ve heard her mutter whore/skank several times regarding women who ” get around”–she needs to shut her mouth about sexism and reassess her own internalized misogyny.

  8. kimberly says:

    Oh phuleaseeeeee who is she fooling? Not me. Double standards are not okay so I agree with that point BUT……it is obvious that she is pretending to be offended by this whole situation with her love life and tabloids, as a way to get MORE attention.
    She is an attention seeker just like everyone else in her family and I don’t find her to be smart either.

  9. me says:

    Wow her make-up contouring is WAYYYY too obvious.

  10. Anna says:

    She spouts advice and affirmations without walking the walk. She’s in constant angry judgment of the world. She’s mad at her mother and at Lamar, at Chyna and at Amber Rose, at her brother and at the press, at people in Twitter and at Scott. There’s no one who is ok in her eyes which leads me to believe she’s a self conscious wreck. Who is she trying to convince that she is ok and the world around her is not? Get some Zen Khloe. People do what they do. Observe but do not report.

  11. Skins says:

    Shut up, sit down

  12. honeybee blues says:

    Anymore when I see a photo of her, be it here or in line at the market, my eyes always go to her hands. I’ve never seen nails filed to such dangerous points! Her hands look like talons, and it’s just gross. I notice it every time, so I don’t this is something new for her. Even the glamour-length nails of the 80s weren’t this vulgar.

    • mary s says:

      Eww. Everything about her is very artificial looking. Even her quotes (ironically about how tabloids lie) sound manufactured. I actually feel sorry for her. Poor thing, I wonder what it’s feels like to be her. I know that sounds mean, and I’m feeling bad for judging her, but I really do wonder how she feels inside, what kind of thoughts go through her mind.

  13. ###stainless says:

    I thought she and Trey songz are a couple so why the complain? besides she looks so un-lhloe like

    • swak says:

      One of the other sites have them making out. Just saying. The thing is, she puts her relationships out there when she needs the attention. Can’t pick and chose.

  14. mary s says:

    If you enlarge the photo of her in the reddish jacket it will look like there’s something off with her neck. Like they photoshopped it off. Her makeup is so awful, her lips are pitiful– didn’t she used to be pretty? Also, she’s always mean girling others. She needs to learn to be more accepting of others as well as herself. Last, she’s worried that a potential boyfriend is going to read about her in a tabloid and not ask her out because it said she was dating somebody…? What kind of guys does she date?

  15. iheartgossip says:

    When all she and her family of roaming THOT’s do is sell sex, she needs to take all the seats in Wembley Stadium. Can’t these vultures be erradicated?

  16. Yola says:

    Glamour Mexico? Anyone else notice that most of their big name mag covers are in other countries? Is it because American big name mags don’t want to cover them because their covers don’t sell? Like Vogue Australia, Italy, Spain? Kim got one American Vogue cover and it failed epically. It would be safe to say these rag covers don’t count.

  17. Bichon says:

    I can’t keep up with this family’s changing looks.