It seems as though every week another controversy comes out about the Kardashian-Jenner family. Some are harmless, like earlier this year, when everyone was confused by Kim Kardashian West’s sink, while others carry more weight. If you thought watching Keeping Up With the Kardashians was involved, then just try keeping up with every time one of them is in the news.
That’s literally my job, though, so I’m going to make your life easier by compiling all the times something involving Kim, Kylie, and the rest of the “krew” end up going viral. There have already been so many moments this year alone, and we haven’t even made it to fall. Check out a complete breakdown, below. We’ll update this post as more “kontroversies” come in.
The internet erupted in early January over tweets from Kris Jenner that said Kendall would be sharing her “most raw story” ever on social media that night. The momager even went so far as to say she was proud of her supermodel daughter for being so “brave and vulnerable.” So what was this so-called big announcement? That Kendall was the new face of Proactiv. And while her anecdote about struggling with acne was touching (see below), it wasn’t the super-emotional nugget fans were expecting after all that buildup.
In February, Kim made headlines for a vintage Thierry Mugler gown she wore to the Hollywood Beauty Awards in Los Angeles. Everyone was obsessed with the look—so much so that Fashion Nova released a knockoff version of the dress just hours after Kim wore it. When the fashion watchdog site Diet Prada accused Kim of tipping off Fashion Nova about the dress, her response was swift and sharp. “It’s devastating to see these fashion companies rip off designs that have taken the blood, sweat, and tears of true designers who have put their all into their own original ideas,” she tweeted. “So, as always, don’t believe everything you read and see online. I don’t have any relationships with these sites. I’m not leaking my looks to anyone, and I don’t support what these companies are doing.”
No Kardashian “kontroversy” has been as intense this year as this one. In early March, rumors started swirling that Tristan Thompson, Khloé Kardashian’s boyfriend and father of her child, cheated on her with Kylie Jenner’s best friend, Jordyn Woods. Once a Kardashian-Jenner ride-or-die, Woods was seemingly excommunicated from the family, and a war on social media ensued.
Woods gave her side of the story on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Facebook series, Red Table Talk and confirmed she and Thompson did kiss. Khloé initially tweeted that Woods was responsible for ruining her family but later clarified her comments. “Jordyn is not to be blamed for the breakup of my family,” she said. “This was Tristan’s fault.”
Jamil made headlines in March for calling out an Instagram post from Khloé promoting Flat Tummy tea. “It’s incredibly awful that this industry bullied you until you became this fixated on your appearance. That’s the media’s fault. But now please don’t put that back into the world, and hurt other girls, the way you have been hurt,” Jamil wrote in a comment.
Criticism over the type of sponsored content deals the Kardashian-Jenners make is so intense that they commented on it in a recent New York Times profile. “I don’t live in that negative energy space,” Kris said. “Ninety percent of people will be really excited about the family and the journey and who we are.”
When Forbes announced in a spring cover story that Kylie was the world’s youngest “self-made billionaire,” it didn’t take long for people to chime in, saying she didn’t deserve that title because of her family’s wealth and status. Kylie responded to the backlash in an interview with the New York Times. “I can’t say I’ve done it by myself,” she said. “If they’re just talking finances, technically, yes, I don’t have any inherited money. But I have had a lot of help and a huge platform.”
Forbes went on to define what it considers “self-made”: “Forbes has defined ‘self-made’ as someone who built a company or established a fortune on their own, rather than inheriting some or all of it. As long as the list member didn’t inherit a business or money, they are labeled ‘self-made.'”
In perhaps the most unexpected Kardashian-Jenner news of the year, Kim revealed in her May cover story with Vogue that she was studying to become a lawyer. The Twitter responses were top-notch, with many making Elle Woods comparisons. All jokes aside, Kim seems very dedicated to this dream and illuminated just how hard she works at it in an Instagram post.
“My weekends are spent away from my kids while I read and study,” she wrote. “I work all day, put my kids to bed and spend my nights studying. There are times I feel overwhelmed and when I feel like I can’t do it, but I get the pep talks I need from the people around me supporting me.”
Never forget when the world was stumped at Kim and Kanye’s sinks, which look flat at first glance and seem as though they’d cause water to run onto the floor. Kim heard people’s cries and set the record straight: The sinks are actually slightly concave, so the water trickles down into a small slit with ease. Watch for yourself, below, and be amazed.
Kim introduced her fourth child to the world by posting a photo of him in his crib, which was covered in blankets and other soft objects. She immediately received backlash for this because, according to Women’s Health magazine, having a crib filled with padded materials puts a baby at risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Kim removed her post from Instagram, but the tweet is still live.
In an interview with *Sports Illustrated,* Alex Rodriguez revealed he sat at Kylie’s table at the Met Gala and painted quite the interesting picture. “We had a great table,” he said. “We had Kylie and Kendall [Jenner]. Kylie was talking about Instagram and her lipstick, and how rich she is.”