The Kardashian family’s track record with Black people—men and women alike— is terrible. They use Black folks like tissues. They’re desperately need them in a pinch—when they’re attempting to climb the ladder of pop culture relevancy but when they’re done with said Black person, they dispose of them, often times diminishing their character and even social status in the process. We’ve seen it more than a few times. And most recently, with Jordyn Woods.
According to their own accounts, Jordyn Woods was like a sister to them. As the longtime friend of Kylie Jenner, who had grown up and around the family, she was supposed to have a different level of closeness to the ladies. She was supposed to be given the benefit of the doubt, allowed to make mistakes with some sort of forgiveness.
But when Khloe Kardashian’s boyfriend and baby father forcibly kissed Woods, the way they treated her wasn’t exactly sisterly.
Now, I can acknowledge that Jordyn made a mistake in misjudging how her presence at Tristan’s house would be interpreted. We’ve all heard stories about his debauchery. It would have been best for her to stay away. And most importantly, after Tristan kissed her, she should have been forthcoming with Khloe—immediately. Still, I extend some grace and understanding for her youth, her naivety and the delicate nature of the situation. I was willing to extend that grace and I don’t know Jordyn. The Kardashians have known her since she was a little girl. And instead of being patient with the whole thing, trying to get to the bottom of the story, and giving her the benefit of the doubt over Tristan-cheating ass Thompson, they did the exact opposite.
Not only did they blame Jordyn for that particular indiscretion, Kim Kardashian made a comment that didn’t sit so well with a lot of people.
She said to Kylie, “She provides for her whole family off of what you have given her.”
It’s true that Kylie has provided plenty of exposure and opportunities for Jordyn Woods. But when you’re generous with people you consider family, you don’t throw it back in their faces the moment they do something you don’t like. And you certainly don’t do it when you have a greatly influential platform on national television. Secondly, I doubt that Jordyn’s family had no money with her late father’s role in the entertainment industry–he worked with Will Smith on “The Fresh Prince,” before his death– her mother’s work as a public relations manager.
And given the Kardashian history of profiting off of their proximity to Black people, this statement in conjunction with everything else, was pretty vile.
While she likely didn’t track or care about most of it, Black folks were quick to call Kim out for her comment and the family for their treatment of Woods.
See what they had to say below and on the following pages.