When news broke that Jordyn Woods was being accused of being inappropriate with Khloe Kardashian’s then-boyfriend, Tristan Thompson, many people found that situation to be particularly ironic. The Kardashian and Jenner women are notorious for running with men who are still linked to other women — usually Black women. And then when the word gets out they either play coy and pretend they were unaware of the other woman’s existence or they refuse to acknowledge her altogether.
Can a woman make a man leave a relationship in which he’s determined to remain? Nah. Should a woman be blamed for a man who makes the decision to violate a commitment he’s made? Double nah. However, when the same women are repeatedly finding themselves in the middle of love triangles, you start to look at those women questionably. For this reason, I was particularly perturbed by the full-on campaign the Kardashians have launched in an effort to demonize Woods when they have rarely ever shown respect for other women in this regard. The Kardashians continue to profit and prosper from the erasure and blatant disregard of Black women in both love and business. So while they’re busy playing victim for rating’s sake, I thought we’d take a stroll down memory lane to remind you of every Black woman the Kardashians have disregarded and stepped on in their pursuit of love, fame and the almighty dollar.
The latest Black woman to be pushed into the background while “her man” skips off into the sunset with a Kardashian is Jordan Craig. Did I add that she was pregnant at the time? According to the 20-something-year-old, there’s plenty of overlap between her relationship with Tristan Thompson and the one he went on to build with Khloe Kardashian. It wasn’t until after the athlete did her the same way he did Jordan that Khloe admitted to having knowledge of Jordan and her child’s existence at the start of her relationship with Tristan.
A couple of years ago, designer Destiny Bleu called out Khloe for jacking one of her bodysuit designs. In response, Khloe’s team fired off a cease and desist and released a statement claiming the suit was inspired by ’90s pop icons. That may have worked except Destiny had receipts — literal ones. The independent designer provided Refinery29 with receipts proving that Khloe placed orders for the jacked designs. In addition, she had proof of emailed correspondence between herself and Kardashian’s team — including Khloe’s stylist, Monica Rose.
We’ve all heard this story, but let’s walk down memory lane. Blac Chyna and Tyga are in a relationship and Kim and Chyna become besties. Next thing you know, Tyga and Chyna are no more and Tyga and Kylie are an item. Can another woman make a man leave a relationship in which he’s committed? Nah, but there’s something inherently shady about messing around with your sister’s best friend’s dude.
If you feel like there was no downtime between Kimye and the Yeezy designer’s relationship with Amber, it’s because there wasn’t. According to Amber, she found texts from Kim in Kanye’s phone on several occasions and even responded.
“She’s a homewrecker! They were both cheating. They were both cheating on me and Reggie with each other,” Rose told Star Magazine. “She was sending pictures, and I was like, “Kim, just stop. Don’t be that person.”
Rose went on:
“I thought at least she’d be woman enough to respond to me. She never responded. It’s very important that us women stick together and we don’t f**k each other over like that.”
In a similar fashion, Kylie Jenner was called out by designer Tizita Balemlay of Plugged NYC for releasing designs starkly similar ones sold by the black-owned indie clothing company. Just like Destiny, Tizita had receipts proving that Kylie had previously ordered items from her.
Justine Skye used to be great friends with Kylie Jenner and then one day, it all fell apart. Many credit the dissolution of the friendship with Kylie’s decision to date Justine’s ex, Travis Scott. Justine has never confirmed that this was the reason for their fallout, but she doesn’t have to. Dating your girl’s ex is shady.
Liza is the mother of Lamar Odom’s two children. They were also engaged to be married. Shortly — and we mean very shortly — after the two separated, Odom announced plans to marry Khloe. Did Khloe mess around with Lamar while he was still with Liza? We’ll never know for sure. What we do know, however, is that there is an undeniable trend of men falling into bed with the reality stars before fully exiting their previous relationships.
According to Chrissy, while at a party back in 2009, Khloe and Kourtney tried to put their signature moves on her longtime fiancé, Jim Jones. The former VH1 reality star says that the women were trying to lure the “Ballin'” rapper away from party dwellers to a location with more privacy. Mind you, she was at the party with him.
“Khloe and Kourtney, they told Jim to come on! You need to talk to ’em because if I talk to ’em, it’s going to get ugly!” Chrissy said of the incident.
This one has nothing to do with a man, but everything to do with disrespect. Earlier this year, a racially insensitive throwback image of Khloe Kardashian dressed like a pimp with dog leashes around the necks of four Black women resurfaced. Among the women was actress Meagan Good. According to Good, the photo was taken at a Halloween party fifteen years ago. Was Meagan a willing participant? No doubt, but I have to side eye any woman who would place a leash around another woman’s neck.