Kim Kardashian has come under fire for a shady comment she made on an Instagram account ironically named The Shade Room. When the fan page posted a photo of Kardashian visiting Jimmy Kimmel‘s set, actor Tyson Beckford left the following comments on the post:
“Sorry I don’t care for it personally” and “She is not real, doctor fucked up on her right hip.”
After noticing his reactions to her wardrobe, Kim replied with: “Sis we all know why you don’t care for it.”
Online commentators have interpreted this as Kardashian outing Beckford as a gay man and using his sexuality to insult him.
Twitter users are now rallying against the mother-of-three, calling her comments “homophobic.”
I hope y’all get kim kardashian together for that homophobic response to Tyson Beckford.
— Kaldur (@KidTiger__) July 31, 2018
…another case of Kim getting too comfortable with black vocabulary…….then making an effort to try and “out” someone causes she has thin skin
— Sharp 👁 Washington (@Heretotellit) July 31, 2018
— Dr. David Johns (@MrDavidJohns) August 1, 2018
— Ժҽղíտҽ ɾҽղҽҽ (@deniserenee24) July 31, 2018
Is anyone shocked that Kim Kardashian would say homophobic shit after cuddling up with Trump? She’s a piece of trash like her stupid husband.
— nick (@nick_c92) August 1, 2018
Disgusted by @KimKardashian and her homophobic clapback at Tyson Beckford insinuating he’s gay. Stop using someone being gay as an insult. Your point is moot anyway because being gay is not an insult. My #LGBT friends are amazing! If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
— Kim Huck (@acejordan23) August 1, 2018
— Emmy (@chyda31) August 1, 2018
Many people have pointed out the irony of Kim’s offensive comment coming just one day after her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! where she discussed her controversial meeting with fellow reality star Donald Trump, even stating that she has “nothing bad to say” about the former The Apprentice host.
Where’s the irony, you ask? Well, Trump has not been supportive of the LGBTQ community, in fact he introduced a trans military ban and has nominated judges considered hostile to the community.
Here’s the thing, while I agree that Tyson was absolutely in the wrong by publicly commented on Kim’s body in an attempt to shame her, fighting fire with fire is never a good idea. Especially when that fire is homophobic, ffs.
Kim, please, for the people who actually love you, you need to do better.