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.
Kendall's "big announcement" (January 2019)
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.
Kim vs. fast fashion (February 2019)
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."
Khloé Kardashian, Jordyn Woods, and Tristan Thompson (February–March 2019)
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."
Jameela Jamil takes on the family over tea spon-con (March 2019)
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.”
Kylie, the "self-made billionaire" (March 2019)
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.'"
Kim revealing she's studying to become a lawyer (April 2019)
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."
Kim and Kanye's sinks (April 2019)
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.
Baby Psalm's crib (May 2019)
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.
Kylie talking about "how rich she is" at the Met Gala (May 2019)
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.”
Naturally, this sound bite went viral, but Kylie swiftly shut it down, saying she and Rodriguez only talked about Game of Thrones. He conceded to that, so what is the truth!?
Kylie's face-washing regimen (June 2019)
It was the makeup-removal video seen round the world. After Kylie washed her face using her personal brand of Foaming Face Wash, fans were surprised to see a bunch of foundation on her towel when she went to dry her face. The responses were heated, with some people claiming Kylie doesn't actually use her own products.
Kendall's singular can of Coke (June 2019)
When Kendall was photographed buying a single can of Orange Vanilla Coke at a store wearing a dress eerily in the same shade as the soda, people alleged it was some sort of crafty spon-con. Coca-Cola denied this, telling Refinery29, "Kendall Jenner is not paid by Coca-Cola and this was not a paid placement. There is nothing better than drinking an ice-cold Coke in the summer and clearly Kendall agrees!"
Kim's shapewear (July 2019)
When Kim announced in July that the name of her new shapewear line was Kimono, people called her out for being culturally insensitive. She heard the criticism loud and clear and ultimately decided to change the name.
"When I announced the name of my shapewear line, I did so with the best intentions in mind. My brands and products are built with inclusivity and diversity at their core and after careful thought and consideration, I will be launching my Solutionwear brand under a new name," she posted to Instagram.
In August, Kim announced the new name for the line: Skims Solutionwear. "I love the idea that the pieces will be the closest thing to someone’s skin, skimming with amazingly soft and supportive fabrics which accentuate the best parts of our bodies," she wrote on Instagram.
Kylie's money-themed makeup (August 2019)
After Kylie revealed that her specialty 22nd-birthday makeup collection was money themed with shade names like "Work for It" and "On a Budget," the comments asserting she was "tone-deaf" started piling in. "Looks like @KylieJenner is ready to make everyone feel poor and show off what it’s like being born into money again," one person tweeted.
But Kylie seemed to appease some critics by revealing she was planning to donate some of the sales to charity. "We, I, am giving back. Actually, I do mean 'we' because we are doing this together. You guys are going to help me give back in a huge, huge way," she said on Instagram Stories. "All I wanted for my birthday was to do this money collection and give it all away.”
Kendall's cornrows (August 2019)
The members of the Kardashian-Jenner family are certainly no strangers to accusations of cultural appropriation. Most recently, Kendall wore her hair in cornrows after a vacation in Jamaica with her sister Kylie and friend Hailey Baldwin.
Many took to social media to call her out on the look. "I’m EXHAUSTED of white people constantly appropriating black culture and wearing hairstyles that we are always ridiculed/chastised for having and just doing it because they want to 'look different' or 'stand out,'" one person tweeted. "We wear these hairstyles to PROTECT our natural hair from damages but they wanna wear it because it looks cool. it shouldn’t be worn by them period."
Jenner has not responded to the criticism.
Originally Appeared on Glamour