Kardashian Drama

There IS such a thing as bad publicity

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Kardashian Drama

Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson (Left) and Jordyn Woods (Right)

Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson (Left) and Jordyn Woods (Right)

Photo by @khloekardashian and @jordynwoods

Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson (Left) and Jordyn Woods (Right)

Photo by @khloekardashian and @jordynwoods

Photo by @khloekardashian and @jordynwoods

Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson (Left) and Jordyn Woods (Right)

Lauren Sullivan, R3 Editor-In-Chief

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As a society, there’s no doubt that we live for pop culture. We are always refreshing our feeds to see who’s dating who, if ruffles are back in style, and of course to check up on the latest Kardashian drama.

No matter if you love them or hate them, it’s safe to say that the Kardashians always manage to keep themselves in the spotlight. It has become common practice for the details of the Kardashians’ private lives to be posted online where it is talked about by both the parties involved and the general public.

This was the case when multiple sources reported that Tristan Thompson, NBA player for the Cleveland Cavaliers and father to Khloe Kardashian’s child, cheated on Khloe with none other than Jordyn Woods, Kylie Jenner’s best friend.

Even though, at first this seemed like just another attention-grabbing, fake tabloid headline, it soon became clear that Woods, an honorary member of the Kardashian family, had in fact betrayed the family that has supported her for so many years and given her a name in the modeling industry.

The story was confirmed in very public ways, with headlines stating that Woods had moved out of Kylie’s house and back in with her mom, and Khloe Kardashian posting cryptic quotes to her Instagram story. One read: “The worst pain is getting hurt by a person you explained your pain to.”

Kylie also cut the price of her Kylie Cosmetics lipstick collaboration with Woods in half. Next, came the most tell-tale sign of them all—the ultimate insult of our generation. Each of the Kardashians unfollowed both Thompson and Woods on Instagram, except for Kylie who still follows Woods.

To be frank, the Kardashians handled this situation in the wrong way. It should’ve been dealt with directly and within the parties involved first, not indirectly through social media. The Kardashians have mentioned that it is difficult to live in the public eye, but if they did not want this story to be so public they should not have fanned the flames with their shady Instagram posts and lip-kit price reductions.

On March 1, the scandal became more public when Woods appeared on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Facebook live series “Red Table Talk” to discuss the incident.

After the interview, Khloe tweeted, “Why are you lying @jordynwoods ?? If you’re going to try and save yourself by going public, INSTEAD OF CALLING ME PRIVATELY TO APOLOGIZE FIRST, at least be HONEST about your story. BTW, You ARE the reason my family broke up!” She has since posted a tweet saying that it is Thompson who broke up her family and Woods is not to be blamed.

And Khloe has a point. Kylie and she found out about the scandal by reading the same headlines that everyone else did. How were they expected to process their own emotions while the public ruthlessly doled out their own opinions?

So it’s time for all parties involved, including the general public, to take a step back, and realize that some situations just aren’t meant to be posted for the whole world to see. Even though celebrity scandals seem far-fetched and unrelatable to the normal person, they are still very real problems that have a very real impact on the people involved.