Kim Kardashian Slammed for ‘Homophobic’ Clapback to Tyson Beckford
The Kardashians just can’t stay away from controversy! Kim Kardashian has been stirring up a lot of drama in the last few weeks, but the latest involves a feud with model Tyson Beckford. It all started when he made a body-shaming comment on a photo of the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star before her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday, July 30. The comment is VERY rude and very uncalled for, but Kim’s clapback wasn’t any better which is why now she’s under fire, too.
Tyson remarked on a picture of Kim wearing tight black pants and a black cut-out top that showed off her abs and figure, but he didn’t exactly have the nicest things to say. Instead, he accused the reality star of getting plastic surgery. In two separate comments, he wrote, “Sorry I Don’t care for it personally” followed by, “She is not real, doctor f*cked up on her right hip.”
Naturally, Kim could not pass up the opportunity to clapback at his rude remarks, so she too slid into the comments section of the photo. However, rather than defend herself like she normally does, Kim fired back WAY below the belt by implying that Tyson is gay. “Sis we all know why you don’t care for it,” she wrote, accompanied by the tea, frog, and nails emoji.
Many were quick to call Kim out and accuse her of homophobia, but others praised her for defending herself. Regardless of if Kim has had plastic surgery, that does not give anyone the right to body shame her for it. But, Kim trying to use shut someone down by saying they’re gay is indefensible.
Meanwhile, Tyson later posted an IG Story addressing his original comments. “My opinion on women who do plastic surgery stays the same, not for me! I personally don’t care for it! Done end of story!” he wrote, adding in a second Story, “Always gonna pick a Beyoncé over anyone else.”
Kim’s latest feud comes on the heels of the backlash she received over her remarks about being skinny. Over the weekend, Kim shared a few videos to her IG Story in which Kendall Jenner and Khloé Kardashian were talking about how skinny she’s gotten, with one even describing her as “anorexic,” much to Kim’s delight. The backlash from social media users was swift and fierce, with many accusing the Kardashians of promoting eating disorders. The controversy is what ultimately led to Kim’s exchange with Tyson.
Kim has yet to respond to those accusing her of homophobia – and it’s unclear if she will. In the past, she’s been very selective on which items of backlash she comments on. She hasn’t even commented on the “anorexic” comments yet!