Since the Kim K and Tyson Beckford beef, Khloe Kardashian has stepped in and spoken to Extra, claiming Kim is “anything but” homophobic. Why? ‘Cause she hangs around with Jonathan Cheban? I don’t think so. That’s like saying someone can’t be racist because they have a black friend.
Khloe said: “I was with her when that was going on… what I hate is that people are saying that she is homophobic for that, but no one is saying that we shouldn’t also body shame women… I don’t know if people are saying that about him, but I just know people are attacking Kim about being homophobic. She is anything but.”
It’s interesting to note that Khloe’s first instinct was not to defend her sister against homophobia claims, but rather using being body-shamed as an excuse. Yet, most people are pretty decided on which is worse. (Having that his opinion on Kim’s body isn’t exactly an uncommon one either).
Though I think it’s fair to say that Kim isn’t venomously homophobic. Perhaps not even consciously, (and not just because we do her hair, her make-up,and dress the bitch). What we’re talking about here, is unconscious bias.
Unconsciously, Kim Kardashian sees gay people as less than her. Why else would you use someone’s sexuality as a read otherwise? Although to be fair, Kim Kardashian probably sees everybody less than her. Even her own sister, who she recently branded the “least interesting” to look at… how’s that feminism, sis? I mean, of course, it’s OK for Kim to body-shame women.
It’s likely that Kim grew up around traditional ideals, like many of us did, and she’s had to unlearn that to a certain extent; but it’s clearly still deeply embedded under them fillers.
Now we don’t know whether Tyson Beckford bats for our team or not, but the fact is, that if Kim Kardashian really was “anything but” homophobic, she wouldn’t have publicly outed someone who was gay, nor would she have used it as a throwaway insult to someone who wasn’t.