Khloe Kardashian may be dedicated to remaining by Lamar Odom’s bedside while the basketball star continues to recover in the hospital after being found unconscious in a brothel near Las Vegas, but that doesn’t mean Khloe is being met with praise and support from fans regarding her loyalty to Odom.
Despite Khloe Kardashian’s unwavering support for Lamar Odom since learning that her estranged husband was clinging to life after being found unconscious, Kardashian continues to face criticism from fans who accuse Khloe of exploiting Odom’s condition for the sake of her image.
While Khloe Kardashian has generally remained mum regarding the news of Lamar Odom’s condition, Khloe couldn’t help but lash out at a select few fans who began tweeting hurtful messages at the reality star on Thursday.
In one message captured by the Shade Room, a fan asks Khloe Kardashian, “but you just with him to look good for the media, you think we don’t know [sic]?”
Kardashian responded to the fan’s accusation by asking how her support for Lamar Odom is supposed to boost her image before telling the Twitter user, “He wasn’t picking roses my friend. Get off my d***.”
Similarly, Khloe Kardashian slammed two fans who criticized her decision to remain by Lamar Odom’s bedside while carrying on a relationship with current boyfriend James Harden.
One fan writes, “@khloekardashian you can’t be with harden and still be married fam, gotta chose one [sic],” while another adds, “For better or worse sickness and health till death do them part. I’m with ou she needs to pick one or the ou [sic].”
Kardashian responded to both fans by implying that it was Lamar Odom who went against their wedding vows, telling them, “You should have said those to the man who went against all our vows. Judge yourself. F*** off.”
According to E! News, Khloe Kardashian went on to dispel rumors that suggest she and Lamar Odom will reconcile after Lamar recovers in the hospital, noting that the “divorce is still going forward” but she is dedicated to being “there through sickness and health. I’ve proven that.”
Khloe Kardashian’s Twitter rant comes just days after sources close to Khloe confirmed rumors that Kardashian is suffering from a staph infection stemming from her frequent visits to Lamar Odom’s bedside, People reports.
“She’s home on antibiotics and being closely monitored by a doctor,” Khloe’s source reveals, noting that Kardashian contracted the infection from visiting Lamar Odom and that the condition was “exacerbated by stress.”
Khloe Kardashian also spoke out about the nature of Lamar Odom’s condition in an interview with the Today show, telling Natalie Morales that doctors informed her that Lamar only had “four hours” to live after being found unconscious.
Kardashian also gave an update on Lamar Odom’s progress since Lamar came out of his coma over a week ago, telling hosts that Odom has been moved to Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles where he is undergoing physical therapy to learn “how to walk again.”
Khloe Kardashian further explains that doctors believe Lamar Odom will make a full recovery “within a year and a half or two years” with continued therapy, but insists that Odom’s prognosis still remains unclear.
The backlash surrounding Khloe Kardashian’s continued support of Lamar Odom comes just days after Khloe was seen courtside at one of boyfriend James Harden’s basketball games despite breakup reports.
When asked whether or not she and Lamar have plans to reconcile, Kardashian noted, “I was expediting the divorce prior. And I’m still separated with him, but I’m just not expediting anymore. There was no reason for it. He had no one else to make these decisions for him.”
What do you think of Khloe Kardashian’s response to fans who criticize her support for Lamar Odom?
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