Khloe Kardashian is speaking out about her experiences with racism, both from the vantage point of her marriage to Lamar Odom and her role as the child of the Robert Kardashian Sr. when he defended O.J. Simpson. At that time, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians (KUWTK) star was just 10. But the experience remains as shocking as her story of racism when she was an adult, reported ET.
“I was in an interracial marriage,” she pointed out on Kocktails with Khloé. “I would never think to have to say, ‘Oh, by the way, my husband’s black, so when he comes in, don’t let your jaw drop.'”
The 31-year-old talk show host recalled when happened when Odom signed up with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011, linking the move to Dallas to her first encounter with racism in her marriage.
“When I moved to Dallas was the first time that was thrown in my face,” she explained.
In addition to racism during her marriage to Odom, the KUWTK star described what happened when her now-deceased father, Robert Kardashian Sr., took on the role of defending O.J. Simpson throughout his double-murder trial. And she wasn’t the only one in the Kardashian family to be impacted by that racism, she noted.
“That was the first time I really experienced a ton of racism. We would get kicked out of restaurants, because my dad was defending O.J. Just really crazy things. As kids, you don’t understand. In my household, I was never allowed to describe a person for weight or color. I would have to give a personal characteristic.My dad was super strict about that. But yeah, racism is real.”
With her divorce put on hold following the discovery of Lamar’s unconscious body in a brothel after an alleged overdose, many are wondering about the status of their marriage. In Touch Weekly cites a source revealing that Odom is hoping that he can persuade his estranged wife to renew their romance. Proving that his recovery continues by playing basketball, Lamar is planning to use his physical prowess to win over Kardashian, explained the source.
“[Odom] has been playing with friends in a private gym. It’s a far cry from his NBA days, but he is very happy about shooting hoops again,” said the source.
And he’ll be even happier if he achieves a new goal.
“Lamar is determined to reignite the passion in his marriage…maybe he will be able to score with her in the bedroom too,” added the insider.
On an episode of her talk show, the 31-year-old hinted that she had not lost her own passion for Odom, noted ET.
The confession came when one of her Kocktails guests, TV host Ross Mathews asked about her marriage.
“Could you control-alt-delete and restart with somebody you had been with?” questioned Ross.
“I hope so,” she responded.”The best dream would be like, okay, I hope that first marriage could happen again, but it’s really hard to erase everything that happened.”
Meanwhile, something else that isn’t easy to erase are the ongoing rumors about plastic surgery. Both the KUWTK star and her sisters are dealing with a backlash over the apparent changes in their appearances, noted Radar Online.
Kim has been accused of having her own booty enlarged, but Khloe also appears to have undergone a “Brazilian Butt Lift,” a doctor told Radar, with rumors of butt implants ongoing.
In addition, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner have been accused of expanding their own derrieres with some type of plastic surgery.
But it’s not just the backlash over the booty that the talk show host has to deal with.
She’s also been bashed for her braids in photos in which she referred to herself as “KhloMoney,” reported She Knows.
Some fans contended those braids constituted cultural misappropriation.
“Quit tryina [sic] be black its [sic] really annoying. All of you!” slammed one follower.
“Stealing from black girls again,” posted another. “These are cornrows…..black women have had these for centuries…Man. I am so tired of white people stealing from other cultures.”
The KUWTK star did have some defenders.
“when did wearing braids count as cultural appropriation? I understand that wearing cornrows and not respecting their history is offensive and insulting, but women of ALL cultures and nations have worn braids…shouldn’t all women respect each other?”
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