Yikes! This situation is a doozy… to say the least. On July 31, Kim Kardashian clapped back at Tyson Beckford for outright body-shaming the mother-of-three. “She is not real, doctor f—ed up on her right hip,” the 47-year-old model commented on a recent picture of Kim showing off her 119-pound figure. “Sorry, I don’t care for it personally,” Tyson added. You can check out the picture that sparked all the controversy below.
Were Tyson’s comments justified by any means? No way. Body-shaming is so not cool but as it turns out, the Internet is taking equal issue with Kim’s response. “Sis we all know why you don’t care for it,” the KKW Beauty mogul replied — including a tea, frog, and manicured nails emoji.
Now, being that it’s 2018, it didn’t take long for fans to decode Kim’s reply. Within minutes, fans came to the conclusion that Kim was seemingly insinuating that Tyson is gay. Whether or not that’s true remains to be seen. That said, many have labeled her clapback as homophobic.
“[Kim’s] response wasn’t even a clapback. It was a homophobic slur because her blockhead brain is ignorant AF. I think she’s jealous because Tyson Beckford is prettier than she is,” one user commented angrily. “So she wins for being homophobic?” added another. There were a few fans who jumped to Kim’s defense, citing that she was “unjustly provoked” but the general consensus was that potentially outing someone as a homosexual on social media can’t be justified.
While Kim has yet to deliver any kind of follow-up statement, Tyson took to Instagram a few hours following the incident to explain his stance. “My opinion on women who do plastic surgery stays the same, not for me! I personally don’t care for it! End of story.”
Well, there you have it, ladies and gents. Here’s hoping that both parties involved can avoid being crummy on the Internet from here on out (it’s unlikely, but hey, nothing wrong with a little wishful thinking).