It’s no secret that the Kardashians essentially *live* for drama. Every day you can find a new story, see a new tweet, or hear a rumor about at least one member of the Kardashian-Jenner squad. Why do you think Kylie Jenner has kept her pregnancy a “”””secret”””” for months now?! The DRAMA, of course!
After years of practice, this family has learned how to stick up for themselves, and expertly tear down their rivals with something as small as a Snapchat. For anyone who was unlucky enough to cross one of the Kardashians — Kourney, Khloe or Kim Kardashian OR Kris, Kendall or Kylie Jenner, they found out quickly that no family claps back harder. Here are 17 of the Kardashian’s most brutal responses to criticism:
17. Kim vs. Chloë Grace Moretz
How are there people in Hollywood who still haven’t learned — slut-shaming never ends well, especially when it comes to the Kardashians. Chloë Grace Moretz learned this the hard way when she tried criticizing Kim for posting her legendary nude mirror selfie. Chloë replied to Kim’s tweet, saying that Kim was setting a bad example for girls by showing off her body. While the Carrie actress later explained that she wasn’t trying to body-shame, Kim was having none of it. Kim tweeted: “Let’s all welcome @ChloeGMoretz to twitter since no one knows who she is.” Ouch.
16…And Kim vs. Piers Morgan
If that weren’t enough, everyone’s favorite middle-aged, ultra-conservative creep, Piers Morgan weighed in on the situation as well. He tweeted: “I know the old man’s $50 million in debt, Kim, but this is absurd. Want me to buy you some clothes?” Kim proved yet again why you should never come for the Kardashians. She replied, “hey @piersmorgan never offer to buy a married woman clothes, that’s on some Ashley Madison-type sh*t #forresearch.” Moral of the story? Everyone needs to mind their business.
15. Khloe’s Baby-Shaming Clapback
No one can shade the Kardashians like, well… the Kardashians. Time after time, we see the family mercilessly roast each other on nearly every episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. While they all bicker, no one can do it quite like Khloé. In one episode, when Kylie stated some facts about sex, Kris was a little concerned about how she’d learned all this info, to which Khloé responded with: “You should be happy your daughter has an education. Especially sex ed. You obviously didn’t, that’s why you have multiple baby daddies and thousands of children.” She thought of that burn a little too quickly, TBH.
14. Kim’s Tweets About Adrienne, Rob’s ex
If you’re thinking about being in a relationship with one of the Kardashians, think very carefully. It seems that almost none of these relationships end well, but that’s especially when it comes to Rob. Before Rob and Chyna, there was Rob and Adrienne Bailon — his sweetheart girlfriend and former Cheetah Girl. Their relationships ended poorly, and Rob even admitted to sleeping with someone else while they were dating. In an interview, when asked about the relationship, Bailon stated that being involved with a Kardashian may have hurt her career. Well, Kim caught wind of the comment (as she always does), and tweeted: “Funny how she says being with a Kardashian hurt her career yet the only reason she has this article is bc she is talking about a Kardashian.” Okay, Kim, WE GET IT.
13. Kris roasting all of her children
How Kris Jenner survives scandal after scandal while managing five of the most famous women in the world is beyond us. But sometimes, even Kris cracks a bit under the pressure. On season 12 of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the season premiered with some #classic family tension. The girls were criticizing Kris for helping Rob buy a house since he’s 30 years old. Kris was tired of their critique and went off. She stated: “I’ve seen you guys through so much sh*t that you do that I have to put up with… ‘I was married for 72 days’ yeah that was normal.” Coming for Kim’s infamous marriage to Kris Humphries, ouch. She’s not wrong, though.
12. Kim’s historic dragging of Taylor Swift
This was the clapback heard round the world; one of the Kardashians’ most notorious feuds to date. As we all surely remember, Kanye wrote the song “Famous” which contained the line, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex, I made that b*tch famous,” in reference to his beef with Taylor Swift after the “Imma let you finish” VMA debacle.
However, Kanye said he and Taylor were on good terms, and that he asked her about the lyric before releasing the song and she gave her approval. Taylor said otherwise. But Kim had receipts. She posted a Snapchat story, in which she had a video recording of Taylor and Kanye’s phone conversation, showing that Taylor had okayed at least part of the lyrics. Taylor’s people said the video was edited and that her only objection was to being called a ‘bitch.’
Still, Kim: 1, Taylor: 0.
11. Kylie’s response to Blac Chyna’s shady Snapchats
When Kylie and rapper Tyga first got together, Tyga’s ex Blac Chyna was less than pleased with the arrangement. So, she did what any adult would do: she posted shady Snapchats and Instagrams that indirectly insulted Kylie. For example, she posted a Snapchat of the giant watch Tyga once bought for her. But as is the nature of the Kardashians, Kylie had a clapback ready to go. She posted an Instagram of the watch the “Rack City” rapper gave her, with the caption “currently.” Oh, we see you, Ky.
10. Khloe vs. Amber Rose
There is no battle more confusing than the Tyga-Rob-Kylie-Blac Chyna-Amber Rose-Kanye swirl of conflict and feuds. They’re all somehow connected, and can’t manage to keep out of each others lives. No beef exemplifies this better than Khloé’s Twitter rampage against Amber Rose. Now, stick with us: Before ever dating Rob, Chyna used to date Tyga. Once Tyga started dating Kylie Jenner (the youngest of the Kardashian-Jenners), his ex was less-than-thrilled.
Enter Amber Rose: Chyna’s best friend and ex of Kanye West. Amber got on a radio show and basically started mocking Kylie for her age (which was valid, seeing as Kylie was a minor and Tyga was mid-twenties when they got together). Khloé, however, wasn’t gonna sit around while someone talked smack on her lil’ sis. She tweeted: “’I was a stripper since I was 15 years old,’ Amber Rose told Foxx. Please don’t worry about my sister who has a career & her sh*t together at ONLY 17. People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.”
9. Kourtney on Kris Humphries
While Khloé and Kim are definitely the most ~controversy~ prone of the Kardashians, no one can throw shade as professionally as Kourtney. She’s unbelievably deadpan and cold in her delivery, which makes it all the more hilarious and incredible. When she and Kim appeared on David Letterman after Kim’s incredibly short marriage to basketball player Kris Humphries, Letterman brought up the fact that many people thought the whole thing was just to boost Kim’s fame. Kourtney replied: “think if she was going to do it for publicity, she’d pick someone that people knew.” Um, yes.
8. Kim’s callout of Harper’s Bazaar
Every day, it seems there’s a new rumor or story being churned out about the Kardashians — especially Kim. Although it’s impossible for her to confirm, deny, or respond to each one, from time to time she’ll address the generally-fake tales about her life. Like in this instance with Harper’s Bazaar. They tweeted a story about how Kim responded to Kylie’s rumored pregnancy, with the caption “This sounds like a very awkward conversation,” to which Kim replied: “This sounds like a very fake story…” Thank goodness for the digital media.
7. Kim vs. the haters
With rumor after rumor coming out about your marriage, family, and personal life nearly every day, we can imagine why the Kardashians might get frustrated. In 2016, there were lots of rumors flying about how her hubby, Kanye West, was essentially broke, while he stated he was dealing with massive amounts of debt. This was also during a tumultuous time for Kanye, as we later learned about some his issues with stress and his general mental wellness. Luckily, Kim addressed the rumors with this gem of a tweet; “sorry I’m late to the party guys I was busy cashing my 80 million video game check & transferring 53 million into our joint account.” Just to remind us that yes, they are still disgustingly wealthy — even if Yeezy’s in debt.
6. Kim vs. the haters (round 2)
Being a mom in Hollywood can be incredibly stressful, especially for the Kardashians. People love to step in and tell you how to parent and criticize your every move. No one realized this faster than Kim after the birth of her first child, North. She posted a pic of her adorable baby, and people (for some reason) stated that it looked like Kim had tweezed North’s eyebrows. What? Kim thought the whole thing was ridiculous and tweeted: “Do people really think I would wax my daughter’s eyebrows so young? Come on, I’d wait until she’s at least 2 1/2!” People still weren’t getting it, somehow, so she tweeted: “I’m kidding!!! Its pretty sick for people to insinuate that I would wax my daughter’s eyebrows. They are thick, natural and amazing!” Because, apparently, that joke needed explaining. Let a girl live!
5. Kourtney Kardashian’s shady vacation competition with Scott Disick
Let’s be honest, aren’t we all a little bit tired of hearing about Scott Disick? He doesn’t deserve Kourtney, and he has proven (time and time again) that he’s basically a disaster of a human being. He proved the oldest Kardashian sister right, again, when they both took separate vacations that ‘just so happened’ to be in the same place. Kourt had ended things with Scott when he was suddenly seen all over Cannes, PDA-ing hard with 19-year-old Bella Thorne. It was so public that it was kind of obvious the whole thing was for publicity. Kourtney got him back in the best way, by ~casually~ being spotted in Cannes with the drop-dead gorgeous model, Younes Bendjima. They’ve been together ever since. Isn’t being happy and drama-free the best kind of clap back for a Drama King like Scott?
4. Rob randomly shading Kim
In one of the most bizarrely hilarious clap backs from the Kardashian family, Rob decided to call out Kim via his now-deleted Instagram. If you recall, he posted a nude picture of Chyna without her permission (yikes), and once released Kylie’s number to the world after a fight, so Rob’s no stranger to causing a whole lot of conflict on social media.
In this case, he posted a picture of Amy from Gone Girl, covered in blood, with the caption: “This is my sister Kim… the bitch from gone girl.” If you’re confused, so was everyone. This was during the time when Rob was pretty much invisible, and hiding from the public eye. According to Kim, he just posted it to get her back because they were in an argument. Either way, comparing your sister to a conniving, manipulative murderer? The shadeeeeee!
3. Caitlyn shading her daughters
If you didn’t already know, the relationship (or lack thereof) between Caitlyn and the Kardashian side of the Kardashian-Jenner empire is tense, to say the least. They pretty much don’t speak anymore, and after about two years of back-and-forth, it seems she’s been all but excommunicated from the family.
Basically, Caitlyn had said a bunch of less-than-flattering things about the way she was treated by Kris in particular, while Khloé went on the record to say that almost all of it was bullsh*t. However, it seems that Caitlyn got the final word in an interview with Piers Morgan. When asked about why she hid her gender reassignment surgery from her family, she stated: “Because I didn’t want them to leak it to the press. There was no reason for them to know about it… Of course not — of course I didn’t trust them.” That’s kind of a brutal burn towards people you claim to want to bury the hatchet with. But alas, we, the public, can’t get enough of it clearly!
2. The rest of the Kardashians sh*t-talking Caitlyn
While Caitlyn may have had the last word in this feud, that hasn’t stopped the Kardashians from publicly calling her out whenever they get the chance. The sisters (and Kris) have spoken at great lengths about Caitlyn on Keeping Up, as well as shows like Ellen, Howard Stern and The Hollywood Reporter. One of the harshest comebacks (obviously) came from Kris — they’re exes after all. Come on, you’ve never said something shady about your former love? When asked about Caitlyn’s claim that the idea for Keeping Up was actually hers, Kris clapped back with: “It’s so absurd, I’m not sure what the motivation was for her to say something like that. Maybe somebody should remind her it’s called Keeping up with the Kardashians.” Fair enough, TBH.
1. Kim calling out the President of the United States
The Kardashians have typically remained almost-silent when it comes to their political views, something they’ve long been criticized for. However, Kim seemed to have finally reached a breaking point after one of Trump’s tweets about Hurricane Maria. Rather than stating some sort of plan for aid, he tweeted: “To the people of Puerto Rico: Do not believe the #FakeNews! #PRStrong.”
Kim replied, stating: “They don’t have power to watch the news!!! Please stop tweeting & golfing while people are dying! Please step up & help!” Because apparently, we live in a world where the Kardashians can give valid political commentary. That’s our favorite kind of Kardashian diss though — the ones that actually mean something!