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People Are Really Mad At Kim Kardashian's Defence Of That "Homophobic" Clapback

"Really dude, you're gonna body shame me? All my best friends are gay. I support the community, I love the community."

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Just over a week ago, Kim Kardashian found herself at the centre of criticism following an Instagram interaction with model Tyson Beckford which some people branded homophobic.

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The whole thing started when The Shade Room captured two comments left by Tyson on this photo of Kim making her way to an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The first said he "didn't care for" her outfit and the second criticised her body.

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Tyson was widely criticised for his second comment, which many people perceived as body-shaming.

Kim then saw his comments and decided to leave one of her own.

However, the comment didn't go down well. Many people saw it as an insinuation that Tyson is gay, and criticised Kim for using this as an insult.

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Others accused her of perpetuating damaging stereotypes of gay men as effeminate by using the word "sis."

And some accused her of attempting to "out" Tyson with her use of "sips tea" emojis.

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Tyson even went on to release a statement in which he denied being gay, but maintained that he's an ally of the LGBT community.

Train 5-6 days a wk,weights Martial Arts and Firearms and I defend those can’t defend themselves! I support LGBT 🏳️‍🌈,even though I’m not Gay. It’s just the Human thing to do.… https://t.co/CvBeNOXw57

Well, Kim has now addressed her comment, saying that while she usually ignores criticism, she chose to clapback in this instance because of the body-shaming.

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During an appearance on Real 92.3, Kim said:

Really dude, you're gonna body shame me? Like, OK. OK, sis. When I choose to clap back, I don't do it to people that I know are just looking for the come up and just looking to clout chase. That is the most annoying thing. I see things all the time, I want to say something so badly, and be like: "I'll end you." But then it'll just continue so much more. With this, people were sending me stuff on his page and he keeps on going and going, and I'm just like: "Dude, that's so female lame to me. That's just lame to me.

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And she also maintained that the comment was in no way intended to be homophobic.

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She said:

For anyone saying that I am homophobic for the comment of saying "sis," I'm sorry but I'm the least...all my best friends are gay. I support the community, I love the community, they love me. That has nothing to do with this.

However, soon after the interview was released many people took to Twitter to criticise her comments.

Many people took particular issue with her using the defence of having gay friends.

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@KimKardashian bringing out her token gay friends to defend herself of being homophobic -- I'm not homophobic gay people love me 😭 https://t.co/IMvtC3ILEX

While others branded her "ignorant."

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Other people did jump to Kim's defence.

You can watch the full interview here.

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