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Kim Kardashian Is Being Accused Of Having A "White Saviour Complex" After This Comment About Jordyn Woods

"Tells you everything you need to know about her white saviour complex."

Hello, hello. I'm sure you have heard about all the ~drama~ currently surrounding the Kardashians following the midseason finale of their show Sunday night.

The episode charted the fallout from Khloé Kardashian's split from Tristan Thompson after he allegedly cheated on her with Kylie Jenner's best friend, Jordyn Woods.


Shortly after the news broke in February, Jordyn gave a tell-all interview in which she claimed that Tristan had kissed her as she left a house party, but said no further intimacy occurred.

There were numerous revelations in the show, including Tristan telling Khloé that Jordyn had "sat on his lap" as they got "handsy" and eventually "made out" at the house party.


She said: "He answered my questions and I got more details — that everybody left the party and Jordyn stayed, that she was sitting on his lap, they were all over each other, they were handsy, they made out."

Khloé also claimed that Jordyn had "never once apologised" to her for the incident and instead had tried to "downplay" her actions.


Khloé said: "She's downplaying the situation, she's saying, 'It wasn't intimate; it wasn't sexual', and that wasn't at all what she said on the phone to me originally. I'm not saying things can't happen. I'm the most understanding person ever. But Jordyn has never once said sorry. She doesn’t have to be afraid of me. I’ve spoken to her with love."

Meanwhile, Kris Jenner called Tristan an "asshole" and said she felt betrayed by Jordyn, whom she considered "another daughter".


She said: "We know Tristan's an asshole who keeps repeating the same behaviour. I've always thought of [Jordyn] as another daughter. It's really tough when you go through a major betrayal. It's hard to believe that Jordyn was involved in this, and I'm so disappointed in Tristan. I feel heartbroken for Khloé. She really wanted this relationship with Tristan to work."

However, one of the most divisive moments came when Kim Kardashian made this comment about Jordyn owing her fame and wealth to Kylie Jenner.


For anyone who doesn't know, Jordyn and Kylie have been friends since middle school, with the pair working and living together over recent years. Kim's comment presumably referenced the fact that Jordyn was a regular on Kylie's reality show and has collaborated with her on products for Kylie Cosmetics. At another stage in the episode, Kim made a point of stating that not only had Khloé "supported and trusted" Jordyn but "employed" her too — as a model for her clothing range in 2016.

Many people called the comment "demeaning" and "outrageous".

While others suggested it was "a clear indication" that the Kardashians were expecting Jordyn to be heavily criticised and lose her career as a result of the scandal.

One person called the words "unforgivable".

Others accused Kim of having a "white saviour complex".

And some people said that this was particularly problematic considering the family's long and complex history of cultural appropriation as well as Kim's recent work on prison reform.

Jordyn's family is friends with Will and Jada Smith, people said, and so they had money and connections before meeting the Kardashian/Jenners.

Others argued that while Jordyn's friendship with Kylie made her "well-known," they did have a genuine bond.

And many others said they weren't surprised about Kim's comment, since she did once tell Kourtney that she'd "bought [her] a career".

However, some people did side with and defend Kim.

Representatives for Kim Kardashian and Jordyn Woods have been contacted for comment.

Ellie Woodward is a deputy news director for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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