After catching flak for defending Kylie Jenner’s relationship with Tyga, something came to light about Khloe Kardashian. She once called her own relationship with an older guy disgusting!
Khloe Kardashian, 30, spoke in Complex magazine’s August/September 2015 issue about how she totally supports Kylie Jenner, 17, and her controversial relationship with Tyga, 25; she herself slept with older guys while in her teens. Her opinion with met with some disbelief — and even more, now that a 2010 interview with Joy Behar has surfaced in which Khloe called her own relationship “disgusting.”
Khloe appeared on The Joy Behar Show and explained an excerpt from her book, “Kardashian Konfidential,” about how she lost her virginity. Her anguish is apparent as she describes a toxic relationship with an older guy — much different than the Khloe who happily defended Kylie and Tyga.
“I felt the need to put that in [the book] because I have little sisters,” Khloe said. “And my situation was not a good situation. I was 14 years old and I was dating an 18-year-old boy, which now I look back and I think that’s disgusting. But then I thought I was really cool and I was dating an older guy, and I just felt cool. Basically, I got pressured into having sex — I wasn’t ready — I barely knew my own body. I felt like if I didn’t [have sex with him] I would not be cool or this guy wouldn’t want to talk to me anymore.”
It’s strange, now, that she’s okay with Kylie dating Tyga after going through such a traumatizing experience. You would think that he would send off her alarm bells! Joy interjected in the 2010 interview to call her situation “statutory rape,” and she agreed. Later that same day, Khloe visited The View and said that dating someone older wasn’t a “normal thing.”
“I think little girls, teenagers, my sisters need to know; Don’t let anybody pressure you, it’s not worth it,” Khloe said. She was being a protective big sister back then, but when she spoke to Complex, she had a much different idea in mind: “But again Kylie is not a normal 17-year-old. You’re not gonna say, ‘Hey, so what are you doing this weekend?’ and have her say, ‘Having a slumber party at my girlfriend’s,’ or ‘Going to prom,'” Khloe said. “That’s not what Kylie does. Kylie is taking business meetings and bought her first house, or she’s going on a private plane with Karl Lagerfeld to take a meeting. That’s not even what people do in their 30s. It’s a rare circumstance, so let’s treat this as a special case.”
Special case? That’s not what the Khloe of the past would have said. Maybe times have just changed? HollywoodLifers, do you think Khloe is being hypocritical?
— Samantha Wilson