The Kardashian family fortune is based solely in gossip. Even though Khloe Kardashian does not appear to share the same biological father as Kim and Kourtney, she is nonetheless a de facto Kardashian. Everything they do: their TV shows, business ventures, fragrances, books, clothing lines—everything!—is successful because people gossip and speculate about their lives. So it was a bit of a surprise when Khloe “Kardashian” wrote a scathing blog post against the tabloids. They might go overboard sometimes, or talk about things most humans consider sacrosanct, but it’s her living! Without tabs, the Kardashian empire would fall. It’s a nice image, isn’t it?
“It is disgusting that they continue to print these false stories,” Khloe wrote of the tabs. “Anyone who pays attention to these things can easily see the incredible bond that everyone in my family shares. I’m happily married to a wonderful man and fall in love with him more and more each day, and we’ll have a baby when god wants us to and when the time is right. These blatant lies are distasteful and shameless.” Burn!
Kris Jenner added two cents in her own blog post, promising, “You all know us so well by now, and trust me, if we have something to say or announce, we have no problem shouting it from the rooftops!” But we still wonder—why wouldn’t Khloe just undermine tabloid credibility once and for all by either (1), discussing her baby plans and fertility in one of her many interviews, or (2), get a simple paternity test to prove once and for all that she’s Rob Kardashian Sr.’s daughter?
This entire outbursts reeks of Shakespeare—as in, The lady doth protest too much, methinks. The Kardashian family can promise to be more solid than ever, but actions (and photos) speak louder than words, and the evidence against their Leave it to Beaver (but with sex tapes and Playboy spreads) image is piling up. Do you think Khloe is lying—why would she? Is her personal life hanging by a thread, or are tabloid rumors and gossip doing more damage than we could ever expect?