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Top Controversies of Kim Kardashian


The legend of controversy, Kim Kardashian, has a grist for the gossip mill no matter what the fuss is about. In fact, Kimberley Kardashian is more famous for her controversies than her show biz. According to Forbes, Kim is an official billionaire, who has garnered a huge fortune through her businesses, KKW beauty and SKIMS shapewear. 

On the other hand, Kim was born to an affluent family, whose late dad was a legal team member of O.J.Simspson case, and her mother, Kris, an American businesswoman. So, Kim’s dawn of her life was certainly not a rags-to-riches story, but indeed a happy-go-lucky relationship with celebs. 

Initially, she worked as a personal assistant for Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, Rob Lowe, Serena Williams, and many other big names. And now, as we can see, she no needs any introduction. Well, you might ask, what made Kim Kardashian very famous? Well, it is not her marriage with Kanye West, nor her reality show, but her controversial life that was put forth on the internet. To be more specific, Kim’s notorious career indeed skyrocketed following a huge controversy in 2007. That being said, here are the top controversies about Kim Kardashian, that had the world at her feet. 

Sex Tape with Ray J

Top Controversies of Kim Kardashian
Kim with her ex-boyfriend Ray J

You might not believe me, but Kim Kadarshian had featured in a 41-minute pornographic film entitled, Kim Kardashian, Superstar back then. The video was taken during Kim and her then-boyfriend, Ray J’s vacation time in Mexico in 2002. Kim was celebrating her twenty-third birthday at that time. It was Ray J, who handheld the camera while having intercourse with Kim. However, Kim sued Vivid Entertainment for invading and releasing their privacy, and after seven months of trial, she dropped the charges by settling for $ 5 million. And yes, that is how Kim Kardashian’s fame originated with the E! Show ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’. 

Covers Turkish Cosmopolitan on Genocide Day 

Top Controversies of Kim Kardashian
Turkish Cosmopolitan

Kim is not only an American but also Armenian. So, here the fuss is about Kim’s feature in Turkish Cosmopolitan covers. Well, speaking of her nationality, on April 24th, 1915, Turkish people committed genocide on the Armenian people. However, Kim clarified that she had no idea that the cosmo was also featuring her in the Turkish version. As a result, Kim Kardashian became the scapegoat. 

Black Face 

Top Controversies of Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian Blackface

In 2019, Kim was once again under fire for her dark skin makeup in a magazine cover shoot. Blackface is a form of makeup used on non-black people to look like black. So, when she posted her photoshoot on social media, the comment section was bashing her for her negligence and for devaluing black culture. On the other hand, Kim apologized and claimed that the lighting was the reason for her dark-skinned photoshoot. Well, there are some more top controversies linked to the name Kim Kardashian, continue reading for that!

Skim maternity 

Top Controversies of Kim Kardashian
Skim Maternity

In 2020, Kim launched a maternity shapewear line for pregnant women to feel more comfortable and easy during their maternity days. However, the concept faced an immense negative reaction, as it promoted compression shorts and smoothing materials for pregnant bodies. Besides, Kim went all the way to explain that the materials are not to shrink the bodies but to relieve the pain caused by swelling after giving birth. 

Kimono shapewear

Top Controversies of Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian Bodywear brand

Before officiating her Skim Shapewear brand name, Kim actually planned to name it Kimono, but as you already know, this eventually, put her in the center of the controversy. Following this, people accused her of cultural appropriation, specifically of lacking Japanese culture knowledge. The kimono is a representation of the beauty and elegance of Japanese culture. And many Japanese fans, including the Mayor, don’t want to deal with something that markets shapewear rather than cherishing the real essence of Japanese culture. Subsequently, Kim understood the seriousness and that is how the name Skims was born.

Vampire facial

Top Controversies of Kim Kardashian
Kim in Keeping up With Kardashians

The vampire facial, also known as Plaletet-Rich-Plasma (PRP), is one of the most expensive and painful facials in the world. It is done by injecting your own blood under the skin using small needles. Yet, the painful procedure is very popular in Hollywood, as it uplifts your face, besides giving a glam and tight face. And yes, Kim Kardashian underwent this $2000 facial in 2013 and later regretted doing it. In the same year, Kim sued the doctor for using her name to promote his business.  

72 days of marriage

Top Controversies of Kim Kardashian
Kim and her ex-husband Kris Humphries

Kim and Kris Humphries were actually married to each other for seventy-two days, followed by a nasty divorce. Kim met Kris for the first time at a basketball game. Eventually, the couple dated and got engaged for the next seven months. In one of the episodes of Keeping Up With Kardashians, Kris popped the question with a $20 million and 20.5-carat ring. Sooner, the couple got married in an intimate ceremony on 20th August 2011. And in October 2011, Kim filed for divorce stating irreconcilable differences as the reason. 

Inappropriate pictures on Instagram

Top Controversies of Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian

Well, the origin of Kim’s controversy is indeed from the pictures, she posts on social media, especially on Instagram. From posting her scandalous Chanel Bikini to being completely topless, Kim has stunned every one of us in one way or another. Besides, she was also criticized badly for her blatant editing and photoshop failure.  

Kim and Taylorians feud

Top Controversies of Kim Kardashian
Kim and Taylor Swift at the 2015 Grammys

It all started at the MTV VMAs 2009, when Kim’s ex-husband, Kanye West abruptly interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech. And this feud went on for a decade, especially after Kanye’s Famous diss track got released in 2016. Which, Kanye pointed out that he is the reason for Taylor’s fame. However, the catfight between Kim and Taylor finally ended with Kim answering that Taylor’s songs are very catchy and cute to listen to. 

Kim as Virgin Mary

Top Controversies of Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian as Virgin Mary

Kim’s love for Virgin Mary is readily perceived in many circumstances. And on one such occasion, was Kim’s Kimoji as Virgin Mary. In 2017, Kim shared a few emojis to hype her fans regarding the release of her new merch. The emojis, included an ass tray, fireweed socks, and unexpectedly, a candle of virgin mary with Kim’s face on it. As a result, many people slammed Kim for her disrespect toward the Catholic religion. 


Yet there are more to add to Kim Kardashian’s controversy list, and, these are the top ones. Kim and her family have been in the entertainment field for more than a decade, and still persisted to make the most of their careers with lots of ups and downs. Even if you google Kim Kardashian right now, there is always something new popping up in the news about her. 

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