Does Kim Kardashian have a "white savior complex"? Twitter users seem to think so.
On Sunday's midseason finale of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, audiences got a closer look at the aftermath of Tristan Thompson's alleged infidelity. Back in February, the NBA star was accused of cheating on Khloé Kardashian with Jordyn Woods, the former best friend of Kylie Jenner. The episode documented the family's reaction to the scandal, and the ways in which they felt betrayed by Thompson and Woods.
"We know Tristan's an asshole who keeps repeating the same behavior," Kris Jenner said. "I've always thought of [Woods] 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."
In one part of the episode, Kim, Khloé, Kylie, and Kourtney hop on a group phone call to discuss the situation, specifically Wood's involvement. The following ensues:
Khloé: "[Jordyn] was like, 'I love you. My loyalty is always to you.'"
Kim: "What are you talking about, 'My loyalty is to you?' That’s the biggest contradiction ever."
Khloe: "It is, but even for Jordyn to know all I've been through with Tristan ... literally, my heart is in my eyeballs."
Kylie: "Yeah, that's how I feel right now."
The fact that the conversation seemed so focused on Woods, rather than Thompson, rubbed many viewers the wrong way. Then Kim decides to take things to a new level by bringing up Woods' family and dismissing her accomplishments.
"Kylie, she provides for her whole family off of what you have given her," Kim said on the call. "And the disrespect of, just, like, she has to know that there's a problem."
Since becoming friends in middle school, Woods and Kylie appeared to be inseparable. Woods not only lived with Kylie, she also appeared on the family's reality shows and had her own Kylie Cosmetics lip kit. There's no denying Woods' friendship with the family gave her many opportunities, but Kim's condescending comment was not overlooked. Many Twitter users quickly blasted Kim for appearing to have a "white savior complex" and reminded her that she, too, received opportunities from friends and exes.
You can check out some of the reactions below.