10 Kardashian Controversies That Made Headlines

Ra'eesah Manack
Jul 26, 2019
10:30 A.M.
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"Keeping Up with the Kardashians" has been on TV for over a decade. Fans of the show have seen the family grow up and evolve over the years. Of course, it also means they have watched the infamous family deal with more than one scandal over the years.


Considering that the Kardashians were launched to fame in the most scandalous way possible, it's no secret that they live for drama. From Kim's infamous tape that brought them fame to Kylie’s lips, the Kardashians have made the headlines more than once.

Here is a list of ten Kardashian events that made headlines and left even the biggest fans stunned.


1. Kim's 72 Day Marriage

Kim and Kris Humphries relationship was a whirlwind. They started dating in 010 and were engaged by May 2011.

They tied the knot by August 2011. However, the most shocking their relationship was when Kim filed for divorce at the end of October 2011. They were only married for 72 days.


2. Kylie’s Lip Fillers

For months of people speculating that Kylie Jenner was getting fillers to change her lip shape and plump them up and she evaded admitting it. In 2015, Jenner finally opened up about the procedure. 

On an episode of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," Jenner, 17, said:

"I have temporary lip fillers, it's just an insecurity of mine and it's what I wanted to do." 


3. Kendall's Pepsi Commercial

Kendall Jenner is one of the least dramatic family members. She is known for avoiding scandals and family issues. However, even the model once found herself in the middle of a storm after she starred in a Pepsi ad.

The commercial implied that sharing a Pepsi could solve problems unfortunately it emulated a moment from #BlackLivesMatter protests. Kendall received major backlash for her involvement as many felt it was insensitive to the movement.


4. Tristan's Cheating Scandals

One of the most shocking events to rock the Kar-Jenner household was Tristan’s cheating scandals. Twice Tristan was caught cheating on Khloe Kardashian.

the first time he was caught just before Khloé gave birth to their daughter, True. The second and more recent time was when he admitted to cheating on Khloé with her little sister Kylie’s best friend, Jordyn Woods. 


5. Kendall Promoting #FyreFestival

The Fyre Festival was a fraudulent event that hired the world’s most famous models to promote the event. One of the models caught in the scandal was Kendall Jenner.

She had posted a now-deleted promotion for the festival as part of their campaign. The post landed her a lawsuit for misrepresentation. The fake festival was major news and both Hulu and Netflix have made documentaries about it.


6. Kylie's “Self-Made” Billionaire Debacle

In August 2018 Forbes featured Kylie on the cover of their magazine. They dubbed the young makeup mogul "the youngest self-made billionaire."

However, a lot of readers to disagreed and both Forbes and Kylie received major backlash as a result of the phrase. Critics pointed out that Jenner was not self-made as her fame and wealth stem from her families popularity and TV show.

“Does Forbes know what ‘self-made’ means?” asked one fan online.


7. Scott Disick Dating Sofia Richie

Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick dated an on and off for years. They even share three children together.

However, when they finally called it quits for good, Scott Disick moved on and began dating then 19-year-old Sofia Richie. Fans were stunned since there is a 15 year age gap between the new lovebirds.


8. Rob Cheated on Adrienne Bailon

Adrienne Bailon was  Rob Kardashian's first high profile relationship. They started dating in 2007 and were together for two years.

Adrienne later claimed in a tell-all interview that they broke up after Rob cheated on her. Rob confirmed her version of events on an episode of KUWTK by admitting to cheating on her.


9. Kim's Braids

Over the years, Kim K has gained a reputation for appropriating black culture. From doing her hair in cornrows and to her infamous boxer braids, she had received major backlash for her choices over the year.


10. Kendall and Kylie’s Biggie and Tupac Shirts

In 2017, Kendall and Kylie launched new products as part of their clothing line. One of the new releases was shirts with Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac likeness on them.

The girls received massive backlash as fans criticized the sisters for disrespecting the legendary rappers. Even Notorious B.I.G.’s mother spoke up which led to the sisters pulling the shirts from their store.