By now, you have likely heard some of the Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s more unsavory comments. Since beginning his campaign, his cruel comments–both new and old–have continually been put under scrutiny. Besides disgusting behavior with beauty pageant contestants, Trump’s fat shaming comments on his reality show The Apprentice have also been called into question. Most recently, negative comments he made about Khloé Kardashian off-camera were brought up with the media, reigniting some of the debate surrounding both him and his show.
In 2009, Khloé Kardashian, the second oldest Kardashian child, joined the season 8 cast of Trump’s popular show, Celebrity Apprentice. The then-24-year-old was playing to win money for her charity, The Brent Shapiro Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Awareness, but was eliminated in just the season’s sixth episode, despite have a decent run on the show. When the episode aired, it appeared that Khloé was fired for not disclosing a DUI she received to Trump. But according to numerous, unnamed staffers that worked on the show at the time, this was not actually the reason for her being “fired” at all.
In fact, according to these sources, the real reason Khloé was eliminated from the show was simply because Trump did not like her physical appearance. In comments made off-camera, he reportedly called Khloé the “ugly Kardashian” and a “fat piglet.” He even complained about not getting the “hot sister”–a reference to Kim Kardashian, who ended up appearing on a later season of the show. To remedy his “dilemma” he had staffers find a more “acceptable” reason to vote Khloé off of the show, which led to the DUI issue.
It should be no surprise that Donald Trump has made such cruel, fat shaming comments. Time and time again he has proven to not care who he hurts with his words and actions and has repeatedly done questionable things. Like many people who have been subjected to Trump’s cruelty, Khloé Kardashian has chosen to take the high road, so to speak, and refuses to let these cruel comments knock down her confidence in any way. In an interview with Extra regarding the comments, Khloé declared Trump’s comments to be both incredibly immature and cruel.
It is because of these comments that she also made it clear that she would never support a presidential candidate who makes derogatory comments about any woman, especially when those comments included fat shaming or anything that can harm a woman’s confidence. Instead, she says she will support the democratic nominee, Hilary Clinton.
Khloé Kardashian has taken the power from Trump’s negative comments by showing the strength of her confidence. She refuses to let one man’s words change the way she sees herself–a valuable lesson for women across the nation. The only person whose opinion truly matters is your own; as long as you are happy and love yourself, then absolutely nothing else should matter. So, keep your chin up and never forget how truly amazing you are, and never let anyone convince you otherwise.