'KUWTK' Season 18: Kourtney Kardashian's toxic relationship with her sisters forced her to quit the show
Although Kourtney claims she left 'KUWTK' for privacy and to spend more time with her children, there maybe more than what meets the eye
The premiere episode of Season 18 of ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’ saw things take an ugly turn when Kim and Kourtney Kardashian got into a physical fight. While we are used to seeing the sisters occasionally get into arguments, things never got as violent between the two siblings before. Hence it would be an understatement to say that we were shocked to see the Kardashian sisters throw fists at each other, we even saw Kim slap her older sister across her face in the pilot episode.
There is more to this fight than what meets the eye. Although Khloe and Kim wonder what riled their older sister so much considering they were discussing about Kendal’s work ethic. Kourtney vents out some of her frustration in her confessional when she says that it was years of pent up frustration and angst that tipped her to resort to such behavior. Just prior to their fight, Kim questions Kourtney’s work ethics by saying that Kourtney “doesn’t care much” about her work. This triggers the Poosh founder enough to confront Kim for having misconceptions about her and her work. Kourtney can be heard saying that Kim has a narrative in her head about how she doesn’t do enough, which isn’t fair.
The sneak peek for the upcoming episode of ‘KUWTK’ shows the aftermath of the fight between the sisters. Kourtney yells at her sisters, “Do you think I want to come into this negative environment with you guys every f--king day? Like, it's torture." As the oldest Kardashian sister breaks into tears Khloe intervenes and questions Kourtney how they got to this situation. Still simmering with rage Kourtney snaps at her sisters saying she’s done with them and their attitude and also reveals that they are fine with her when the cameras aren’t around. At this point, Kim demands that Kourtney should leave. Kourtney walks out saying she’s stuck in a “f***ing trap”.
Later in the confessional Kourtney shares, “I don't understand why there's all of this judgment about the way that we each want to live our lives. We should be accepted for what we each want to do and it's not a positive environment for me want to be in the environment every day when I feel like they're so critical of me."
"I think I just reached my point of not being able to tolerate it anymore," she adds.
After watching the clip it is clear why Kourtney decided to leave the show. Although, in the past she claimed that she needed “privacy and space” and wanted to spend more time with her children, which may be the case, but the tipping point for her might have been seeing how the dynamics between her sisters and her have changed over time. Khloe, who was once very tight with her, overnight shifted sides and is now Kim’s strongest ally, and often teams up with Kim to bully Kourtney.
This must be very hard for Kourtney considering how she feels that her sisters never have her back when she needs them Like in the previous season when she made it very clear that she wasn’t comfortable sharing every aspect of her on the show, Kim and Khloe criticized her heavily. Several fans felt that it was very hypocritical of Kim considering how she has managed to keep her marriage to Kanye off cameras for the most part, but was hell-bent on Kourtney discussing her personal and dating life on the show.
So it comes as no surprise that Kourtney has finally decided to leave the show after constantly seeing her sisters turn their back on her when she needs them.
Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ Season 18 airs Thursday nights at 8 p.m. ET on E!