Khloe Kardashian faces backlash after using 'r-word' while shooting a live video

After being criticized, Khloe Kardashian posted a thorough apology for using the word while live on Instagram with her sister Kourtney Kardashian

                            Khloe Kardashian faces backlash after using 'r-word' while shooting a live video
Khloe Kardashian (Source : Getty Images)

Khloe Kardashian has apologized after she received heavy backlash from her fans and followers for using the 'r-word' while she was live on Instagram. The 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star took to Twitter to say that she was sorry for using the 'r-word". 

As a response to one of her fans who was upset at her language, Khloe wrote, "Ugh. I hate that word! Why did I even say that? You are a million percent right and I actually greatly dislike when people use that word! I will do better! I am sorry! Much love today". Khloe was responding to a fan who asked her if she would use the word to describe her daughter True Thompson if she had a disability. 

The fan wrote, "I was watching your live stream on Instagram until you said the ‘r’ word. You should pay more attention to your word choices especially since you have a huge following & don’t know who you could be offending. If [your daughter] True had a disability you would use a different word". Khloe resorted to using the r-word when she faced some technical difficulties while trying to document her morning workout with her sister Kourtney Kardashian. 

While out of the camera frame, Khloe can be heard saying, "Yes, you can, you f–king retard". As the Kardashian sisters attempted to connect their phones, a still very much frustrated Khloe could be heard saying, "Are you f–king retarded?" which is when the backlash began.  

Since the incident, the Live story has disappeared from her Instagram and many of her fans and followers seem to have forgiven her for her mishap. One fan commented saying, "I greatly respect that you apologized and truly regretted your word choice, you could have easily ignored the tweet but instead, you owned up and apologized and it shows your HUGE heart". While another added, "That is how you apologize. Own your mistake, no excuses, apologize, and do better". 

Recently, Khloe also responded to Nicki Minaj's new song 'FEFE' with rapper 6ix9ine (also known as Tekashi 6ix9ine) and, as one can expect, the song is absolutely blazing. In one of Nicki's verses, she mentions Khloe Kardashian who is very excited to be named in the song. The verse goes as follows, "He-He tryna 69 like Tekashi, call him Papi. Word to A$AP, keep me Rocky. I'm from New York, so I'm cocky, say he fuckin' with my posse. Copped me Chloé like Kardashi', keep this pussy in Versace".

Not too long ago, Khloe took to Twitter to share that she was a huge fan of the show 'Billions' and the actor Asia Kate Dillon who identifies as non-binary or gender fluid. The non-binary community prefers to be referred to with the pronouns they/them. Dillon tweeted, "Would you please say more about this? 😎" asking Khloe to talk more about their show. 

The reality TV star obliged but accidentally used the wrong prefix and wrote, "Ughhhh I was so caught off guard by Taylor’s move! Now I’m on f/*cking pins and needles for season 4! Miss Asia, you don’t disappoint 💕🦋". However, since Asia uses the they/them pronouns, the correct identifier would be 'mx' and not 'miss' as Khloe had written.

In response to Khloe's mishap, Asia wrote, "I love love love that you're so into the show! And, as a non-binary person myself (like Taylor) I use, 'Mx.' (instead of 'Miss', 'Ms.' or 'Mr.' as my prefix.). As in, Mx. Asia or Mx. Dillon. Say word? 🙏🏻😘". Khloe was quick to respond and recover from her mistake and said, "Oh my goodness! My sincerest apologies! Thank you for telling me Mx. Asia!! 💕 ok now I guess I’ll just be waiting by my TV until season 4".

According to GLAAD (formerly the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), "If you accidentally use the wrong pronoun, apologize quickly and sincerely, then move on. The bigger deal you make out of the situation, the more uncomfortable it is for everyone". 

Earlier last week, Khloe also confessed that she often thinks about getting a nose job, which is almost "every day". The new mother admitted that she would like to get her nose done but is scared about going through with the procedure. A fan commented on one of her pictures asking whether she had got her "nose done or just really good contouring". 

Khloe responded by saying, "One day I think I'll get one because I think about it every day. But I'm scared so, for now, it's all about contour". Khloe also responded to another user and said that her look was all the result of make-up. "Great contouring! We go overboard but my nose spread during pregnancy so I'm just waiting for it to go back lol," she wrote. Khloe recently gave birth to her daughter True Thompson whom she had with her partner Tristan Thompson. Khloe took to her app to reveal, "After I had True, I didn't put any pressure on myself to lose the baby weight. I just wanted to get back to my regular routine from before I got pregnant, which was working out five to six times a week. Here is where I am at currently. True turned three months old on July 12. I honestly didn't give myself a number that I wanted to lose by this time, especially since I wasn't able to work out for the first six weeks". 

"But, since then, I've lost 33 pounds! I'm shocked that I lost that much weight that quickly. I'm chalking this up to the combination of breastfeeding and being very active during and after my pregnancy. I never compare myself to other women as every woman has their own journey. We also all have different priorities in our day-to-day lives," she continued.