Remaining silent is a tried and tested method they’ve used for years.
By now you’ll definitely be aware that Khloé Kardashian’s boyfriend and baby daddy, Tristan Thompson, has been accused of cheating on her.
Since the news broke, the Kardashians have remained completely silent on the subject, despite being active on social media.
Well, I hate to break it to you but it’s highly unlikely that any of the Kardashian/Jenner family will directly and publicly address the allegations.
You might recall that towards the end of 2017, we were all losing our damn minds over the reports that both Khloé Kardashian and Kylie Jenner were pregnant. For months the pair refused to confirm or deny the news.
And when other family members were asked about the reports, they refused to answer as well.
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But then Kim let us in on a secret – over recent years the family have implemented a media management strategy to deal with the constant reports about them.
Speaking on The Ellen Show, Kim said: “OK, I’m gonna break it down. This is how it works in the family. When there are lots of rumours, we have these family group chats and we threaten each other’s lives if we speak for the other one.”
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She went on to reveal that the crux of the strategy was never speaking on behalf of other family members.
Kim said: “We just decided that so much goes on, and that we respect each other’s right to speak for themselves. So, I will speak about myself, and hopefully they can come out and address whatever rumours they might have.”
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The family will eventually speak out, but only when the reports have been confirmed by the person concerned. And it’s a method they’ve been practicing for years.
For example, back in 2014/15, the Kardashians refused to comment on the constant speculation that Caitlyn Jenner was planning to transition until she had publicly come out as transgender.
When Kim was asked about the reports live on air a full three months before the coming out interview she said: “I think everyone goes through things in life, and I think that story and what Bruce is going through, I think he’ll share whenever the time is right. I feel like that’s his journey to talk about.”
When reports about Kylie Jenner using lip fillers persisted for an entire year, multiple family members including Kim and Khloé deflected questions on the subject until Kylie confirmed the rumours herself.
Here’s a run-down of all the deflections.
After reports suggested that Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick had split up after 10 years together, the family remained silent for a full three months until the episode of KUWTK in which she ended the relationship aired.
Kris Jenner was the first to break the silence three days later, saying: “Scott’s doing good. I talked to him today. He’s always gonna be a part of our family, you know.”
When news of Kim Kardashian using a surrogate was leaked months before she was ready to announce it, none of the family said a word.
And of course, most recently, the family refused to confirm or deny Khloé’s pregnancy for three months until she announced the news via a personal Instagram post.
Similarly, the Kardashians kept Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy a secret for seven months. They only commented after she’d announced the news, released a video charting her pregnancy and revealed her baby’s name.
So unless Khloé addresses these allegations herself, it’s unlikely that the rest of the Kardashians will either.