Kim Kardashian Says Her Clapback at Tyson Beckford’s Body-Shaming Comment Wasn’t Homophobic

Kim Kardashian Says Her Clapback at Tyson Beckford’s Body-Shaming Comment Wasn’t Homophobic

Kim Kardashian West is explaining last week’s war of words with Tyson Beckford.

The model had earlier taken it upon himself to comment on a picture of Kim Kardashian and called her “botched.” Obviously body shaming isn’t cool, but neither was Kim’s clapback, which many have called homophobic. Kim responded, “Sis we all know why you don’t care for it.” The mom of three faced serious backlash online after her clapback, with many fans accusing her of implying that he’s gay.

Discussing the dust-up during a radio interview Thursday morning, the reality star turned makeup mogul stood by her decision to defend herself against Beckford’s bullying.

“Really, dude? Like, you’re going to body-shame me? Like, okay. Okay. Okay, sis. You’re going to body-shame me?” she told Big Boy on Real 92.3. “People were sending me stuff on his page, he keeps on going and going and going, and I’m just like, dude, that’s so female lame to me. That’s just lame to me. And for anyone to say that I am homophobic with the comment of saying sis? All my best friends are gay, I support the community, I love the community, they love me, that has nothing to do with this.”

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Following Kim’s clapback, Beckford took to his Instagram to deny the Kardashian’s insinuation that he is gay. But this isn’t the first time he has had to deny the speculation. Beckford, 47, addressed rumors about his sexuality in an interview with BET in 2009.

“I work with GLAAD, I work with Gay Men’s Health Crisis — I work with all of that. It’s just I’m a straight man who got a little bit of style so they just say, ‘He’s gay,’” he said.

“My cousin is gay and I love him to death. I have more fun hanging out with him than I do my straight friends because he’s got style, he’s got flavor. I can take him shoe shopping with me and my girl, we know we’re getting the best advice,” he added. “To me, it’s like the best of both worlds. As soon as people see me, ‘Oh, he’s gay.’ I’m like, well, I don’t have that much flavor. I got flavor but I don’t have that much. I love my gay brothers and sisters.”

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  1. Delle
    August 12, 09:41 Reply

    You know, I can believe your not being homophobic without you playing the ‘I have people who are gay as friends’ card every other time. Why do they always do this? It’s exhausting abeg.

    There are other salient reasons you can give to defend yourself as to not being a homophobe but if you think telling us that you’re not homophobic only because you hang out with members of the community, then I’m not sorry for sometimes thinking it’s baloney.

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