The Kar-Jenners are not only known for being extremely powerful women, but also strong, resilient mothers. Kylie Jenner, Kim, Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian have all faced their fair share of backlash just by willingly exposing their personal lives on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, as well as on social media. But now that they’re all moms, the negative attention has only increased. However, rather than just taking it, the reality stars consistently slam mommy shamers, proving they can’t be silenced. Keep scrolling to see the famous sisters’ most epic clapbacks.
After giving birth to True Thompson, Khloé was quick to get in shape, and many shamed her for focusing on herself now that she’s a mother. Five weeks after having her daughter, she expressed how she felt on the subject. “What I’m annoyed about is that I’ve read a couple of times on Twitter that, you know, they feel that I’m focusing too much on my body, but the truth is, I’ve worked out five or six days a week before I got pregnant and that’s my sanctuary and something I love to do,” she said on Snapchat.
In July 2018, Khloé got backlash for attending a charity event instead of staying at home to take care of her daughter. “Mommy shamers [are] at a high right now,” the Good American mogul said on social media. “I’m sick, at a charity event, and I’m getting slack [for] being here [because] I have a baby? Her dad is watching her while I’m trying [to] bring awareness [to] an amazing organization,” Khloé continued. “But either way, what’s wrong [with] a new mom letting daddy take over [for] a few hours?”
When the 34-year-old revealed she’s uses formula, fans were not having it. However, the Good American founder took the opportunity to gracefully elaborate on her decision. “Mommy shaming is real! But the truth is I’ve tried and tried and tried to breast-feed only and it wasn’t working for me,” she wrote in a tweet. “I feel fortunate that I am able to still breast-feed but with the help of formula. Breast-feeding is something I really wanted to do. Just am not fully able.”
In December 2013, Kim shared a sweet close-up of her daughter North West and fans assumed she had her then 6-month-old’s eyebrows waxed. “Do people really think I would wax my daughter’s eyebrows so young? Come on, I’d wait until she’s at least 2 1/2!” she jokingly said, before clearing things up in a second tweet. “I’m kidding!!! Its pretty sick for people to insinuate that I would wax my daughter’s eyebrows. They are thick, natural and amazing!”
When Kylie attended her first Coachella since becoming a mom, she was getting slammed for being out and about. She didn’t directly address the situation, but she did post a fun cryptic caption to one of her Insta pics. “I’m not a regular mom, I’m a cool mom,” she wrote, referencing Mean Girls.
In February 2019, Koko got attacked for her long nails because fans believed it would interfere with her parenting, and she took to Twitter to set the record straight. “It’s annoying when people talk about my nails,” she began. “Trust me, I manage just fine. The same way I take care of myself, I take care of my baby. There are more serious things to discuss. At least I would hope. Happy Monday to you.”
Right before welcoming 2018, Saint West was sick in the hospital for a few days and Kim was accused of partying, instead of staying with her son. She replied to a fan and let everyone know that couldn’t be further from the truth. “I haven’t heard this BUT lets get this straight. I did not leave my son for one minute during his hospital stay,” she wrote on Twitter. “We were there Wednesday night to Saturday. NYE WAS SUNDAY NIGHT. People came over when he was already asleep for the night! Don’t even try me when it comes to my kids.”
Kourtney is known for traveling, and while she was in a relationship with ex Younes Bendjima, she did plenty of that and sometimes without her three kids. After getting shamed for not bringing her children with her on vacation, she expressed why it’s important for her to have alone time. “I’ve definitely learned from my past relationship, where I really wouldn’t travel without the kids and I think it is important to take time — especially because my relationship is important to me and those worlds aren’t colliding right now — just making sure that I make time for both,” she said in a KUWTK episode. “I think going on a trip once in a while reminds me the importance of being present and in the moment when I’m at home, and I think it makes me the best mom that I can be.”
In 2014, Kim made headlines for cropping her then 18-month-old daughter out of a photo. “Wait is this really news that I posted a selfie & cropped my daughter out? LOL,” Kim tweeted at the time. “Her eyes were closed and I was feeling my look! Can I live?!?!”
When Fans Criticized Khlo for Cradling Her Bump too Much
Like many pregnant women, Khloé often cradled her baby bump, but even that got the fitness junkie backlash. “People are very opinionated about my bump. I choose to cradle my bump because it’s MINE,” she tweeted. “I’ve waited for this VERY short moment for YEARS. I have only months to enjoy this phase in my life, so I will touch my bump and love my bump as often as I choose. Mommy loves you baby!”
Fashion choices always gets the Kardashians criticism, especially when their kids are involved. In July 2017, Kim got slammed because people assumed she made North wear a corset, when in reality, it was just a design that made it look that way. “I would never put my daughter in a corset! It’s a dress I bought that is a cotton fabric that laces up & looks like a corset! Just decoration,” she tweeted, along with a video, which displayed different angles of the dress.
To prevent from getting mommy-shamed, Kylie jokingly made sure Travis Scott’s birthday cake, which featured the family-of-three on a rollercoaster, was a safety zone for her daughter. “That is very unsafe. I told them, make sure Stormi [Webster] has a seatbelt,” she said on Snapchat at the time.
While pregnant with Saint, trolls accused Kim of having him via surrogacy and also criticized her physique. She took to Instagram to fight back. “First they said I’m too skinny so I have to be faking it … Now they say I’m too big so I have to be faking it … SMH!” she wrote. “Some days I’m photographed before I eat & look smaller, some days I’ve just eaten & I look bigger. It’s all a part of the process. I think you all know me well enough to know I would document the process if I got a surrogate. Everyone’s body is different, every pregnancy is very different!”
After posting a sweet photo of her husband, Kanye West, and their daughter North, fans were quick to notice the 5-year-old’s straightened hair ‘do, and they expressed their concern for hair damage. Kim said she had it all under control, though. “She is allowed twice a year, on her birthday and birthday party! This pic was taken back in June on her bday,” she wrote in a quote tweet.
In July 2018, someone tagged Khlo in a really mean tweet regarding her baby girl’s appearance. Naturally, she wasn’t having it. “What self-respecting adult would even comment on a child’s appearance? What type of disgusting human being are you? It’s pathetic that you are this miserable in your life,” she replied.
Once again, Kourt got backlash about vacationing. In a bikini photo the 39-year-old posted while on a family trip, a fan suggested she doesn’t spend enough time with her kids. The mom-of-three revealed that wasn’t the case. “My son was taking the photo, and the other two were sitting at a table across from me,” she replied. “Thank you so much for your concern.”
When Koko posted a photo of True in a toy car, people were quick to say she’s raising her to be materialistic. “We read children’s baby stories everyday and we say prayers every single night, but you should not pass judgement either way. Why be so negative if you are a child of God?” she replied in the comments.
In October 2018, Kourt posted another sexy bikini photo and captioned it, “sometimes you need a day away,” to which a fan replied by claiming the TV star isn’t hardworking. The oldest Kardashian quickly came up with the best response. “Let me respond to you with all the time I have … oh wait, my attorney’s on the other line to discuss six business deals, I have a camera in my face filming season SIXTEEN of KUWTK (you may have heard of it) and I’m raising my three amazing children…God bless you and your worry about me.”
Kim often lets North play around with her makeup, and of course, that welcomes the trolls who say she’s too young to be wearing it in the first place. It’s a good thing Keeks doesn’t care what they say. “Relax mom shamers it’s coming off in a few mins. I needed a bribe to get out of the door…you feel me?!?!?!” she said in a Snapchat video about North contouring her face.
In some cases, the best clapback is to not pay them mind. Kourtney got some serious backlash for posting this photo of herself, alongside her youngest son, Reign Disick, who was wet from taking a swim. However, she remained unbothered, not giving the haters what they want. You go, girl!