Let’s slide into Khloe Kardashian’s well-heeled Yeezy Season 2 shoes for a second. Your trademark Khlo-Money wit, revenge bod and 20 million Twitter followers are the only lullaby you need to fall asleep soundly in your Calabasas King at night.
But being Khloe Kardashian also means constantly dodging paparazzi, reading stories about how you’re betrothed to that grocery store clerk who forgot to give you change and confronting the media’s rampant misogyny on a very intimate level. Fame is nice, but it also comes with a price, especially for female celebrities.
In a blog post titled “F**k This Dating Double Standard” on her personal website earlier this week, Kardashian explained what it’s like to go out to dinner and read headlines the next morning about her hot new romance, while male celebrities are pretty much given carte blanche to do whatever.
“The most annoying thing about tabloid rumors is the double standard,” she wrote. “If I’m ‘spotted’ hanging with a guy at a party — even if I’m just saying hi for a quick second — it immediately becomes a negative headline about how many guys I’m dating or how I’m getting into a new relationship. Men don’t get that reputation! They get a pat on the back. It irritates me.”
Amid her tumultuous relationship with former professional basketball player Lamar Odom, Kardashian has been linked to everyone from New York Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr. to the Houston Rocket’s James Harden.
“People have taken pictures of me and say they’re proof of something concrete. Pictures are just moments in time. They never show the whole truth,” she continued. “Sometimes I completely avoid going out in public with a new guy because I don’t want to deal with the sexist headlines. Too much drama for me!”
Saaaaaaaaay it, girl.