The Kardashians are no strangers to controversy, hate and bad press. Not only are they bashed for supposedly having “no talent” but the famous family is also thought to carry a significant “curse”.
Rumor has it, the family has an aura of evil that drives men insane and into ruin. As far as history goes, it’s safe to say each man associated with this family has suffered a dramatic fall from grace. But are Kim, Khloe and Kourtney really to blame? Their haters seem to think so.
Kanye and the “Kurse”
The latest man to allegedly fall victim to the “Kardashian Kurse” – as they put it – is none other than Kanye West. Kim Kardashian’s husband was recently hospitalized for ‘his own safety’ after “sleep deprivation and dehydration” got the better of him. The rapper was deemed mentally unstable by many after ranting and raving during his latest leg of concerts. After two years of marriage to leader of the gang, Kim, it comes across as though Kanye has finally been hit by the Kardashian Curse – or so they say…
But Kanye isn’t the only man to supposedly crack under Kardashian pressure. The record of men that the family have “ruined” is vast.
- Lamar Odom
- Scott Disick
- Rob Kardashian
- Caitlyn Jenner
Let’s start with Lamar Odom. Khloe Kardashian’s ex-husband had a crack cocaine-induced stroke at a brothel in 2015 which left him in a life-threatening coma. Thankfully, Lamar made it through but it hasn’t stopped the haters from saying he’d fallen prey to the Kardashian Curse.
So who else is supposedly a victim?
Scott Disick. The father of Kourtney’s children and regular partaker in Keeping Up With the Kardashians has had a publicized struggle with alcohol and drugs. He even checked into rehab in 2015 to battle the problem but it eventually led to a break-up with Kourtney.
At one point, Scott even believed the Kardashian Curse was real. He was told by a psychic on KUWTK:
“The cards talk a lot about a load of negative energy… Everything that you try to do, you have a tendency to have many obstacles in front of you. To answer your question, I would probably say you do have a curse.”
Another infamous man who has apparently been hexed by the so-called curse is a Kardashian himself. Rob, the only son of Kris Jenner has publically battled depression and weight gain. It took an engagement and baby with Blac Chyna to snap him out of his funk and lead a happier life. Was Robert born into the curse?
Sounds ridiculous, right? You know what’s even crazier? There’s a theory that Bruce Jenner was also hit by the Kardashian Curse. Kris Jenner’s ex-husband came out as a transgender woman in 2015, declaring that she had dealt with gender dysphoria since she was young.
So is the Curse real?
Of course not! Firstly, it’s despicable for people to claim that the Kardashians “changed” Bruce Jenner. That disrespects her lifelong struggle with gender identity as well as the entire trans population – because it argues that gender transformation is an “illness” and that is NOT okay.
The day Kanye was admitted into hospital, was the anniversary of his mother’s death. And let’s not forget that his wife was gagged and robbed not long ago. Kanye is clearly going through a tough time.
Taking a look back at Kanye’s most controversial moments, it’s clear he hasn’t always been the calm and collected kinda guy. Maybe he isn’t “doomed”, perhaps his psychotic break is just a coincidence and a matter of bad timing…
What about the other men?
Lamar Odom had a tough childhood and a heroin-addicted father. That’s not it. In 2006, his six-month-old son died from sudden infant death syndrome.
The Kardashians didn’t change any of these men, they were each already fighting their own battles, before they even met a Kardashian girl.
Perhaps it’s the heavy spotlight that the Kardashians attract that made Kanye, Scott and Lamar’s issues a ticking time bomb. This is especially apparent to Rob. The reality TV-star has even admitted that the cameras following him was pressurizing.
Scott lost both his parents within three months in 2014. As an only child, it makes sense that Scott suffered from huge emotional stress which led to the consumption of alcohol. There isn’t a “curse” to blame.
While it may be funny to assume that the Kardashian Curse is indeed real, I have to convince you, it really isn’t. Kanye, Scott, Lamar and Rob’s breakdowns are simply a matter of coincidence and personal experience – there’s no witchcraft or wizardry involved. Want to fight me on it? Start a conversation in the comments below and don’t forget to vote in the poll: