Khloe Kardashian's Chloe Grace Moretz Tweet Is Totally Out Of Line No Matter How You Look At It — UPDATE
Just in case you thought Sunday night's epic drama between Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, and Taylor Swift would be left between just the three of them, there's now concrete proof of just how impossible that idea is. In case you were asleep (and also live under a rock with no Internet access) while everything went down, Kim shared the legendary video of Swift talking to West about his song "Famous" over the phone on Snapchat, and basically all hell broke loose from there. Before long, various celebrities started weighing in, which is pretty typical when something huge like this happens. But then, the whole debate went dangerously off course. Khloé Kardashian called Chloë Grace Moretz out for her tweet on the situation, and even though she was clearly trying to defend her older sister, she was totally out of line. Update: Kardashian has commented on her tweet to Moretz. She wrote in a series of three tweets: "I’m the last person to bully but have an animal instinct to protect and defend my family. Refrain from commenting on my family and OUR business (and I will do the same). Now I hope everyone has a magical Monday! May peace be with you all.)
Earlier: And one of the craziest things about this? Nothing Moretz said was actually offensive. Shortly after the now infamous Snapchat videos went live, Moretz tweeted that there are more important things the world should be worried about right now, and that those who have a big audience (read: Kim Kardashian) should use it to speak up about things that matter. Pretty harmless tweets, and not once did she mention anyone by name.
But even though Moretz was just sharing her opinion — and in a pretty tame way at that — it didn't take long for Kardashian to come in with the clapback. She tweeted a photo of Moretz in a red bikini next to another photo of a blonde woman in a similar swimsuit. Except in the second photo, the woman — who Kardashian seemed to assume was also Moretz — is on someone's back in the ocean, and whoever is holding her up unfortunately moved her bikini bottom so her butt is visible. "Is this the a hole you're referring to @ChloeGMoretz???" Kardashian tweeted alongside the photos.
There are so many issues with a tweet like this, but the first one: According to the actor herself, it's not even Moretz in the second picture. It's a total stranger. And the first bikini pic? It's not Moretz in her daily life, it's from while she was filming a scene for Neighbors 2.
As someone who is usually a huge fan of Kardashian, I am pretty disappointed by her response. Moretz's tweet wasn't really even directed at anybody in particular, so it's not like she was directly calling Kim out. And even if she had, it doesn't make what Kardashian tweeted any more appropriate. It's not OK to use photos like that against someone, even if they are the person in the picture. And after how often Kardashian and her sisters have been the victims of slut shaming, it's even more surprising that she would do something like this to someone else. I get that the Kardashians and Moretz have had beef in the past, but even so, this is uncalled for.
Moretz is a 19-year-old woman who was just sharing her opinion on social media, and she didn't deserve to get shut down this way. In fact, no one does. I definitely understand wanting to have your family's back, but there was no back to be had here. It's disgusting that Kardashian would share a photo of a woman caught in a vulnerable moment like this, and it's just as much of a bummer that she has kept the tweet up even after Moretz corrected her, so this situation sucks all around.
Here's hoping Kardashian realizes the error of her ways, because Moretz deserves an apology for this one — and so does the poor woman who's been made part of this argument without consenting. Maybe one day we'll live in a world where an unfortunate beach photo won't be used as fodder to take someone else down on social media? Anything's possible.