Kim Kardashian's Friend Jonathan Cheban Insults Naya Rivera In Rude Post That Makes Things Worse
Well, I guess we should take this as proof that the rumor of Naya Rivera slut shaming Kim Kardashian over her Paper magazine cover was true? Otherwise, this feud escalated quickly for absolutely no reason. On Tuesday, a Naya Rivera fan Twitter posted a screengrab of a comment that Rivera had left on Kardashian's Instagram claiming that her cover was inappropriate because she was a mother. Kardashian didn't respond and Rivera gave no further indication that the comment had ever been made — but on Thursday Khloe Kardashian tweeted in support of Kim's cover. Or rather, she tweeted someone else's support of the cover. Kim's friend Jonathan Cheban fired back at Rivera in a blog post that got downright rude.
"After a year-long tour of impersonating Kim, she decided to come out of her shell and make a real statement about Kim‘s Paper cover (which has to be one of the hottest, if not the hottest cover all year). As expected, she’s getting some press and when all else fails, use Kim," said Cheban in a vicious post on his blog, The Dishh. "I’m personally disgusted that after badgering Kim all year and trying to hang out and do business together, she goes and tries to make a statement like this... Paper is one of the artsiest magazines and has a legendary reputation for being creative and edgy. Who the f*** is Naya to throw in her meaningless comments?"
Khloe tweeted a link to the blog post with the three monkey smilies representing see no evil, speak no evil, and hear no evil — which either implies that this is why Kim has yet to make any kind of response to the diss from Rivera or that Cheban's post contains all that there is to say. Hopefully, the latter interpretation isn't the correct one, because Cheban also includes in his blog several pictures of Kim and Rivera side-by-side to imply how Rivera has tried throughout her entire career to look as much like Kim as possible.
Listen, one can debate all day whether or not Rivera has been copycatting the Kardashian clan throughout her career, but, to me, that doesn't really matter. The Kardashians are style icons and constantly being talked about, even if it's for something as minuscule as bleaching their eyebrows. I'd be surprised if more celebrities weren't trying to emulate their fashion in some way. However, Rivera has yet to confirm that she ever left that comment and, even if she did, Cheban's post was the wrong way to go about responding to the diss. Comparing Rivera to the film Single White Female and decrying her actions as attention-seeking is pretty low when a simple, calm statement about how what Kim does with her body is not Rivera's call to make would have gotten the point across just as well.
Hopefully, this is as far as the feud between Rivera and the Kardashians goes. Even better, I hope that Rivera comes out and reveals that the screengrab was a hoax and that she never left that comment on Kim's Instagram. The idea of women slut shaming other women is very disappointing to me and Rivera has plenty going on in her own life without having to take time out of it to body police Kim Kardashian.