Inside The Kardashians’ Feud With Chloe Grace Moretz
The Kardashians just might be the family with the greatest number of high-profile celebrity feuds in America (perhaps, even to rival the Trumps?). Their most publicized beef was the 2016 battle of Kim Kardashian and husband Kanye West versus Taylor Swift that abruptly ended the trio’s brief truce. Long story short, Swift denied being made aware of a West lyric that went, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that b**ch famous,” according to Rolling Stone. In July 2016, Kardashian released a series of self-filmed Snapchat videos that showed Swift apparently giving West her blessing of the lyrics over a telephone call. However, Swift was arguably vindicated in March 2020 when a Twitter user released the omitted parts of Kardashian’s videos that appeared to exonerate Swift.
Of course, the Kardashians are also a family whose famous feuds even include their own in-fighting. Us Weekly reported an April 2017 interview with Andy Cohen on Radio Andy on SiriusXM in which Caitlyn Jenner confessed that stepdaughter Khloé Kardashian has not spoken to her “in, like, two years.”
So where does actor Chloë Grace Moretz fit into this tapestry of Kardashian enemies and frenemies? Read on to relive all of the times the relatively uncontroversial star has ruffled some Kardashian feathers… and the sometimes-questionable ways some family members have responded.
Chloë Grace Moretz shaded Kim Kardashian's nude selfie
The drama began in March 2016 when Kim Kardashian turned heads for sharing a full-frontal nude selfie (with only black bars censoring her more delicate areas) on Twitter. Her arguably glib caption read, “When you’re like I have nothing to wear LOL” did not amuse Chloë Grace Moretz. The Kick-Ass star responded on the social media platform, writing, “I truly hope you realize how important setting goals are for young women, teaching them we have so much more to offer than just our bodies.” Kardashian apparently took personal affront to the comment, snidely jabbing back, “let’s all welcome @ChloeGMoretz to twitter, since no one knows who she is. your nylon cover is cute boo.”
Sparking a debate of the thin line between the female body positivity movement and the equally propulsive slut-shaming culture, the two celebs’ exchange resulted in Moretz explaining her words to Glamour in May 2016. “That picture wasn’t linked to body confidence… It was done in a slightly voyeuristic light, which I felt was a little inappropriate for young women to see,” she said, justifying her tweet as a legitimate concern for the message it sent about female self-esteem. “I would hate for young women to feel they need to post certain photos in order to gain likes, retweets, favorites, and male attention…. It’s not about body shaming.”
Moretz versus the Kardashians seemed to reach a stalemate for a while, until…
Khloé Kardashian seemingly body-shamed Chloë Grace Moretz
After Kim Kardashian posted her supposed “proof” on Snapchat of Taylor Swift lying in July of 2016, the Twitter-sphere was ablaze was gossip and discussion… and Chloë Grace Moretz had enough, People reported. “Everyone in this industry needs to get their heads out of a hole and look around to realize what’s ACTUALLY happening in the REAL world,” she tweeted, followed up with, “Stop wasting your voice on something so petulant and unimportant.” This was five months shy of the 2016 presidential election, after all.
Khloé Kardashian, seemingly personally offended by Moretz’s words, escalated the banter to a new level with her response, per People. The oldest Kardashian sister reached for the jugular in a since-deleted tweet that asked Moretz, “Is this the a hole you’re referring to @ChloeGMoretz ???” She included two photos — one of a bikini-clad Moretz taken from behind and the other of a different woman she believed to be Moretz (but wasn’t). The woman in question posed with her bikini bottom completely pulled down.
Clearly, Khloe wasn’t thrilled with Moretz. So how did Hollywood respond? Keep on scrolling to find out.
Celebs rushed to defend Chloë Grace Moretz
Chloë Grace Moretz took the high road to Khloé Kardashian’s questionable response, simply writing back, “Fact check: first photo is me filming my movie Neighbors 2, the second photo is some girl who was wrongfully photographed.” Many other celebrities called Khloé out for bullying (and ironically, attempting to body-shame) a younger woman, People reported.
Actor Ruby Rose was one such voice, tweeting, “Yo Khloe I thought you were rad when I met you but this is awful and this is a 19 year old girl.” She continued on her defunct Twitter feed, “Nobody likes being bullied or made to feel worthless. Yet so many people will go above and beyond to make others feel that way. Singer-actor and friend of Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, made a plea on her Twitter echoing Moretz’s original sentiment to redirect attention back to more important issues at hand, writing, “Truth is, last thing we need right now is hate, in any form.” She added, “This industry is so disappointing yet the most influential smh.”
For her part, Khloé Kardashian claimed cyberbullying was not her intention, tweeting back to Moretz’s defenders that she merely has “an animal instinct to protect and defend my family.” Perhaps Khloé has seen, in hindsight, that her response was just a tad — to put it mildly — out of bounds.
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