The recent episode of “The Kardashians” was charged with an intense exchange between Khloé Kardashian and her mother, Kris Jenner, spotlighting underlying issues in their professional relationship.
Amid the tension, the two clashed over Kris’s approach to managing Khloé’s career. The conflict surfaced after Kris proposed that Khloé should start a podcast, praising her as witty, insightful, and engaging. However, Khloé raised concerns about the potential risks, citing an example of a hypothetical slip-up while discussing her stepdad, Caitlyn Jenner, which could lead to severe backlash despite being unintended.
Khloé criticized Kris for what she perceived as a lack of consistent support and follow-through post-contract signings, leaving her to grapple with multiple mismanaged projects. She lamented being left to her own devices, without a reliable management team, resulting in sleepless nights and unattended responsibilities.
“I never feel like there’s people that are looking out for me. I have to do it all on my own,” the Good American founder added. When Kris disagreed, Khloe added, “I’m never f**king heard. We put a band-aid over a bullet hole.” Her mother responded she wanted her to do something in her heart. “I don’t have a lot of things in my heart in general these days,” Khloe replied matter-of-factly. A new episode of The Kardashians airs on Hulu every Thursday.
Expressing her frustrations, Khloé confronted Kris about the absence of sustained attention and effort after initial deals were made, feeling the strain of their dual relationship as mother and manager. In her candid confessional, Khloé drew parallels between herself and her mother, noting their mutual desire for control but also recognizing the impossibility of Kris single-handedly managing everything without neglecting some responsibilities.
Kris’s claims of unfairness and promises to build a support team around Khloé did little to assuage her doubts, with Khloé expressing distrust based on past experiences where her needs seemed to be sidelined.
The conversation escalated as Khloé strived to convey her distress, reaching a tipping point where she accused Kris of trivializing her grievances and not truly comprehending the depth of her concerns. Khloé’s outburst reflected a deep-seated exasperation, feeling unheard and inadequately supported.
Kris attempted to assuage the situation, stressing the unhealthy nature of the dispute, but Khloé’s dissatisfaction was apparent. She reflected on camera about her coping strategy, which involves setting minimal expectations to avoid disappointment — a protective measure shaped by past letdowns.
Kris, in her confessional, expressed her discomfort with the confrontation, emphasizing her commitment to problem-solving and her wish to uplift Khloé’s spirits.
The episode concluded with a weary acknowledgment from Khloé, voicing a general lack of passion in her current state of mind, hinting at a deeper malaise beyond just the professional realm.