Kris Jenner went on The Hollywood Reporter‘s “Awards Chatter” podcast to talk candidly about her family, her “haters” and O.J. Simpson.
“After that initial shock of, ‘What’s going on,’ I just felt like I knew, probably, what had happened,” Jenner says, alluding to her belief that O.J. killed Nicole.
Nicole Brown Simpson was one of the 61-year-old reality star’s closest friends.
Jenner also addressed her daughter Kim Kardashian’s sex tape and rumours that she and Kim may have planned its release for publicity, which she calls “offensive.”
“Of course it’s nonsense,” Jenner says. “You know, haters are gonna hate. People are gonna come up with the most ridiculous things.”
The release of the tape was “one of the most horrific things that we, as a family, went through,” Jenner said, calling that period in their lives “devastating.”
All that scrutiny has led Jenner to growing a thicker skin.
“I’m a lot softer than you would imagine,” she Jenner says, elaborating: “It stings sometimes when somebody says, ‘You’re so fat,’ or ‘You’re too old to be on social media,’ or ‘You look awful in that outfit’ – like, such silly, stupid things. You’re going, ‘Really?’ I’ll call up Kim and go, ‘Do I look that bad in that picture? Do I look fat?'”
“But I think the most hurtful thing is when people will say, ‘Oh, you’re just managing your kids – you’re getting money from your children’ or your family or whatever,” Jenner adds. “I’m thinking, ‘Well, hell yeah! I mean, I’m trying to create a business here, and nobody has their best interest like I do. We all love working together and we love our situation. Why don’t you go worry about your own situation and go get a job yourself?'”
Jenner has harsh words for all the bullies out there. “The Internet is a crazy place,” she says.
“There’s a lot of really miserable, unhappy, terrified, angry, bitter, nasty people out there that don’t have jobs or are hopeless or depressed and sad,” Jenner says. “And they can be a big, fat, important bully by going online and typing a really ugly statement to someone else that they’ve never even met before, that has feelings and a heart.”
Jenner explains she comes from an era of acceptance and peacefulness: “I thought, ‘Wow, what happened to just you know, ‘give peace a chance’? What happened to the ’60s?!'” Jenner adds, “I’m from a different generation – I’m, like, vintage.”