Kylie Jenner has revealed her theory about the infamous 'Kardashian Curse'
With news that Kylie Jenner is on course to become the youngest "self-made" billionaire in history - and the fact that "breaking the internet" has become the Kardashian Klan's modus operandi in recent years - you'd assume that every one of them had been a patron saint in their past lives.
However, winning the genetic lottery, and having the proverbial money tree in your backyard does come with its drawbacks. There's the fact that Kourtney Kardashian's 65 million followers frequently mom-shame her for posting risqué bikini snaps, and who can forget that Kylie Jenner was forced to keep her pregnancy a secret following months of non-stop tabloid speculation.
However, these are things that can be expected when it comes to fame - a curse, on the other hand - is something that is wholly unique to the Kardashians.
The "Kardashian Curse" posits that any man who comes into contact with America's most famous family will end up in ruins. The people of the internet have theorised that the "curse" is to be held responsible for any and all of the Kardashian mens' personal issues; there's Rob Kardashian's weight gain, Lamar Odom and Scott Disick's substance abuse, and of course, Kanye West's 2016 breakdown.
The theory was even given some airtime in season 12 of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. In one episode, Scott Disick went as far to visit a spiritual medium in an attempt to rid himself of the curse. Naturally, Kim and Kourtney weren't best impressed, and branded the idea of there being a Kardashian curse "offensive".
Now, Kylie Jenner has addressed the "curse", and her thoughts on the matter are interesting to say the least.
In an interview with GQ that was published yesterday, it was suggested that the reason for the curse lies in the fact that the men in the Kardashians' lives just weren't "built" for the level of celebrity that comes with being associated with Kim and Co.
"People say you and your sisters destroy the men in your lives. But my theory is, maybe it's just extremely difficult to fly this close to the sun. You were built for this level of celebrity – Travis and the other men weren't," the interviewer asserted.
And Kylie agreed. "That's exactly what it is. They come and can't handle it," she responded.
"For all the news stories... I get over them so fast. Trav, for example, he's like: "Wait, but how do you just get over this?" He gets more angry about things. It's not just him. It's Jordyn [her best friend] who I've seen affected. It's everyone around us that aren't used to it. I know these stories aren't going to matter, so don't even let them affect you, you know? I think you're correct, but it's not just men—it's friends, it's people who come and just don't know how to handle it. It's the negative. There's a lot of people who love us, but there's also a huge handful of people who don't like us."
Who's surprised? Though being a Kardashian promises influence and countless brand endorsements, there's a lot more to being in the public eye than money.