Kris Jenner is facing backlash after a scene from the new The Kardashians episode showed her yelling at her driver.
Kris and Khloé Kardashian were travelling to New York to support Kim Kardashian ahead of her Saturday Night Live gig, and while on the way Kris abruptly asked for a private moment with Khloe so they could Facetime Kourtney Kardashian’s fiancé-to-be Travis Barker.
Kris urged Khloe to get off Facetime with her daughter True, who she shares with Tristan Thompson, and asked the driver to leave their car so they could discuss the urgent private matter.
The 66-year-old momager politely begins: ‘Sir, can I ask you to leave us alone for five minutes?’ before yelling ‘Close the trunk!’ to the driver.
Stepping in to chastise her mother, Khloe said: ‘You’re yelling at a f***ing guy,’ although Kris just shouts ‘close the trunk’ again over Khloe’s complaints.
At this point, Khloe stepped in and rolled down her window to politely address their driver
‘Excuse me, sir, would you mind closing the trunk for a minute? Thank you so much,’ she said, before turning to her mother and saying: ‘It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it.’
Kris quickly dismissed Khloé with an ‘I know’ before moving on to the urgent news that Travis was planning on proposing to Kourtney.
However, fans’ annoyance at Kris’ behaviour overshadowed the excitement of the proposal.
One wrote: ‘Just watched the new episode of #TheKardashians – Kris Jenner yelling at the car driver to close the trunk, very rudely… her privilege just jumped out that behavior is so yucky, to talk to someone like they’re beneath you… so cringe!’
Another penned: ‘This is embarrassing, and I never tweet this stuff but I’m watching The Kardashians and the way @KrisJenner told the driver to get out and rudely yelled for him to close the trunk is just disgusting.’
One person wrote: ‘The way Kris Jenner rudely demanded the driver get out and close the trunk reminded me why I quit the service industry. Having money does not mean you can treat people like that honey.’
Another fan did praise Khloé’s reaction to her mother’s behaviour, writing: ‘Khloe telling her she was rude I did like though, for all the s*** she gets she’s always been the most down to Earth.’
The recent episode was the start to behind-the-scenes gossip about Travis’ lavish proposal to Kourtney, which viewers will get a peak into during the rest of the series.
Fans will also get a look at the breakup/drama between Kim and her now-ex Kanye West, as the new series is more documentary style than the original Keeping Up With The Kardashians show, and is set to take us right up to the current Kardashian-Jenner events.
Metro.co.uk has contacted Kris Jenner’s representatives for comment.
The Kardashians is available to watch now on Disney Plus, with new episodes streaming every Thursday.