Kardashians forced to answer controversial questions during media training

Kylie Mar
Host & Producer, Yahoo Entertainment

This week on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kim Kardashian thought it would be a good idea to put her family through media training to help them answer controversial questions. “When I did media training, it was so helpful for me just to be aware of the things I’m saying,” said Kim. “So I just don’t think the answer is to retreat. You have to be prepared that someday you might get asked a question that you don’t want to answer, and you should just — instead of getting flustered, you should just be really prepared for it.” Even though Kris, Kourtney, and Khloé seemed to be a little skeptical at first, the women sat down with Clarity Media Group to discuss what makes them uncomfortable in interviews.

During the session, the women were put through mock interviews during which they were forced to answer questions about things they don’t normally like to talk about. Kris Jenner was asked, “Looking back, were there signs that Bruce, at the time, wanted to become a woman? Did you turn a blind eye?” Kris responded, “No, I don’t think I turned a blind eye. I think I just didn’t have the whole truth of what was going on in his life.” She then explained that it wasn’t until she read Caitlyn Jenner’s book that she found out her children were keeping Caitlyn’s secret from her, and said that she didn’t feel resentful about it. “It just makes me really sad, because I’m a protective mom. I would do anything for my kids. And had I known what some of the things they were experiencing, especially Kendall and Kylie. … I mean, it just broke my heart, you know, hearing some of that stuff,” revealed Kris.

The tables were then turned on Kendall Jenner, and she was asked about her controversial Pepsi ad. “I think it was definitely a huge learning lesson. There were a lot of things that were blinding me. There were a lot of people I had faith in. There were a lot of things I had trust in,” admitted Kendall.

Kris and the girls then had to watch their interviews as they received constructive criticism, which wasn’t easy for Kendall. When one of the consultants suggested, “I think maybe tackle this a little bit more directly. Here’s what I would do differently.” Kendall snapped back, “Well, it’s such a difficult question because it is hypothetical, and that’s not what happened.”

Fortunately, in the end, the women admitted that they learned a lot from their media training and seemed to feel a lot more prepared should these types of questions come up in the future. “We live our entire lives in front of the whole world,” said Kris. She continued, “Questions like this are gonna keep coming for as long as I can foresee, so it really does help to have some skills under my belt to be able to help just convey what I’m trying to say.”

Keeping Up with the Kardashians airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on E!

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