Let me preface this post by saying that I loathe celebrity gossip and couldn’t care less about these people’s drama. But this is not a gossip post. I want to address something specific about the Jordyn Woods/Tristan Thompson situation. I haven’t kept tabs on all of the headlines concerning this faux earth-shattering news.
What I know about this situation is that Jordyn Woods, who is Kylie Jenner’s best friend, was reportedly seen making out with Tristan Thompson, Khloe Kardashian’s baby daddy, who may or may not be also be Khloe’s man at this point. Take note of the wording here, because we will come back to this later.
However, I did watch Friday’s episode of Red Table Talk in which Jada Pinkett-Smith gave Jordyn Wood an opportunity to speak her piece on what really happened between her and Tristan Thompson. According to Woods, she ended up at kickback at Thompson’s home as is customary in L.A. nightlife culture. Woods also accepted responsibility for being at Thompson’s house in the first place, although she says she wasn’t aware at first of whose whom she and her friends were headed to. Having been young once and an occasional party-goer, I can definitely see this happening. You’re with a group of people you know and you’re going with the flow. Nothing unusual about that.
Jordyn says nothing happened between her and Tristan until. . . .the next morning as she was leaving the house, he kissed her on the lips. Jordyn says she tried to forget it and pretend it hadn’t happened. What I want to know why no one is offering this young lady support in the aftermath of being violated. Because that is exactly what happened. Even the folks who are on her side are only concerned with clearing her of sleeping with Khloe Kardashian’s half-in/half-out boyfriend. We are completely glossing over the fact that this man put his lips to hers totally without her consent. He didn’t ask for, nor did he receive consent to touch her sexually in any way. In a situation such as this, what do you do? Jordyn Woods did what most women would have done. She got in the car and went home as originally intended. Little did she know that someone would maliciously scandalize what was a violation of her person.
This happens more often than women talk about or even care to talk about. I have personally experienced this twice in the past three years. On two separate occasions with two different men, I’ve been caught off guard with a kiss on the cheek that I did not want, nor was I asked if it were ok to do so. One guy waited until I was turning away. The other grabbed me tightly in a bear hug that I couldn’t get out of while he planted a kiss on my cheek. Needless to say, I never talked to or saw either of those men again. There is not very much you can do when the deed is already done, but to be blamed, ridiculed, and threatened for it certainly adds insult to injury. It’s disgusting.
Now let’s go back to my earlier comment about Jordyn reportedly being seen making out with Tristan. Wording and framing are very important, and this is how the media has been framing the story, rather than saying Tristan was seen making out with Jordyn. The wording matters. Tristan Thompson, a known and confirmed cheater being protected, whether because he is a man or because he is Khloe Kardashian’s man or both. Either way, that is also disgusting. I did a little research (because again, I don’t keep up with celebrity gossip) and found out that Khloe herself started dating Tristan while he was still with his very pregnant girlfriend at the time. Reportedly, Khloe had said she was “just having fun with him” at the time and had been told he had a pregnant girlfriend. So did she expect him to be Man of the Year? Did anyone expect him to be Man of the Year? Supposedly, Tristan has “privately” admitted to something. It’s not clear exactly what. Of course, the word of a habitual liar and cheater holds major weight, right? Tuh!