Kris Jenner, the founder of the entire Kardashian dynasty, disclosed that she’ll be changing her last name back to Kardashian after over 24 years as Kris Jenner during a deleted scene from Sunday night’s episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
In the deleted scene, Kris announces the surprise on daughter Khloe Kardashian while in the car together, asking about getting reservations for their favorite Mexican restaurant.
“I call the manager usually and I say, ‘Hey! It’s Kris Kardashian,'” Kris said in the video.
“Your name isn’t Kris Kardashian,” Khloe responds.
“I’m going to change my name back to Kardashian,” Kris says before a shocked Khloe replies, “Why? You haven’t been that in over 24 years.”
“I was that before you were that,” Kris explains. “I was the original Kardashian.”
The “momager” of the family certainly has her qualms about things, but as soon as she announces her plan, Khloe points out the obvious, saying how it is “insulting to [her] two daughters”. As a matter of fact, she’s right. According to Hollywoodlife.com, Kendall and Kylie are furious and upset with their mother because her change her name back to Kardashian is selfish. After the divorce from the newly transgender Caitlyn Jenner, the daughters feel weird about their mother changing their name because they’re asking themselves, “why now?”
However, her absurd response references her ex-husband Bruce’s name change to Caitlyn Jenner, responding with, “If Bruce can change his name to Caitlyn, I think I’m good.”
Her daughters have a right to be concerned, because it is selfish for their mother to all-of-a-sudden change her name because it “doesn’t sound right”. Sure, Bruce did change his name to Caitlyn, but that was because he was having a change in identity. Although now her views about gay marriage certainly befuddle most people, even when she was given a Nobel Prize for Courage. But Kris changing back to her maiden name is not reasonable because there is not real purpose to that. It’s arrogant. Her entitlement as a famous Hollywood star, along with the rest of her family, makes her believe she can do whatever she wants without any consequences.
Sure, the change in name creates headlines for her popularity, as if her daughter Kim Kardashian’s porn videos weren’t enough. However when people change their names, they change their names for their identity. For some, this is a very intimate part of themselves, because a change in name changes the way people look at you. For those in the transgender community, a name change could mean everything. It could be the final release of years living in an identity that was never theirs. It could be the final touch of freedom they need to be themselves in a world where names and how people identify one another are everything. So, for Kris to change her name just because she wants to or has the capabilities to do so is a complete disrespect not only to her family, but to the many people that have identity issues throughout their lives.