Kourtney Kardashian, being super hot and famous, took to Instagram on Monday to bare her famous assets in a floral high-cut thong bikini from Dolce & Gabbana (shop a similar look here).
Casually kneeling on a grassy knoll in full swimwear (giant straw Sensi Studio hat included), the 39-year-old turns to the camera mid-laugh. “Don’t be shady, be a lady,” her caption reads.
Well, at least one person failed to take the caption’s advice to heart: Kourtney’s boyfriend, Younes Bendjima.
In a since-deleted comment, Bendjima threw shade for days, writing, “thats [sic] what you need to show to get likes?”
Umm, excuse me, Younes? Why you gotta be so rude to the hardworking mother of three?
And OK, aside from the obvious slut-shaming of his comment, can we discuss the hypocrisy? Not only does Bendjima, 25, have more than a few shirtless ‘grams of his own (which Kardashian fans have mercilessly trolled), but it’s hard not to notice an interesting trend in regard to the number of likes on his own photos … To spell it out, yeah, he also shows a bit more skin "to get likes."
Rumors of Kourtney and Younes’s budding romance began to circulate last May. Ahead of the influx of Kardashian-Bendjima press, Younes’s Instagrams did well (in some cases netting more than 50,000 likes), but after Bedjima was branded as Kourtney’s boyfriend, it became a whole new game. His Insta popularity rose significantly, and his first photo with Kourtney grabbed a whopping 261,000 likes. His most recent 'gram, of him and Kourt in Italy, got his highest like-count yet at 356,000.
Younes, are photos of Kourtney Kardashian what you need to show to get likes?
According to an anonymous source cited by People, Bendjima has never been comfortable with Kourtney's skin-baring Instagram posts.
“He never liked that she posted sexy pictures of herself on social media," the source revealed. "He doesn’t want his girlfriend to do that. He gets that it’s her job, but wants her to post more covered up picture."
According to said source, this is hardly a new issue. "[Younes] has always had a problem with this. This is the stuff they argue about and what made them split in the past.”
Since he deleted the comment and there's no official split (yet), perhaps Bendjima had a change of heart?
Update 7/19: Unsurprisingly, Kardashian does not seem thrilled about Bendjima's comment.
According to an E! News source, Kardashian wishes he hadn't posted it at all. "Kourtney doesn't appreciate Younes posting his feelings in a public forum and being impulsive," the source said. "She's frustrated that he continues to get upset about it. She isn't going to stop doing what she's doing and feels like he needs to understand and deal with it."