Some people believe that Khloe Kardashian is cursed. And no, that's not some horrible euphemism for Khloe's pregnancy.
It sounds silly enough to us, but it's enough for fans of Tristan Thompson's sports team to urge him to break it off with his soon-to-be baby mama.
Do you believe in the Kardashian Curse?
Khloe and Tristan have been an item for a while now.
Khloe is, of course, a reality star.
Tristan Thompson is a basketball player. (Basketball being the kind of sportsball where the players are tall and the ball is orange)
Some fans have noted that Khloe is
Earlier this year, someone -- apparently a Cleveland Cavaliers fan -- tweeted their response to an article that suggested that Khloe and Tristan might wed, writing:
"Nah fam @khloekardashian we good on yalls curse."
Khloe saw the tweet and decided to clap back:
"Only stupid people believe stupid rumors."
We wouldn't really characterize a "curse" as a rumor. A superstition, perhaps? Or a misogynist way to place the blame for male failures at the feet of a woman.
Khloe says that she's not responsible.
"Please don't give me that much power."
Please do not give Khloe any kind of power, folks.
And then Khloe got a little confrontational:
"Lol fool that you are."
Random tweeters aren't the only ones who seem to sincerely believe that Khloe Kardashian represents some malediction that effects Tristan's entire basketball team.
Also, this year, a sports fan created a petition for Tristan to end his relationship with Khloe.
According to Sports Illustrated, the petition read:
"It is almost that time of year again -- where we prepare for our long trek back to the NBA Finals."
Our research tells us that there are some major basketball events during the spring, making us wonder if 2018 will see a similar petition to this one.
"However, this year as the defending champs, we’ve been in sort of a funk."
That happens to anyone, as individuals or as a group.
All of that was perfectly rational, right up until:
"And it all has to do with the Kardashian Curse."
The petition's text continues:
"One of our most beloved athletes, Tristan Thompson, has taken it upon himself to date Khloe Kardashian and by doing so, invited the curse into Cleveland."
That's quite the claim.
"The curse has been ruthless to the Cleveland Cavaliers."
Perhaps, their players haven't been doing so well. Or opposing teams' players have been doing very well.
Or, you know, a curse.
"The curse is nothing new however -- it has plagued professional athletes such as James Harden, Lamar Odom, Kris Humphries, and now our beloved TT."
Doesn't every team on the planet have their good days and bad days, though?
We don't see the Kardashians as wielding, um, supernatural power over athletic competitions. Which would be a weird power to have.
"This is no coincidence. This is the Kardashian Curse in play. And it needs to end now."
Obviously, that petition was a little tongue-in-cheek. We hope.
Even if you believe in curses -- and we won't tell you what to believe in that regard -- surely there would have to be an actual reason for the curse.
Like, if this were all based on the belief that Khloe stole a rock from a sacred mountain and now her lovers are cursed to professional failure, we'd be like "okay."
Not necessarily believing in that cause-and-effect, but we'd understand the story that the person was telling.
Similarly, if somebody argued that Khloe or Tristan had been actively cursed by someone -- maybe cursed by Azealia Banks, for example -- we'd get it.
Even so, we don't buy that Khloe's cursed. She's rich and healthy and pregnant with her lover's child.
Besides, nobody who looks this good modeling fishnets while pregnant could be cursed, right?