Ever since Rob Kardashian’s social media tantrum against Blac Chyna in the sort of out-of-control early morning rant that we usually associate with a man much older and more orange, Blac Chyna’s been getting a lot of attention.
Surprisingly, she’s been pretty selective about how much she’s spoken to the public, but she does do interviews from time to time.
In her new interview, she’s trying to focus
Blac Chyna has spoken about this before, first breaking her silence on Good Morning America after her nudes were distributed without her consent.
Now Blac Chyna sits down with People and speaks about moving forward from the Rob Kardashian scandal.
First, she speaks about moving forward.
“I’m not going to take something that happened to me in the past into my future.”
Good luck with that.
Like, that’s the dream that everybody who’s been through a bad situation has.
But it’s not always possible.
The specter of this will follow her for a long time, unfortunately.
(Though we suspect that she’ll make the best of it)
“First and foremost, I’m going to make myself happy because once I’m happy, then Dream can be happy and then King can be happy and then everybody else around me can be happy.”
It is good that she’s talking about her kids, King Cairo and Dream, who are both super adorable.
Blac Chyna says that she and Rob broke up in late 2016, so they’ve been coparenting for a long time.
Amazingly, Blac Chyna still wants to coparent with Rob, as if he would be a good influence on Dream!
But some people hold onto the idea that kids need both parents.
Blac Chyna also addresses the lingering topic of revenge porn.
(As we’ve mentioned, Rob Kardashian could face revenge porn charges — though Blac Chyna may want to work out an out-of-court deal)
“Words are words, but once you start posting actual pictures, then that’s just not right. It’s actually against the law.”
She’s absolutely right in that revenge porn photos are illegal.
But we shouldn’t dismiss words, especially from celebrities over social media.
Words have a lot of power, too, and can do a massive amount of harm.
She then goes into something that we’ve all talked about before — that the issue here isn’t nudity, but a lack of consent.
“If I [were] to go and do a very artsy, high-end photo shoot exposing my breasts, that’s my choice. This is my body. It’s my right.”
She’s absolutely right.
Revenge porn would be still be illegal even if she were a porn star, folks.
Just like how deciding to spend or donate money doesn’t make it okay for someone to steal from you. It’s not complicated.
“Once somebody else does it, it’s just not right. I’m hoping that somehow, some way, this will let [more people] know, ‘Don’t do it.’”
True — it’s pretty clear that Rob Kardashian wasn’t thinking when he went on his social media tirade.
Just like he wasn’t thinking when he tried to slam Kris Jenner with a transphobic tweet about Caitlyn Jenner.
(Rob Kardashian is so gross, you guys)
Maybe putting a spotlight on this bad situation will make some other people think before they upload, you know?
Blac Chyna talks about why she’s come forward to discuss her experience.
(You know, aside from the obvious “well everybody keeps asking” thing)
“I just want to voice my story — voice what’s real — because at the end of the day, the person next to me could possibly be going through the same thing.”
That’s the weirdest thing about stories of victimization.
When one person talks about revenge porn or sexual assault or abuse, you never know who else in the room may have gone through the same thing.
“For people to actually look up to me really means a lot. These types of things, they happen every day.”
She’s right about how often it happens.
Remember, there was that whole revenge porn epidemic that the FBI itself struggled to combat.
It wasn’t until 2013 that new laws were written to address the specific, vile phenomenon.
Because for everyday men to distribute an ex’s photo to so many people.just wasn’t possible before the existence of the internet.
“A lot of women, they don’t address it.”
That’s true — some try to move on without ever calling out the person who wronged them.
But she has some advice for people who go through the non-celebrity version of her experience.
“See it, recognize it — but don’t be tainted by it. Just be strong and positive.”
That’s bland advice … but it’s also good advice.
If we listen to what Pilot Jones has said about Blac Chyna, we might assume that Blac Chyna is just playing the media for sympathy.
But … even if she is some kind of manipulator, she didn’t make Rob Kardashian do what he’s done.
All of that really did happen.
So … we’re not going to pretend that Blac Chyna is sweetness and light.
But that doesn’t mean that she wasn’t the victim of something awful.
It’s hard to resent her for doing what she’s doing now — making the best out of a bad situation.