Speaking on a panel at the Homecoming Festival in Lagos, Nigeria, Sunday, Woods explained that when she was accused of breaking up Khloé Kardashian’s relationship with Thompson she encountered bullying.
“My little sister was bullied in school, and I wanted to show her that I was bullied by the world,” Woods said. “I understood for the first time what it’s like being a Black woman — in a just society, how we can be so disrespected and nobody can really understand to that extent until you have lived it.”
In response to her remarks, some social media users haven’t been the most sympathetic.
“So Jordyn Woods said now she understand what it feels like to be black women in this society, SIS so you just became black when you cross the kardashians, what race were you before?”
“So when she was associated with the white ppl her race wasn’t a factor. Now that she’s disassociated her race matters? Oh? Ok.”
Still, there were some who gave Woods some credit.
“That’s her truth. Growing up surrounded by people of means and privilege may shield someone from the the realities of black womanhood. But the experience of being scorned and being called n— by randos online may awaken something. She may not fully get it but it’s still her truth.”
“This is not hard to believe. Remember subtle things may click until a major event. I have spoken on this in regards to children of color born into wealth.”
This is not the first time the 21-year-old has opened up about the February incident, which spelled the end of her longtime friendship with Kylie Jenner. Woods appeared on “Red Table Talk” in March and discussed her side of the story. She dismissed rumors that she slept with Thompson and said he was the one who kissed her when she left the house party in the early hours of the morning.
She did, however, acknowledge that she sat on the arm of a chair that Thompson was sitting in. Video of the incident also showed the duo holding hands.
“He didn’t try to take me to a room,” Woods said on the Facebook Watch show. “We were all having a good time. … Because there’s so much history involved, I wasn’t thinking right. I take responsibility for that.”