Fans Accused Scott Disick of Taking Advantage of the Kardashians

The Kardashian-Jenner family, having secured their spotlight thanks to Keeping Up With the Kardashians, is so famous that people in their inner circle become famous by association.

We’ve seen virtual nobodies (at least in Hollywood) become celebrities overnight after starting a relationship or a friendship with one of the family members. 

This certainly seems to be what happened with Scott Disick who, after catching Kourtney Kardashian’s eye at a party in Mexico one night, found himself a household name only a couple of years later.

Although some Keeping Up With The Kardashians viewers are loyal to Disick, some fans have just had enough of him and have even accused him of taking advantage of the ultra-famous family.

Disick wasn’t famous before ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’

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Some digging into Disick’s past has revealed that he certainly wasn’t hurting for money before he and Kourtney Kardashian crossed paths.

His family apparently comes from big money, and he had led a very privileged life which allowed for him to even be invited to the party at a mansion in Mexico where he and Kardashian met.

However, famous he certainly was not. He was an ordinary rich kid before Kardashian pulled him up from the ranks and he began to be featured in her family’s hit reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

Watching Kardashian and Disick’s relationship go through its dramatic ups and downs was surely one of the aspects of the show that most grabbed viewers’ attention. So many years later, Disick is now a household name and an important part of the series, although he and Kardashian have split. Largely because of the opportunities that KUWTK has granted him, Disick is reported to be worth an appalling $20 million.

Some fans hate Disick and think he’s taking advantage of the family

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Understandably, some fans dislike Disick and have even accused him of taking advantage of the Kardashian-Jenner family for his own fame and fortune.

In a recent Reddit discussion, a poster didn’t mince words: “He seems like he accidentally stumbled upon someone rich, and took advantage of them and their family,” they wrote. The allegation doesn’t sound too off-the-mark, considering Disick’s rise to fame.

The poster didn’t stop there, adding to the list of things they couldn’t stand about Disick: “Plus the whole cheating, drug/alcohol problems and that he dates no older than 21 year olds, immaturity, etc.”

Many fans agreed. “Yeah, I’m not a Scott fan. A lot of people are though and are always rooting for him and Kourt to get back together. In my opinion he has always acted like a selfish brat,” someone wrote, adding a dig at Disick’s romantic relationship with 21-year-old Sofia Richie (they’re currently on a break): “The Sofia thing was absolutely f***** up like him or not.”

Some fans came to Disick’s defense

However, the entire world is not full of Disick haters. Surprisingly, many fans came to his defense. They granted that he has flaws, but that at the end of the day, he’s a good guy. 

“I can’t help but like Scott, I think he’s very funny and has been part of some of my favourite moments in the show. He does have his issues and I am not a fan of a lot of his behaviour earlier in the show but I also feel for him and get some of the reasons behind his behaviour,” someone said, showing some empathy.

Another Disick fan added: “I actually find him quite likable. He’s clearly an obnoxious rich-boy who has never had to work a day in his life. But aside from that I find his wild antics quite entertaining!”

As for Disick taking advantage of the family, one person came back with an absolute rebuttal: “I am absolutely sure that he didn’t latch onto Kourtney because of her money and social relevance, sorry but that’s ridic,” they declared.