The Most Embarrassing Thing Happened to Kim Kardashian West and Kendall Jenner at the 2019 Emmys

If you’ve kept up with the Kardashian-Jenners, you know that they’ve experienced their fair share of awkward situations. From cheating scandals to sister drama, the family has actually had more odd and uncomfortable moments than we can probably count.

But nothing tops what happened at the 2019 Emmys. While presenting the award for outstanding reality-competition program, Kim Kardashian West and Kendall Jenner referenced their family’s reality show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians — and it didn’t go over so well.

Kim Kardashian West and Kendall Jenner
Kim Kardashian West and Kendall Jenner |Photo by Amy Sussman/WireImage

More on Kardashian West and Jenner’s 2019 Emmy speech

On Sept. 22, the sisters took the stage to announce the winner for outstanding reality-competition program. Kardashian West started by referencing KUWTK, saying, “Our family knows firsthand how truly compelling television comes from real people just being themselves.”

Though she seemed sincere, the remarks drew laughter from the audience.

Jenner then chimed in, but, unfortunately, she prompted even louder roars from the crowd. 

The sisters managed to hold it together and finish their presentation, but they looked pretty upset.

As of writing, neither Kardashian West or Jenner have commented on the situation. However, the KKW Beauty mogul later posted a photo of herself and Jenner to her Instagram Story.

“So lucky to have my sister by my side,” she captioned a photo of them on the Emmy stage.

The reactions to the moment make it even more embarrassing

Predictably, viewers rushed to Twitter to comment on the moment, posting musings and other comments that only made it worse.

“Wait did the audience just laugh at the Kardashians?!” asked one Twitter user.

Another person echoed that comment, writing, “Did the #Emmys audience just laugh at Kim Kardashian? I don’t think she was telling a joke.”

But some also used Twitter to defend and support the sisters.

“Why people are laughing at them?” tweeted one woman. “So rude and disrespectful. These people are still not over the fact that the Kardashians are [succeeding]?”

“She most certainly was telling a joke,” added another.

Why the audience laughed at Kardashian West and Jenner

We can’t say for sure, but it obviously seems like people weren’t here for the sisters calling their show “real” and “unscripted.” 

Throughout the years, the family has been accused of faking storylines for ratings. Most recently, viewers criticized Jordyn Woods and Tristan Thompson’s cheating scandal, which was the focus of season 16 and season 17. However, they’ve maintained that it’s the real deal.

But some of the episodes are reportedly scripted and reshot, like Kris Humphries’ proposal scene.

It’s not the first time that they’ve had an awkward moment at an award show

Jenner also had an odd moment at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. While introducing the Australian boy band 5 Seconds of Summer, the reality star seemingly forgot the group’s name. 

She appeared to turn red with embarrassment as she fumbled through her speech, almost introducing the group as One Direction.

“You guys, I’m the worst reader,” she added.

Billboard later reported that Jenner had experienced teleprompter issues and invited her and Kylie Jenner back in 2015 to introduce a Kanye West performance. But, sadly, they were booed by the audience.

Well, here’s wishing them better luck in the years to come.