An unexpected couple in Hollywood, Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian is recently creating a stir online about their surprising relationship. Many have created memes about the relationship and how it seems odd that the two would be paired together, as their interests and niches seem to be incredibly different.
i love to imagine pete getting cheeto dust all over kim’s entirely beige home and having to ask north how to those weird sinks work, ideal chaos balance in a relationship imo
— rosemary donahue (@rosadona) November 19, 2021
On TikTok, however, a user has created a completely different dialogue surrounding the pair and suggests that their relationship is a PR stunt to draw attention away from Astroworld, Travis Scott, and the victims.
Posted a few days ago by @Libralovin on TikTok, she shows when Kim and Pete first met on SNL and kissed, and then highlights the victims from Astroworld. As a quick recap, Astroworld was a music festival held by Travis Scott, where 10 people died and numerous more were injured due to a crowd surge. The video says “Don’t let this PR stunt distract you, they need to be remembered.”
Since Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian’s sister, are having a baby together, some are theorizing that this relationship between Kim and Pete is fabricated to bring attention away from Travis Scott. This TikTok received over 700 thousand likes and almost 4 million views with many comments also agreeing. TikTok is not the only app where people are discussing this conspiracy theory, however.
my conspiracy theory is that Kim and Pete were already hanging out as friends but now they’re being forced to date by the Jenners publicists to distract us from Travis and Astroworld
— abby govindan (@abbygov) November 20, 2021
Others on Twitter agreed, thinking that though Kim and Pete might have had a genuine friendship before, they are now dating to distract people from Astroworld. Many believe this is plausible, as shady things can happen within Hollywood without viewers knowing. However, some people were not ready to buy this theory, as they did not think that Pete Davidson would be the type of person to do this.
Pete doesn't seem the scripted type.
— Richard Freeman (@Durden112) November 20, 2021
Some on TikTok also commented that Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian had nothing to do with Astroworld, and others commented to not blame the two for an event but rather the people responsible, such as Travis Scott and his team. One person notes that “The two things are completely different. No one forgot about it. No one is ignoring it simply because they are dating.” Other people’s issues lie with social media and the attention span, not with Kim or Pete. For example, some are saying that whether or not it is a scam to distract us does not matter, but it is more upsetting that it could work.
It’s crazy to me that a relationship would “distract” anyone from something far more serious 😳😳😳 https://t.co/yDtEarXRna
— D (@ddevivoo) November 21, 2021
The original poster of the TikTok, @libralovin, noted that she does not blame Kardashian or Davidson for the tragedy, only pointing out how the relationship seemed to get news and coverage around the same time Astroworld happened. She also agrees that whether or not the relationship is staged or not should matter, it is still upsetting that the tragedy seemed to already be forgotten by many on social media.