Anyone who watches “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” knows what a prankster DeGeneres is. She jokes around and plays many practical jokes about celebrities.
However, some of his pranks may go too far. Kim Kardashian was recently the victim of one of DeGeneres’ pranks.
In an interview, DeGeneres scared Kardashian with a spider. However, it didn’t end well as Kardashian has a phobia of spiders.
Kim Kardashian walked off set after Ellen DeGeneres prank.
DeGeneres and Kardashian reminisced about other times Kardashian had been on the show.
Kardashian then brought up the time DeGeneres pranked Kris Jenner. The two then watched the video of Jenner being hurt by DeGeneres’ prank. Kardashian, then revealed that Jenner had knee surgery at the time.
Before the show could move forward, Kardashian forbade DeGeneres from pranking her because she could see where the conversation was heading.
However, DeGeneres then mentioned that she wanted to help Kardashian overcome one of her fears, which is spiders.
Kardashian immediately refused while feeling scared and uncomfortable in her seat. DeGeneres then brought a box that appeared to contain a spider. Seeing this, Kardashian quickly got up from her seat while walking away from DeGeneres.
Kardashian said, “No! We’ve been there before. I don’t care. I don’t want to overcome my fear.
After Kardashian’s repeated denials, DeGeneres continued her prank as she opened the box. DeGeneres even went so far as to pick up the spider in her hands and throw it at Kardashian.
After which, Kardashian let out a scream and ran as far as she could. DeGeneres then mentioned that she only pretended to hold a spider while laughing.
Although it seemed funny to DeGeneres, Kardashian didn’t like it very much. As a result, she said goodbye to the audience and left the stage.
Many fans also didn’t appreciate the prank and criticized DeGeneres on social media.
Many netizens called DeGeneres a “bully” and started a conversation about how the talk show host should have respected Kardashian’s boundaries when she said “no.”
Fans have claimed that while they may seem like pranks, the person going through them doesn’t mean it.
One person commented, “No. Ellen isn’t even remotely funny. It’s absolutely NOT OK to make fun of people’s phobias. It makes me incredibly uncomfortable and kudos to Kim for leaving so graciously.”
It also wasn’t the first time DeGeneres had pulled a prank on Kardashian.
Ellen DeGeneres pulled a similar prank on Kim Kardashian in 2018.
When Kardashian appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in 2018, the same thing happened.
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DeGeneres scared Kardashian by claiming she had a spider in her hand. Kardashian said, “I have a deathly fear of spiders. Don’t test me now.
Kardashian had been so terrified that she got up from her seat and started screaming. As DeGeneres got closer to Kardashian, she backed off more while trying to stop DeGeneres.
“Stop, stop, stop, stop. My dress is falling off,” Kardashian shouted.
However, DeGeneres got even closer, which brought Kardashian into the audience. Eventually, DeGeneres revealed that she was pretending to be holding a spider.
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Sanika Nalgirkar, MFA, is a writer covering entertainment and current affairs, lifestyle, and pop culture.