Khloe Kardashian has labelled U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump "cruel" after he allegedly called her a "fat piglet".
The 32-year-old reality star is the latest famous face to have fallen victim to the Republican's offensive comments, with the politician allegedly taking aim at Khloe when she appeared on his U.S. TV show Celebrity Apprentice back in 2009.
Staffers on the programme came forward last week (ends16Oct16) and told the Huffington Post that Trump had said: "Why don't we fire Khloe? She is a fat piglet. Why did we get the ugly Kardashian?"
As she promoted her new denim line Good American on Monday (17Oct16), Khloe insisted that while Trump's remarks are below the belt, she isn't letting them get her down.
"I didn't think he was saying those things about me," she told the Los Angeles Times. "But he says those comments about a lot of women - really derogatory things. Someone who is that simplistic to judge things off of surface is not someone I want running my country."
Trump isn't the first star to criticise Khloe, and she is sure he won't be the last. However, she has built up a strong exterior to ensure that she doesn't get upset when she's targeted.
"It's not cool or appropriate for any person, male or female, to judge someone by their looks," she said. "I find it really cruel. It's wild. I'm a tough cookie, so something he said - that's not gonna bother me.
"Ninety per cent of the time, (criticism) doesn't bother me. I'm not sure why. I think I'm just in my own world. But I believe that's why (those incidents) happen to me, because I can take it. If that's what it takes to get even just this little group of people to realize how shady and bad and negative that one person is, I can take it."
Khloe opened up about her experience on Celebrity Apprentice earlier this year (16), admitting to TV host Chelsea Handler that she "hated every minute" of working with Trump on the show.
"I didn't care to do Celebrity Apprentice," she said. "My mom made me do it. I hated every minute of it. I was put in situations I would never be in in real life."