On Sunday, Khloé Kardashian's weight loss series, "Revenge Body," returned for its second season. Immediately after the premiere, the reality star faced backlash for keeping the series' problematic name.
However, Kardashian says the show's title isn't the problem; she thinks viewers are misinterpreting it.
When Kardashian first announced the creation of "Revenge Body" in 2016, she was heavily criticized for the show's name.
The title implies that participants are losing weight for reasons other than health; namely, to get "revenge" on a body-shaming ex.
However, Kardashian claims that's not the show's intention.
The reality star and host told E! News that viewers are misinterpreting the show's title.
"I think the title sometimes might distract people — 'Revenge Body,'" Kardashian admitted in a recent interview. "It can seem a little aggressive, and that you're doing things maybe for the wrong reason."
She insisted "Revenge Body" is simply a play on words.
Kardashian added that fans are the ones who put the concept in her head in the first place.
"It's a play on words because people would say that to me, like, 'You have the best revenge body,'" Kardashian explained. "And I was like, 'I'm not even thinking about that!'"
She noted, "It's fun to say 'revenge' — but it's sweet revenge!"
Viewers were not convinced.
"Revenge body" still has a negative connotation, no matter how Kardashian frames it.