KARDASHIANS fans have ripped the show and Hulu over MAJOR editing flaws in the dramatic season two premiere of the series.
The premiere saw Khloe Kardashian reveal the news that she was expecting a baby with Tristan Thompson and covered his arrival.
"It was kinda cool to see the baby be born (late July! so recent!) but I know starting next week we're going to go back to like January/February 2022 smh," one critic commented.
Various viewers had different theories about why producers edited the show the way they did.
One user guessed: "I think the skete break-up screwed everything up. They probably had more footage of them going to the Marilyn Monroe dress fittings, the MET, that white house event thing they attended, that trip to bahamas and blah blah blah."
Someone else suggested: "IMO they did the whole Khloe thing to gather more viewers. Because really that’s all most people are looking for in season two. That and Kylie’s baby."
A third fan wrote: "We see everything in the media from the PoV of paps or people with phones. It’s been like that for 15 years of the show, and most reality shows. We watch the show for all the missing pieces, more info, behind the scenes and pov as if we were there at the time."
Another fan appeared to agree that Kim and Pete's split was to blame: "They are trying to switch the narrative (from Pete and Kim’s storyline) and buy some time for re-editing."
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Pete appeared in an early teaser for the show, making a NSFW comment to his then-girlfriend.
In the teaser, Kim suggests having a shower with her now ex-boyfriend, who drops his phone and runs after her.
The SKKN mogul said to the New York native: "Babe, do you want to shower with me really quick?"
Pete did not hesitate, replying: "Okay!"
The Suicide Squad actor threw his cellphone into the air, hopped after the Kardashian, and followed her to the next room as she appeared to get undressed.
Viewers were unconvinced by the exchange, however, claiming it felt like Kim was "acting" and that Pete's reaction was too over-the-top.
Critics also questioned how much actual chemistry the couple had, branding the scene too "forced".
One wrote on Reddit: "This scene is just so corny, I’m sorry. It doesn’t seem genuine or real.
"That’s not to say I don’t think they’re genuinely dating, but this scene seems so forced. Like, 'Look at us everyone, we have sex! Isn’t Pete so lucky??' Yawn."
Another added: "So scripted and fake. 'Babe…'"
A third posted: "This really looks like an acting scene for him... of course in front of cameras rolling he would 'drop' his phone and pack of cigs. It’s too calculated."
Yet another user commented: "Kim is giving the same acting performance as the beginning of a porno. Just absolutely cringe."
Pete had yet to appear on the show, with producers instead picking up where they left off last season and bringing viewers into more recent Kardashian happenings.
Early in the episode, the fashion mogul discussed her decision to welcome another child with Tristan Thompson, 31.
She revealed that they opted to have an embryo transfer with a surrogate days before news of his cheating with Maralee Nichols became public.
In a confessional, Khloe got emotional as she said: "There is something that I do need to talk about. That day when you guys were shooting with Kim about Tristan and you guys found out that Tristan was having a baby with somebody else, there was just something I wasn’t ready to talk about."
The mom-of-two went on to say: "I don’t even wanna cry but Tristan and I – I don’t even know if I want to say Tristan and I – I am having another baby," Khloe said through tears."
She added: "And obviously it’s just really private and I don’t want this to get out because I want to protect my mental wellbeing as well as the surrogates and all of that. … it’s just been a lot to go through all at the same time."
Her family rallied around her throughout the early portion of the episode.
Khloe reflected on the moment fans first saw during the season one finale which first showed the drama unfolding, revealing the moment she told Kim, 41, the news: "There was a minute, I don’t know, I wasn’t with you guys, but from what I could see from watching the finale, I think [Kim] says, ‘If this is not a sign that you should not have another baby with him, I don’t know what is.’
"But what you didn’t see is, I think, I said, 'I need to tell you something, take me off speaker.'"
After the SKIMS founder took her sister off speakerphone, the TV personality is shown with a shocked facial expression as she's being told about Tristan's love child.
Khloe's voice shook as she revealed about telling her sister: "And I told her. I said, 'well, we did an embryo transfer a couple of days ago.' I mean it’s supposed to be a really exciting, amazing time and it’s just a different experience, I think. I mean I know."
After her family threw a low-key baby shower for her, Khloe learned her baby boy had arrived.
Fans watched as she rushed to the hospital to be there for the birth of her son.
On the ride to the hospital, she told Kim, 41, who was tagging along: "I'm not ready."
Her older sister encouraged her, saying: "You're just never ready."
She even brought Hulu's cameras inside the hospital that showed the special moment the baby was born.
Fans also got a glimpse at the first time Khloe got to hold her baby boy for the first time in a tender moment.
Kim and Khloe both appeared in good spirits, with Kim wielding the camera for plenty of video.
The sibling duo was at the bedside as Khloe's surrogate pushed out the child.
Someone, who appeared to be Kim, shouted, "He's here! Oh my gosh, he looks just like True."
Khloe immediately took the baby, doing skin-to-skin with the infant and rubbing his head and rocking him as he cried.
She gushed in a confessional: "I am so grateful. It's such a beautiful gift that we're able to have.
"Ever since December, it's been this dark cloud looming over me every single day. I've been feeling depressed and sad and now that my son is here, I get to move on."