Fans were shocked and appalled when they saw Kourtney and Kim’s feud blow up on a Keeping Up With The Kardashians sneak peek in which Kourtney called Kim an “evil being.”

Well, now Kim is trying to totally downplay their exchange as if that were normal sibling squabbling. 

The way that Kim sees it, it’s normal for siblings who supposedly love each other to be vicious and antagonistic towards each other. Yikes.

When Kim saw a fan’s response to her exchange with Kourtney, she couldn’t help but respond.

“What Kim doesn’t seem to understand,” the fan tweeted. “Is that Kourtney is done living this Kardashian life.”

The fan continued to speak for Kourtney, writing: “She’s sick and tired of being forced to stay relevant.”

The tweet continued, saying that Kourtneyw as worn out “by working herself off just to remain relevant.”

“Kourtney just wants to be present in her children’s lives,” the tweet concluded.

Kim Kardashian "Oh Word" Tweet about Kourtney

“Oh word,” Kim replied, quoting the fan’s tweet. “Did Kourt tell you this?”

“She sure wanna live that Kardashian life though,” Kim wrote, referring to the opulence, lucrative product endorsement opportunities, and fame.

“And BTW,” Kim added. “This photo shoot was our Christmas card.” She is reminding fans that the footage we’re seeing from KUWTK was filmed late in 2017.

Kim refers to the heated exchange as “family memories we were creating.”

“Just tune in,” Kim concluded. “Before you start acting like you know things.”

Another fan struck a very different tone and tweeted: “@kourtneykardash crying over @KimKardashian saying she’s not even interesting to look at is brilliant.”

“Siblings say dumb s–t to get a reaction,” this second fan continued.

Their narrative continues with: “the receiving sibling cries.”

“It’s over in a few days,” the fan concluded, adding the tag: “#RealLifeS–t”

Astoundingly, Kim Kardashian quoted that tweet and replied: “Exactly!!!”

Compared to Kim’s vicious words towards Kourtney and Kourtney’s reply, Khloe asking Kourtney what’s up her ass sounds almost healthy.

But, in reality, none of this sounds healthy for siblings. Or anyone else, for that matter.

The dynamic described in that second tweet, in a sentiment clearly shared by Kim, sounds almost appropriate between siblings who are elementary school aged.

We are talking about two grown women who are each mothers of three. In fact, Kim and Kourtney are both old enough to run for President.

To hear them speaking to each other that way is … disturbing.

Viewers and fans who see these shocking previews should keep a couple of things in mind.

First, as Kim reminds everyone, this bickering is from late 2017. Which means that this feuding is from late 2017, also.

Secondly, and perhaps even more importantly, they are on a reality show.

This isn’t Candid Camera, folks. They know that they’re being filmed. They didn’t build a media empire by not knowing how to act in certain ways on camera.

That doesn’t mean that this argument is staged — but it may mean that it was deliberately exaggerated by Kim and by Kourtney for the benefit of the cameras.

At least, that is what we would prefer to believe. The alternative — that they speak to each other like this off camera — is almost unthinkable.