"Who are you to judge?" says Kourtney on "The Real."
It's her birthday and she'll cry if she wants to!
Kourtney Kardashian was slammed by Meghan McCain on "The View" after a preview for "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" showed Kourt having a breakdown ahead of her 40th birthday party. Now, Kardashian is hitting back.
In July, Kourtney broke into tears in a clip from the show, as she stressed about where she was in her life before the milestone celebration. "I do think that turning 40, it almost makes you analyze like, where you're at in your life," Kourt told her sister Khloe Kardashian. "It's just giving me anxiety. I have so much and I should just be so happy"
McCain had zero sympathy when the women of "The View" talked about the clip. "I'm in my 30s, man, and I'm with Whoopi on this," said McCain, after Whoopi Goldberg feigned shock at the footage. "Not to be like Debbie Downer on this ... you have all the money, opportunities, life advantages in the entire world. There are people that can't feed their children."
"I do not feel bad for her," she added. "Have some self-reflection on this. It's a bad look for you, Kourtney."
Appearing on "The Real" on Monday morning, Kourtney hit back at people like McCain -- and, likely, her specific criticism -- without mentioning her by name.
"I saw somebody -- I won't name names -- but commenting on watching that scene -- I think E! put it out before the show aired -- and they were commenting like, 'When you have all this money, how can you cry about this?" Kourtney explained. "I was like, what a bad message -- if you have money, money isn't happiness. And who are you to judge anyone's, like, whatever they're going through?"
Talking more about turning the big 4-0, she added, "I felt like also, just this pressure, I don't know if it was pressure I put on myself, but where you think you're supposed to be at that place in your life. I was like, I have all these blessings, my kids, my home, I'm so fulfilled at my job and I still felt this thing."
She also said Kim put a lot of pressure on her about having to "look your absolute best" for the celebration. "Kim is like, 'This is do or die,'" she explained. Now that her birthday has come and gone, Kourtney now says she feels "so much more like myself."
Later in the interview, Kardashian also explained how she deals with some of her haters. Long story short, she doesn't.
"I really don't care what other people think of me, as long as I'm confident in myself and what I'm doing," she told the hosts. "Sometimes things people say are right and it may even make you think, 'Oh damn, that outfit I had on was not so cute as I thought it was!"
She also confirmed she has thought about leaving her family's popular reality show, but is content right now.
"Every day is different," she said. "At the current moment, I'm happy, into my blessings and feeling really good. I definitely have my moments where, life is short, you want to be happy."