Kourtney Kardashian's ex-boyfriend Younes Bendjima has taken to social media to defend himself after the Kardashians branded him "toxic" and "negative".
The model uploaded a text post to his Instagram Stories, where he made a veiled reference to the recent incident.
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It began: "Do yourself a favor. Surround yourself with those who speak of visions, ideas, goals, growth. Not those who sit and gossip about others."
The 27-year-old continued: "And if you do find yourself in that situation, excuse yourself and walk away. The game ends when you choose to leave such a gathering."
Younes found himself in the headlines earlier in the week after Kourtney's younger sister Khloe discussed him on Twitter.
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During the latest episode of Keeping up With the Kardashians, Khloe wrote: "He was sooooooo toxic and negative for Kourt. #KUWTK."
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A fan replied replied: "Are we talking about Y?" to which Khloe responded: "Yous smart [sic]."
Younes expressed his feelings on Instagram
During the episode, Khloe was shown asking her older sister if she still talks to "what’s his name," which was apparently a reference to Younes.
"No," Kourtney replied, before Khloe went on: "Do you think he may have been a bit negative for you?"
Kourtney said: "Yeah." She also admitted that her ex still texts her occasionally but added: "I’m feeling really content with my own way of life."
Younes and Kourtney dated for over a year back in 2018 and again briefly in 2019 before splitting up for good.
Kourtney and the model dated for over a year
The Algerian was photographed in Mexico with another woman before their break-up but insisted they were just good friends.
Kourtney, who is now dating musician Travis Barker, was in a relationship with her ex-partner, Scott Disick, for nine years before they split up in 2015.
They share three children: Mason, 11, Penelope, eight, and Reign, six.
Scott, meanwhile, dated Lionel Richie's daughter Sophia Richie for three years, from 2017 until 2020, and was most recently linked to 19-year-old Amelia Hamlin, the model daughter of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Rinna and actor Harry Hamlin.
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