Is this a step too far?

After a less-than-friendly start to their relationship, Scott Disick and Khloe Kardashian have served as great examples of how to get along with your in-laws – for years now, they’ve considered each other best friends!

Even after Scott’s breakup with Kourtney Kardashian, he’s remained close with the family – Khloe in particular – and have stayed firm fixtures in each other’s lives.

However, a new picture shared to social media has caused uproar among fans, as some question whether their close bond has overstepped the line of friends into something considered inappropriate…

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Scott took to Instagram on Thursday (27th April) to share a sweet moment with Khloe with his fans – and it’s clear they’re very comfortable in each other’s company:

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A post shared by Scott Disick (@letthelordbewithyou) on

Captioned only with the word ‘side’, it appears to show Scott, 33, laying on his back while Khloe lays slightly on top of him, hugging his arm.

Seeing as they have laughed off criticisms of their joking flirtations in the past, this seems like an intentionally cheeky wink to those who’ve disapproved of their friendship… and it’s done the trick, as it’s attracted some seriously disappointed comments.

‘Side what? side hoe?’ queries one Instagram user, while another unimpressed follower asks: ‘Side as in side chick? Smh.’

Another user expressed their disappointment in the picture by claiming that they’re attracted to each other ‘She’s always acted like she’s attractive to you and @letthelordbewithyou you’re attractive to @khloekardashian too.. You both will never admit it because scott have children with khloe sister. I feel bad for kourtney kardashian’.

‘SCOTT HAS ALWAYS HAD A THING FOR KHLOE … Khloe is an unloyal sister to kourtney with the things she does with Scott,’ writes another – yikes!

However, some fans have instead praised their closeness:

‘So cute’ says one, while another tells them: ‘Y’all should’ve been together’.

Seeing as Khloe is very loved-up with basketball player Tristan Thompson, it’s doubtful her eyes are straying – least of all towards her sister’s ex/the father of her nephews and niece.

And besides, if there’s one thing we know about the Kardashian girls, it’s that they have each other’s backs at all times – sisters before misters, after all!