Barbara Walters isn't afraid to ask the hard-hitting questions ... especially when she has the Kardashian women sitting in front of her.

Walters chose the Kardashians to be featured on the annual 10 Most Fascinating People of 2011 special.

Kim's 2007 sex tape with R&B star Ray J was on Barbara's list of questions. The exchange went as follows:

    Barbara - "So, was it a good thing to have done?"

    Kim - "Whatever you do, you might think. I've made mistakes in my life for sure."

    Kris - "It was devastating for the whole family. You cry yourself to sleep for a few nights, then you hire an attorney."

Awkward! Then the ABC veteran asked about the family's lack of "talent." Khloe responded: "None of us think we have talent. None of us think we can sing or act or dance."

'Nuff said.