It was really hard for me not to laugh as soon as I read the headline on Refinery29.com. I assumed it was an Onion-type parody, but alas, no. During an interview with The Guardian, Kim discusses why children buy $10 bottles of water with her face on them, why she’s a “not bad role model” and how reality shows are the modern type of soap opera (which I actually somewhat agree with).
However, the highlight of the interview came whilst discussing her extremely quick and oft criticized wedding to basketball player Kris Humphries last year. Many have speculated that the brief and highly televised wedding was merely a publicity stunt in order to maintain attention and make money off of it, but the Kardashian clan has continuously denied this. In the past, Kim has stated that she was “deeply sad” about her divorce.
This time, though, when asked if she felt the need to “feed the beast” of fame by making the wedding take place so publicly, Kim made a comparison that some might consider questionable:
Not really. We had done filming our season at that point, so we decided to film for the wedding. And that was a decision that he and I made together. But I think that, with any decisions in life [brace yourselves], like, I spoke to a girl today who had cancer and we were talking about how this is such a hard thing for her, but it taught her a big lesson on who her friends are and so much about life. She’s 18. And I was like, that’s how I feel.
I would love to give her the benefit of the doubt when it comes to this; after all, people make mistakes and sometimes slip up when they speak. But the Kardashians are famously out of touch with reality, so something tells me this wasn’t necessarily misspoken. Either way, I think chemotherapy and the prospect of potentially imminent death as a teenager may outweigh a 72-day marriage in which you spent and gained millions of dollars.
Another LOL-worthy interview portion was when Kim was asked what her talent is. “‘What is my talent?’ She cocks her head to one side. ‘Well, a bear can juggle and stand on a ball and he’s talented, but he’s not famous. Do you know what I mean?’” Indeed Kim, I think we just might.
As a side note, I had the hardest time restraining myself from titling this “Kim Kompares Kompromised Wedding To Kancer.”
Lovelies, what do you think? Is comparing a divorce to cancer appropriate?