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November 2, 2011

I like Kim Kardashian.

I think she is one smart business woman.

She branded herself and has made millions doing it.

Smart.

Smart.

Smart.

It isn’t her fault she is successful. It is all the people who watch her show, buy her products, have made her so [in]famous.

So her marriage didn’t last [shocker] and she made over 17 million being married for just 72 days. It’s her life. Not ours.

So what I don’t get is the huge backlash against her?

Why are people so pissed off that she and Kris Humphries (an average NBAer at best) got divorced?

It isn’t her fault she made 17 million. It is the fans fault. E! would never have broadcast her wedding if there wasn’t an interest. And where does that interest come from? From us.

If I got divorced I wouldn’t make 17 million. Why? Because aside from a small group of people no one would care.

So I don’t understand people are hating Kim for this. If you want to hate, hate her fans. She is only being a smart business woman and capitalizing on an opportunity.

Someone wants to pay her a ton of money to air her wedding on TV…okay. Big deal.

At the end of the day, it is her, not you. I wouldn’t have done it. But I don’t think she is wrong for doing it.

I’ll even admit, I watched it.

So hate me. In some small way I am part of that 17 million she made.

I just don’t understand the big deal.

And because Kim obviously reads my blog I am sure she appreciates me sticking up for her. HA!

What do you think about the Kim Kardashian/Kris Humphries debacle?

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29 Comments leave one →
  1. November 2, 2011 8:29 am

    I totally agree! It was big news day one, but let’s get over it now. I wouldn’t call myself a fan, but her life seriously intrigues me. I watched the wedding. I don’t watch her other shows… (unless it’s a boring Saturday and there’s a marathon on!). My true opinion of all of this is that I think she’s in love with love and although she loves her crazy life, she wanted love really bad (as we all do!). I don’t think it was a scam, just she wanted to believe it and then reality hit fast. And I also think that her mom is behind all the money craziness, and capitalizes on all her decisions. I mean, Kim announces her divorce, and the next day her mom’s book comes out? um come on!

  2. November 2, 2011 8:37 am

    hahah I totally agree with you. I was interested in her wedding, never watched it, but wanted to see pics in mags like US weekly ha. I knew they were doomed from the start, as they were fighting the day beofre their wedding pretty bad. Oh well. I don’t let myself get caught up in celebrity gossip so I’m with you! WHO CARES!

  3. November 2, 2011 8:41 am

    Her sham of a marriage was a way to make money. It was a slap in the face to the people in our country who are fighting for the right to get married. I would think anyone who’s married would be annoyed too because most people who are married take it seriously and put work into keeping their marriage strong. Marriage is serious and shouldn’t be a way for a reality star to make even more money.

    • November 2, 2011 8:43 am

      I actually was going to comment on this, decided not to, and am glad you spoke what I was thinking. 🙂

    • November 2, 2011 9:07 am

      I think she really loved the idea of being married but once the wedding was over and all she was left with was a marriage she saw her mistake. I think getting out of a marriage when you know it isn’t going to work is never a bad thing. I think they should have thought about it more carefully but sometimes people (and women more often than not) get too caught up in the wedding and don’t stop to think about what comes after the wedding.

      I truly don’t believe she meant for this happen. People make mistakes. I understand the political aspect of it…and I think it is 100% ridiculous that gays and lesbains can’t get married. STUPID. STUPID. STUPID. But I don’t think she meant this as a slap in the face to those who can’t marry.

      I really think she just made a bad choice and bad choices made by people in the public eye always are 1000 times worse than the no name couple who gets drunk, marrys in vegas and gets divorced two weeks later. How is that any less crass? We just don’t hear about it.

  4. November 2, 2011 8:42 am

    I never watch her show, nor did I tune into the whole wedding stuff, so I really could care less about any of this. I like one political angle this whole marriage debacle is being used to highlight, but I’ll keep that off your blog. 🙂

  5. November 2, 2011 8:52 am

    I know what you mean, Kelly, and I do agree with you– WE’RE the ones who make these people famous, and then we act like they’re morally reprehensible for making money off of their fame.

    Here’s the thing about the wedding: with so many people in this country who have been in serious, long-term relationships for years without the possibility of legal marriage, it seems like a slap in the face that this ridiculous (yes, I think they’re ridiculous) couple can get married with no problem, stay married for a mere 72 days, and then decide “after careful consideration”– how carefully could she have considered it if she didn’t even tell her husband?!?– that they now need a divorce. It’s just a sad commentary on the state of marriage in our country. It’s a good thing we’re still keeping gays and lesbians from marrying– they’d really eff up the sanctity of it all.

    No, wait– we have the Kardashians for that.

    • November 2, 2011 9:02 am

      I totally agree that she made a mockery out of the institution of marriage but I dont’ really believe it was a publicity stunt. I think she was in love with the idea of love. I think she was in love with the wedding and the big white dress and the idea of her prince charming. I don’t think she really saw past the white wedding dress and the wedding. I think once all that was over and all she was left with was a marriage she realized she was in trouble. I am not sure which is worse…divorcing as soon as you realize a mistake was made and just trying to move on with life or staying in a marriage you know you don’t want just for the sake of staying married.

      Yes, I think they could have tried to work it out via counseling, etc….but in the end I think Kim came face to face with the truth. She didn’t love this man. She loved what he represented but not him. She made a mistake.

      • November 2, 2011 9:50 am

        I think you’re right– that she was in love with the idea of being married. To me, it just points out the unfairness of it all– that straight people have the right to make that mistake (and to take advantage of that right), while gay people don’t. And I know that it happens all the time with other non-famous people without issue…but to me, that doesn’t make it any less upsetting. And, fair or not, you can’t build your whole life around becoming famous (which, you have to admit, the K clan has definitely done) without understanding that people are going to judge you a little more harshly for your mistakes. It’s part of that fame that they love so much– just the uglier side of it.

        • November 2, 2011 9:58 am

          I agree with all of that. It isn’t fair that straight people get the right to make that mistake,,,,we all (gay or straight) should have that choice and that right.

  6. November 2, 2011 9:06 am

    I think people are annoyed mostly because they don’t think it was genuine in the first place. That the whole thing was a publicity stunt for money and ratings. I personally just think Kim K is in love with being in love and after being with Reggie for so long and not marrying him, that Kris really was “the one”. She just wanted to get married and didn’t care who it was too. I don’t really care about the political aspect of it that people are in a tizzy about, but I do see the point they are making.

    • November 2, 2011 9:09 am

      And for the record…she and Reggie would have made beautiful babies! ha! 🙂 I totally agree that she didn’t really care who the groom was. She was just in love with the idea of love.

  7. November 2, 2011 9:12 am

    I didn’t see the wedding, but I do agree with you. She’s only making so much money on all this because we keep tuning in. That’s the world of reality tv. I think people get so outraged by it because they know they would never be able to pull that kind of thing off.

  8. November 2, 2011 9:52 am

    Since Kim and I are personal friends, I want to ask her if she tried to make this marriage work. I agree with what you said above, but I just feel like 72 days is not much of an effort. To play devil’s advocate against myself, if she knew it was wrong though, maybe it’s smarter just to end it fast before too much effort is invested. I like them all but am no huge fan of theirs, yet I find myself sad. Weird, huh?

  9. November 2, 2011 10:09 am

    I just can’t stand that I can’t turn on E! and not see a Kardashian at LEAST 90% of the time. But only because every single one of the (except Kortney) annoys the ever-loving-crap out of me. People get famous all the time for random things, and I can’t hate on them. But they have to accept all the scrutiny that comes along with their face being plastered all over the TV/magazines since essentially they become a product, and we’re all just disgruntled consumers. Can you tell I get in heated debates about this? 🙂

    • November 2, 2011 11:46 am

      That is true…95% of the time you turn on E! you are either going to get the Kardashians or Ryan and Guilanna. Off topic…but I love Khole and Lamar…talk about a couple no one gave a chance in hell to make it.

      I do agree that you can’t have it both ways. You can’t be famous only for the good and not take the bad. I get that.

  10. November 2, 2011 10:10 am

    I agree with what other people have said that it’s ridiculous that gays and lesbians cannot get married, yet celebrities often get married just for the sake of publicity. Now I don’t know that this was a publicity stunt, might have been and might have not been, but what about shows like The Bachelor? They can get engaged/married for a tv show but same sex couples cannot get married period in most states? Ridiculous.

    • November 2, 2011 11:44 am

      Good point!! I didn’t even think abotu shows like The Bachelor…and I am totally guilty of watching that one. It is kind of comical (in a sad way) that gays and lesbians would ruin the sancity of marriage when we have tons or straight people alread doing that for us.

  11. November 2, 2011 11:28 am

    Honestly I know so little about Kim and her family — I’ve never watched their show. I remember when they started to be popular I thought “why is this family popular?” and I still don’t get it. They sure know what they’re doing because they are laughing all the way to the bank.

  12. November 2, 2011 11:50 am

    Is it bad that I kind of feel bad for her? If I got divorced the last thing I would want is thousands of people dragging me through the dirt via Twitter.

    I get that people are made that it advertises that marriage is not a serious commitment and the fact that she was paid to let them film it but I bet anything her family and the show pressured her to film it.

  13. November 2, 2011 12:37 pm

    While I agree that she didn’t go into this expecting it to fail, anyone who watched the episodes leading up to the wedding could see that this marriage wasn’t going to last. They fought constantly. Granted there’s editing, but I felt that she came off as a spoiled brat desperate to get married and he came off as rather immature. There were major things not discussed prior to getting married (e.g. where they would live), and I think that it was doomed to fail without them getting everything settled beforehand.

    I do appreciate that she has come forward and made a statement and apologized and realized her mistake. Yes, it’s better to get out now than be miserable forever. But I can’t even imagine being her right now. Two failed marriages? You would have thought that she learned from the first one. Maybe she saw her two sisters “moving on” and didn’t want to get left behind. Who knows. The whole thing is ridiculous.

  14. November 2, 2011 1:02 pm

    Spot on Kelly! Btw, what is all this publicity doing for their brand…makin’ Mo Money…that’s what….she’s one bright business woman! Don’t like them? Don’t watch them, don’t buy their products simple as that!

  15. November 2, 2011 1:07 pm

    I was so bummed! I love Kim K too. I think she is a very smart, hard-working woman. So what if her relationship didn’t turn out to be what she wanted it? It happens. To all of us actually…we just don’t have to be in the spotlight for it. So give her some sympathy and leave her alone! If you don’t like them, don’t buy their products! I think they are a hilarious family and many people can relate to their behaviors! haha So I heard on facebook about the breakup, but have chose not to read any articles about it because a lot of it is so hateful!

  16. November 2, 2011 1:31 pm

    I’ve never watched her show, but the one clip of it I did see did not portray her well… But who knows what happened between them. I did read her message to her fans today, which started out saying that she didn’t get married for the money… and then explained that she was questioning it but didn’t want to back out because of the wedding and it being on TV, etc. So… a little contradiction there.

    There is a point where reality TV becomes crazy and questionable… and makes me feel like my private little life is pretty awesome.

  17. November 2, 2011 7:05 pm

    Totally agree. It’s the same BS that allows pro athletes to earn millions, while teachers earn crap. I still love her. But, it is a little easy to poke fun at….learn how to stick up for yourself before walking down the aisle!

  18. November 2, 2011 7:40 pm

    Agree agree agree. Business wise, the Kardashians are amazing.

  19. November 3, 2011 11:28 am

    It’s her life – she can divorce who she wants.

    I guess I just want to know how you can throw in the towel on your marriage that soon? I’m not married, but I’d hope I’d give my marriage a little more respect than that. That just bothers me. Why get married then? Just DATE! It doesn’t have to do with Kim K, but with people in general. Sure, I do believe in love at first sight, but I’m also realistic…take your time and get to know someone.

    Now here being a good business woman? Definitely agree with that! People worship the ground she walks on and she gets paid…can’t hate that.

  20. November 3, 2011 5:26 pm

    The last comment made me laugh 🙂
    I totally agree with you. I still like Kim. I will still watch the Kardashians.
    No I don’t agree with the whole divorce thing either…but like you said, it’s HER life, not ours.

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