Kim Kardashian's publicist must have taken a week off last last week. That's the only excuse for her saying something this stupid.
In a lengthy profile with The Guardian, Kardashian compared her doomed, 72-day made-for-TV marriage to Kris Humphries to "cancer":
“We had done filming our season at that point, so we decided to film for the wedding. And that was a decision that [Kris Humphries] and I made together. But I think that, with any decisions in life, 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.”
Yeah, you're not going to get a lot of empathy from the public at large for that statement, especially when your life consists of Instagraming pictures of a couture life in LA, Vegas, New York, and Miami. Making decisions for sh*tty reality television has absolutely nothing to do with a physiologically and emotionally devesating disease that's negatively impacted almost every single person on the planet. I'm sure having to hole up for a summer in the Gansevoort with your new husband while bitching about how awful your life is with your sister is just like a violent vomiting episode during chemotherapy and trying to stomach any sort of food for simple nurishment. But go-ahead Kim, tell us how it was taken out of context:
I want to clear something up for you all, because it seems that something I said has been taken way out of context, as is often the case with quotes pulled from interviews. In a recent magazine interview, I told of how I had called a female fan who was battling cancer, and she told me how she had watched the show and seen how I had faced my own struggles, and had been inspired by how I had found the courage to change a situation that was making me unhappy. She told me how her life had completely changed when she was diagnosed, and a lot of friends had deserted her, which is something I said I could relate to. In no way was I comparing my own experiences to that of a cancer patient. I was merely talking about how there are times in your life, and everyone goes through them, when you find out who loves you enough to stand by you through thick and thin.
Many of you know that my father passed away from cancer, and my grandma is a cancer survivor. This is a disease that has brought so much pain and heartache to our family and I would never want to offend or upset anyone who was battling cancer, or whose family members were battling or had passed away from cancer. What I said in the interview was misconstrued and I wanted to explain to you all what the context was around my phone call with this girl. Xo
Sadly, as much as you might want Kardashian and her sisters to just go away and never return public life ever again, it's not happening any time soon. The latest season of their show will feature her relationship with Kanye, probably making it the most highly rated season yet. In there's one thing Ryan Seacrest and Kim K have mastered, it's how to subtly hate-f*ck America over and over and over again for their own monetary gain. Panem et Circenses. Bread and circuses until we're culturally numb.
Props Uproxx, who's takedown on this subject is great.