Pop quiz, guys! Staging a fake marriage for money and attention and subsequently having it create a PR disaster for you is an experience akin to:
a.) Getting a ton of mean @-replies on Twitter for some dumb shit you said.
b.) Climbing Mount Everest.
c.) Having your anus bleached and waxed.
d.) Drinking coffee that’s been sitting out for a little too long.
e.) Not knowing whether or not you’re going to die of cancer.
If you answered “e,” congratulations, your last name is probably Kardashian. Chances are you have a lot of money and a nice ass, so I suggest you enjoy those things now because you can’t take them with you where you’re going next.
In a recent interview with The Guardian, Kim Kardashian made the aforementioned analogy when asked a relatively charitable question about whether her TV wedding and speedy divorce were at least partially the results of needing to create a spectacle for her reality show:
“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.”
Because battling a life-threatening illness which has struck you at random is exactly the same as dealing with the publicity fall-out of an unfortunate decision you made. Air tight analogy!
That said, Kim goes to great lengths in the interview to try to convince us that her marriage, TV show, and everything about her is real, and I almost feel a little bit bad for her. This feeling of pity being less about how mean people are to her, and more about the possibility that she really is this delusional. (I still can’t tell!) The entire article is definitely worth a read if you’re into pondering such things.
(Via Refinery 29)