It sounds like Kim Kardashian had a shitty time at the Vienna Opera Ball last night with the 81-year-old businessman who paid her $500,000 to be there. She allegedly stormed out of the event early, and if half of what allegedly went down is true, we can’t blame her a bit.
According to TMZ, Kim was paid $500,000 to be the arm candy of Austrian businessman Richard Lugner, who apparently hires a hot young starlet to accompany him to the Vienna Opera Ball every year. According to 3News, he has previously hired Dita Von Teese, Paris Hilton, Carmen Electra, Pamela Anderson, Lindsay Lohan, and Grace Jones. (Lohan was a no-show and missed out on her comparatively paltry $150,000 fee.) This year he chose the “Marilyn Monroe of our age,” Kim Kardashian.
Attending the Vienna Opera Ball sounds like a Cinderella-esque event for most people, even if it did not include half a million dollars at the end of the night. But Kim Kardashian was posing for pictures with Lugner when one of the ball’s staffers reportedly ran up to her in blackface and pretended to be Kanye West. Kim walked away from the guy, but was still obliged to stay at the ball another hour and a half.
A short time later a guy came up to Kim and asked her to dance. She said she wasn’t a good dancer, and then the guy responded, he would dance with her if the orchestra played “N****rs in Vienna.”
What is wrong with people at the Vienna Opera Ball? Downton Abbey appears to have given us a very misleading view of the way fancy people behave.
Kardashian was also reportedly upset with Lugner’s behavior. Before the ball, he told local reporters that she was “annoying” him by “not sticking to the program.”
“The guest should be with me and not anywhere else that is not agreed upon,” he said.
According to TMZ, Kardashian’s problems were not only related to bizarre racist gala attendees. She also had problems with Lugner’s behavior, reportedly saying he was aggressive and kept grabbing her and trying to get her to send away her security detail so they could be alone, which was apparently not part of the $500,000 deal.
TMZ says Kardashian was shooting for Keeping Up With The Kardashians the whole time, so this entire shitshow was caught on tape. The Vienna Opera Ball debacle might be the most interesting thing ever to happen on the reality show.
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