Oy. Kim Kardashian stirred up some controversy after inadvertently comparing her marriage to Kris Humphries to suffering from cancer. Now she’s back in the spotlight with the follow-up explanation.
Oh Kimmy, you beautiful, voluptuous, crystal swan, you.
Our favourite reality star to bash, Kim Kardashian barely had time to climb out of the headlines before she was pulled right back in. This time Kimmy-Kim stands accused of comparing her wishy-washy marriage to Kris Humphries to the struggles faced by a cancer patient. Let’s take a look, shall we?
In a (now) controversial interview with The Guardian, Kardashian was quoted as saying, “We [were] 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… 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.”
Well, that certainly does not sound good. We love you, Kim — you’re our Armenian eye treat — but your bad decisions definitely do not bring you closer to understanding the struggles of a cancer patient. They bring you closer to understanding Pamela Anderson, Carmen Electra, Britney Spears, Nicolas Cage and Drew Barrymore — all of whom have also had at least one short-lived marriage (under a year).
Of course, the media outlets of the world took this magical gold mine of a quote and ran with it beyond the horizons. So much so that Kimmy jumped on her blog (apparently she has one) and discussed that shifty “C” word all celebrities use when their quotes go awry. Yes, we’re talking about context and how celebs somehow always find themselves taken out of it.
“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,” Kardashian began her lengthy explanation.
“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.”
Finally concluding, “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”
There it is. Now it’s time to put on those judging caps and figure this whole thing out. Was Kardashian’s comment taken out of context, or did she just create the context to vindicate her mistake? Do tell.
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Kim Kardashian is defending her comparison between her 72-day marriage and cancer, but saying the quote was taken way out of context.