I actually feel bad for Kim Kardashian.
I hate reality television. The most I can stand is a competition show, every once in a blue moon. Watching the drama (or worse – mundane details) of other people’s lives holds no entertainment value for me. If my TV accidentally ends up on a Kardashian show, I immediately change the channel as a matter of principal. I would have lit myself on fire before I would have watched Kim’s wedding to Kris Humphries.
Maybe it’s because I’ve gone through the shame of a divorce myself that I actually feel very sympathetic towards her right now. Granted, she invited the mass public scrutiny by having her wedding be such a public spectacle in the first place. But, having been married for just over four years, I remember the shame and embarrassment of having to tell my family and friends that it didn’t work out. Just about everyone supported me and validated my decision. I’m sure Kim’s close family and friends are supporting her as best they can, but I can’t even begin to imagine the humiliation of having the world media point a finger at you for having something fail so spectacularly in such a short amount of time. Again, when you make your living as a “reality star”, you sort of open yourself up the world to judge every minor move that you make, so she’s probably not surprised at the amount of attention this is getting (the fame-whore part of her probably even likes it). I’m just saying that, having gone through a divorce, it’s hard enough to not feel like a loser and failure without everyone making fun of you and judging you. She’s probably just trying to show a brave face by keeping up her public persona and appearances these past few days, but I just want for her to go into hiding for a few weeks.