By ANDY BOREHAM
Yesterday’s announcement by reality TV star Kim Kardashian that she will be divorcing her husband of 72-days has angered lots of gays, especially now that reports suggest the wedding was a publicity stunt.
A story by RadarOnline has reported that a friend close to the family says the wedding was a publicity stunt designed to make cash. This has angered gays around the world who feel this is a direct slap in the face — we still can’t get married in most places because it threatens the ‘sanctity of marriage’, yet stunts like this can be pulled by any hetero that sees fit to rape the institution for cash.
The wedding apparently netted the family a whopping NZ$23m, which included exclusive photos with People magazine, who are surely going to be pissed at the idea that their readers were duped.
Back to the Kardashian insider: “It was pretty much an arranged marriage right from the start,” they said. “Kim was looking for a husband and Kris was selected for her, amongst others. She wasn’t really into him but she hoped she would be able to develop some feelings, but it never happened. She was never particularly attracted to him.”
For starters, how can she not be attracted to Kris fucking Humphries?!?! Anyways, back to more serious issues.
It just seems absolutely abysmal that heteros can do whatever they want to the sanctity (more like sanc-tittehz!) of marriage, yet gay men and women are accused of ruining the institution, even before we’re given the pleasure to do so. Sheesh.
Two lesbians from The Real L Word wrote Kim an open letter slamming her for her short marriage and asking her to donate some money to a charity fighting for equal marriage rights.
Gay Australia website SameSame also trashed the Kardashian: “Even after such a short period of engagement it seems the media supported Kim’s right to get married in such a lavish and ostentatious way (which was completely paid by sponsorship), but the rights of same sex couples who have endured longer and through more hardship are still being ignored.”
Even septic blogger Perez Hilton got in on the debate. ‘I love @KimKardashian, but as a gay man in America who is treated as a second class citizen when it comes to civil marriage, I am offended!’, he Tweeted.
Some are calling for Kim to run her own marriage equality campaign, especially since sisters Khloe and Kourtney have previously supported gay rights initiatives.
Will Kim step up and put her money where her mouth is (at least some of the funds from her ‘wedding’)? Such huge media interest would surely help in the push for marriage equality, at least in the USA. How cool would it be if she actually took the piss out of herself in a pro-gay marriage ad?! “I’m Kim Kardashian, and my 72-day marriage goes to show that the institution is not sanctimonious!”
Until then, I’m not sure I can support the Kardashian brand anymore. As SameSame put it so eloquently, I’m Breaking Up With The Kardashians.
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