Kim Kardashian made millions off of her television wedding. Now she is going to make millions off of her television divorce. Good for her. She found a niche and filled it. Who is to blame for her exploitative success? Also, who is to blame Kris Humphries for his complicity in the whole ruse? He is now more famous than he ever would have been from just paying basketball. Who is to blame? The answer is you, me, and everyone else. If knuckleheads like us didn't tune in to her television show, and buy all the magazines and tabloids that run stories on her there would be no Kardashian brand.
Now to the deeper questions. Are we all so desperate for romance that we are willing to watch this actress make a mockery of love by bouncing from one front-page-worthy paramour to another? And does not the sympathy that we have for her horrible state of contrived Hollywood despair in fact encourage her success, and invite others to do the same?
Marriage is serious business, and by this I don't mean the financial success that it brings to celebrities. It is a serious ceremony bred into our being. Kardashian and Humphries aside, most people marry for love. When the marriage fails the consequences are severe. Broken hearts, shattered dreams, suffering children. As a divorce lawyer I see the real pain from divorce every day. The decision to marry should not be taken lightly, nor should the decision to divorce. Unfortunately when both are glamorised beyond reason society's thinking gets skewed. How many young people will learn from Kardashin that it is acceptable and rewarding to pull out of a marriage after a few weeks? How many young people will learn that it is okay to marry for fame, and then back out of the relationship for even more fame?
There is no doubt that the Kim Kardashian/Kris Humphries marriage and divorce have both been a great success. Is that really the kind of success we want to encourage?
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