Sunday, November 13, 2011

It's a Tough Time To Be a Kardashian

If you're Kris, Kim, Kourtney or Khloe Kardashian, you are probably not feeling the love right now.

I'm not sure how involved you've all been with the Kardashian saga as of late, but the Kardashians are finding themselves in a world of trouble. First, the sisters were accused of copying popular designer bags to create the handbags in their Kardashian Kollection line for Sears. Big name designers have called the girls out on copying their top items, and they are not pleased about it. The Kardashians claim to have designed the bags on their own, and I believe it...but I also think their frame of reference came from the expensive handbags in their own closets, which makes their line comprised of thinly veiled (and less well constructed) copies of designer purses.

Kim Kardashian's also receiving some major public backlash for her marriage to Kris Humphries lasting only 72 days. Not only are Americans in general upset, but vendors that supplied items for the wedding are less than pleased. Vera Wang, who designed Kim's extravagant dresses, feels slighted, and other vendors feel like this could negatively impact their images.

Kris Humphries' family is also upset with the Kardashians, and not only for the divorce, which Kris claims he learned about from the press. If you recall, they thought the whole wedding was over the top and played out like a made for TV movie...which, you know, it was. And Kris was seen wearing his wedding ring after Kim stopped wearing hers, so even if he's doing that for publicity, he's winning.

The Kardashian family seems to be trying to clean up some of the mess right now and trying to distract people towards other Kardashian-based gossip, with mom Kris Jenner making lots of television appearances and announcing that younger daughter Kendall Jenner will be getting some time on TV for her sixteenth birthday. (Hint: Judging from the fact that we'll see Kendall shopping for a car and possibly a belly button piercing, I don't think this will do much to improve the Kardashian's image. Just saying.)

The Kardashians might get even more backlash when their book, Dollhouse, comes out. Sure, they might get some good publicity, but the book may just make Kim, Khloe and Kourtney look even more conceited since the book is clearly about them, and I'm sure part of it talks about how hard it is to be a reality star. Which, you know, it can be, but when you famewhore as hard as the Kardashians do, it's hard to have sympathy.

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