On Monday, the world remembered the tragedy of 9/11 and while all the other morning talk shows chose to share their sentiments by airing a national moment of silence in honor of those lost, the Today Show aired something else — a Kris Jenner interview about her breast implants and reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Now that the nation is in an uproar over the incident, Kris Jenner is furious that she’s stuck in the middle.
“Kris is a big supporter of the troops and she’s very upset about this,” a source tells Radar Online. “She had absolutely nothing to do with the decision to skip the national moment of silence on 9/11 and suddenly she’s in the middle of it and it’s her face being shown on TV while it’s being discussed.”
It’s kind of strange that she’s not issued an official public statement, but according to the source “She isn’t saying so publicly but she is furious. She’s angry the show put her in this position.” Hmmm, wonder who the source was?
The fact that Kris had anything to do with the Today Show is’s line-up unfortunately not helping her case much as her face is being plastered everywhere with headlines such as “TODAY Skips 9/11 Moment Of Silence For Kris Jenner Interview” and “‘Today’ show airs Kardashian mom, skips 9/11 moment.”
“She had no idea that she was speaking during the moment of silence,” the source adds. “She has always been such a strong supporter of the troops and now she’s caught in this mess and it’s NBC’s fault, not hers.”
As if that weren’t enough controversy for the Kardashian family, Kim is feeling the heat as well after comparing what many call a fake marriage to having a fatal disease. During an interview with Britain’s The Guardian, Kim put her foot in her mouth in a big way when trying to explain her decision to air her wedding on television.
“We had done filming our season at that point, so we decided to film for the wedding. And that was a decision that [ex-husband Kris Humphries] and I made together,” Kim tells the interviewer. “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.”
Right.. your 72-day marriage made for TV is just like cancer. She should stick to reality TV and home-made videos… and tweeting bikini photos of herself. Even though she wasn’t really saying her marriage and divorce was just like cancer, comparing her personal struggles and growth to those of a cancer patient is incredibly myopic.
The Guardian interview is actually pretty interesting. She defends her “brand,” and reality TV show. The obvious point here is: love her, hate her, or just be annoyed by her, enough people “buy in” to her an her family to keep them relevant and successful. Not everyone can do that with a reality show, though many, many have tried, and still many more just want to be given the chance.
On why she deserves fame:
“When I hear people say [what are you famous for?], I want to say, what are you talking about?” she says slowly, her eyes wide as a bushbaby’s. “I have a hit TV show. We’ve shot more episodes than I Love Lucy! We’ve been on the air longer than The Andy Griffith Show! I mean, these are iconic shows, so it blows my mind when people say that.”
On her talents:
“What is my talent?” She cocks her head to one side. “Well, a bear can juggle and stand on a ball and he’s talented, but he’s not famous. Do you know what I mean?”