Celebrities Culture Film — 07 November 2011
Kimpocalypse Now: Time for Kim Kardashian’s Pop Culture Rapture?

Soooo, Kim Kardashian realizes how dead wrong she was to dip on her marriage without first talking to her soon-to-be ex-husband, Kris Humphries. Clearly, she gets this is a bad situation, hence the abbreviated Aussie trip and high-tail to Minnesota aka Humphries-ville. 

Oh boy.

Too little, too late, my dear.  I knew it was only a matter of time before America’s fascination with the baby-talking Kardashian sisters, most pointedly Kim, would come to a bitter end.

Sure, Kim is a lovely woman and has entranced the country with her voluptuous frame and a sex tape with Ray-J that– had it gone into movie theaters– would have out-grossed “Avatar.”

She also had the pitbull power of shrewd momager, Kris Jenner, behind her…pushing her to the heights of branding with her sisters, Khloe and Kourtney, along for the “Keeping up with the Kardashians” reality ride.

But the latest misstep, her elaborate quickie marriage to Humphries, might just have derailed her trip to the top and placed her next to her famous frenemy, Paris Hilton, in a purgatory knowns as near-irrelevancy.

The sheer weight of “I-told-you-so’s” and “duh-you-barely-knew-him’s” on the blogosphere is crippling. E!, the patron saint of the Kardashian empire, cannot help but be feeling like a network of nutjobs for creating an entire special out of a marriage that didn’t make the three-month mark.

Kris Jenner’s bumbling statements that Kimmy Cakes made a mistake and is only learning about love only serve to make her daughter look worse.  Kim is not, after all, a twenty-something fresh out of college and inexperienced in the ways of love and life.  Kim has been married before, so she understands the meaning of the union. And the girl…make that woman…is in her 30s… Two words to Kris J.: stop. playing.

Kris prides herself in coddling her grown daughter in public, but this may be the time to let Kim take the weight on her own.  And for goodness sakes, please don’t insult Native Americans, in the process of defending why Kim should keep a boulder-sized ring when she was only wed for about 72 days. P.S., she shouldn’t keep that ring unless she pays for it.

But I digress: Even if Kris stays off the talkshow jaunt and Kim stops trying to stoke public sympathy for her overpriced, overexposed, anemic nuptials, the damage is done.

The time might be for Kim to bow out gracefully, and take a more behind-the-scenes role in her flourishing businesses.  The gods of pop culture are thirsty for her blood…and perhaps even a sip of her sisters’….(Check out SNL’s spoof.)

I wouldn’t be shocked to see audiences turn on her ubiquitous “Kardashian” reality show and its spin-offs (Watch out Lamar and Khloe).  In just weeks, there may be nothing left of Kim, but a pair of Manolos, mink lashes, a skin-tight dress and that ill-begotten wedding ring in a pile.  Her pop culture rapture is coming….if not now, soon.

What do you think?  How much pop stamina does Kim have?  Comment below, and/or answer this handy poll…






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