We here at Skeptical Monkey would like to thank Kim Kardashian for reminding us all of something very important.
Kardashian could surely use a bit of praise right now; ever since she announced her impending divorce from Kris Humphries just seventy-two days after their $10 million reality TV wedding, critics have started crying foul.
“Many people will feel used—from the media to the public. And considering her marriage can be counted more easily in days, it smacks of a stunt,” said crisis management expert, Glenn Selig. “It will, without a doubt, hurt her brand because people will feel like they’ve been played and duped … It seems hard to believe that the marriage was for real given the fact that it ended so quickly.”
Hard to believe, indeed. According to a whopping 83% of respondents to this Perez Hilton poll, the wedding was a fake. And how often to 83% of American pollsters agree on anything?
Skeptical Monkey would like to take this opportunity to say that while we, too, believe this marriage was a stunt, we don’t believe it had much to do with money or publicity (c’mon, since when do the Kardashians care about those things?). Instead, we believe that Kim Kardashian has taken this opportunity to stand up for gay marriage rights. And no tireless gay marriage advocate could have done it better.
With conservatives shouting about the threat posed by homosexuals to the sanctity of marriage, it’s hard to imagine a more perfect comeback than the fly-by-night nuptials of Humphries and Kardashian. Clearly, Kim Kardashian has staged the over-the-top ceremony, complete with quickie divorce, to force us all to ask the now painfully obvious question: if straight people can screw up a marriage so badly, why should gay people not at least have the right to take a crack at it?
Thank you, Kim. You may now join the ranks of Pamela Anderson, Brittany Spears, and all the other celebrities who have brandished short marriages in the fight for gay rights.
We are forever grateful.