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Did Kim Kardashian Compare Herself To A Cancer Patient?

September 16, 2012 11:20 AM by Stephanie Gustafson

We all know how awful Kim Kardashian’s divorce proceedings have been, but there’s still far worse things in life, right? Not according to the former Mrs. Humphries. In an interview with The Guardian, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star compared her recent marital struggles to the hardships faced by an 18-year-old cancer patient. Umm, how are these two situations at all alike?

If there’s one constant about reality stars, it’s that they want us to know that they too have difficult lives. And that is sometimes true, but a few said celebs are not very good at getting the message across.

The perfect example? Kim Kardashian’s recent blunder during an interview with The Guardian. While she was talking about the decision to film her wedding to Kris Humphries, she dropped in a little bombshell:  ”…we [Kris and Kim] decided to film for the wedding. And that was a decision that he and I made together. 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.”

Following the predictably negative media reaction, Kim is trying to smooth things over with an additional explanation.  After blaming the media for taking her statement out of context, she wrote the following on her blog: “In a recent magazine interview, I told of how I had called a female fan who was battling cancer, and she told me how she had watched the show and seen how I had faced my own struggles, and had been inspired by how I had found the courage to change a situation that was making me unhappy. She told me how her life had completely changed when she was diagnosed, and a lot of friends had deserted her, which is something I said I could relate to. In no way was I comparing my own experiences to that of a cancer patient. I was merely talking about how there are times in your life, and everyone goes through them, when you find out who loves you enough to stand by you through thick and thin.”

Well, that clears things up a bit. We’re glad the fan was able to find comfort, but this still feels like a slip-up on Kim’s part. What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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38 Responses to “Did Kim Kardashian Compare Herself To A Cancer Patient?”

  1. Mary Utrup Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 11:55 am

    It is beyond my level of comprehension to understand WHY any member of the medis would continue to interview Kim Kardashian about ANYTHING. THE only thing/person she is capable of
    recognizing is KIM, KIM, KIM. What possible interest is or should there be in someone who can only think about themselves. I’d love to see all the Kardashians disappear into thin air. They have not and will not EVER do ANYTHING that is not just for themselves. Money or not it makes them America’s MOST pitiable family(?)!

  2. dcr9356 Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    I really don’t think she was comparing her situation but that she understood how in some occassions friends can abandon you during hard times. She was not saying her divorce was equal to the fan’s cancer.

  3. megan Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    she is such an idiot.. so non intelligent. i cant even believe she would put her divorce on the same level as someone dealing with cancer.. her family wonders why people hate seeing them on tv or hearing anything about them not because of klohe but becuase of her

  4. valentia Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    I have known several women who have gone through invasive breast cancer and this dimwit is comparing herself to a cancer patient? I don’t think so, Kim. Narcissism is your only problem.

  5. Mary Utrup Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    It is WAY beyond my level of comprehension that ANY news outlet feels it necessary to inquire about or actually quote ANYTHING Kim Kardashian has to say. Her only interest is herself and what can be gotten for her. The entire bunch is well documented in that regard. I think the world is long overdue for a SERIOUS break from all the Kardashian Krap.

  6. Pam Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Really? I am not a big Kim fan as she is beyond self centered, but Jeez every time a celeb makes a statement that could maybe be taken out of context, the media runs with it. I am so tired of celebs, folks in politics, radio show hosts, etc. having to explain what they meant, or apologize for what they said. Jeez Louise give it a rest people.

  7. jessica Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    I am sticking up for Kim. If you listen to what she had said and read between the lines, she was not comparing herself to a cancer patient. She is stating that in the tough road ahead, she will lean on friends and family thru this.
    I know I went thru a terrible divorce myself withich last three and half yrs of constant battling over everything. In the end, we both ended up losing

  8. Katsu Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    The bottom line is this, the only time we should ever and I MEAN EVER see Kim o the top trending now is when Kim has AIDS or when her E! Show gets banned in 60 countries… This is truly pointless….. Anyone else agree?

  9. shanay Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    i dont think that she was comparing herself to a canser patient at all. I think that you guys are just making a big deal out of nothing. Kim will always be one of those people people like you will love to hate on..

  10. MARYANN Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    I always liked the Kardashian family……Always thought those girls were blessed with good looks and good taste in clothes…….sorry that Kims taste in men is so horrible………

  11. Jenna Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    That is too mean! She crossed the line—in comparing herself w the struggle of a cancer patient. These two experiences do not even come close! I wish that people would stop following such a talentless bimbo!

  12. Aliazia Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    I think you guys are full of s**t, it does not sound as if Kim is comparing herself to this young girl at all, all it sounds like is the media taking her words out of context to make money. Personally, it sounds as if Kim is just trying to be herself and comfort this girl and let her know a person thinks they have a whole pot of friends but when something tragic happens IE cancer or a nasty break up a person is left with only a cupful of friends if they are lucky. Sometimes a person has to step back and ask where are all my friends when I need them the most.

  13. r.b. Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    when is the public going to shove theses people out of the limelight once and for all, and stop paying their bills??

  14. Pattie H. Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    I just believe Kim was saying she knows what its like to go through hard times no matter what it is and that you truely find out who your real friends and family are during those tough times.

  15. Heather Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 2:33 pm


  16. Penny Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Jimindy Cricket people, leave the Kardashians alone. Who in their right mind would think Kim would be so heartless to compair the two events. She was refering to the outcome of both unfortunate situations. Somebody is all the time going after the Kardashians, is it jealiousy? I can’t imangine how I’d deal with all the mean, ugly comments that are blown out of porportion. Keep up the good work and family love Kardashians.

  17. Andy Kluka Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Geez…Dumb As A Doornail…and perhaps even more out of touch with reality than Mitt Romney!
    A True American Ditzwagon!

  18. k Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    She’s totally

  19. Andy Kluka Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Geezzz…as dumb as a doornail…and even MORE out of touch with reality than Mitt Romney! A True American Ditzwagon!

  20. doodles Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    She should shut her mouth. Two of my friends had long bouts with cancer. Lots of pain and suffering. I don’t feel sorry for her – She is A CANCER!!!!

  21. Jenna Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    She made a mistake folks..it certainly was not INTENDED to be offensive, and the blunder was brought to her attention. Which is what needed to happen. Let’s carry on people!!

  22. Kevin Franklin Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Why is this dumb whore still in the news????

  23. Blades Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Why is anybody surprised that someone like her would say something like this? o_O Just like saying George Bush does not like black people. Alot of people in the mainstream are idiots, TRUE STORY.

  24. Edward. Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    She is so stupid. -.-

  25. Megan Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Ok, I didn’t take what she said was wrong at all.

  26. Ashtrey Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    The fact that people who aren’t fucking Kim Kardashian care anything about her is much more unforgivable than whatever she has to say. She has no baring on anything real, unless you make people like her your reality. Fucking idiots.

  27. Judy Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    It’s lucky for Kimmy that she is beautiful (which she won’t always be) because she is so disgustingly stupid that she’s pathetic.

  28. Jess Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    This just goes to show how the media is truly, no one’s friend.
    As much as I don’t think super highly of the Kardashians and how they acquired their fame, I also see them as hard workers and under constant scruitiny for every thing they do and say. I think in this case, Kim should be given a break. I’m quite certain this woman with cancer would rather be treated as a normal human being, rather than a martyr. I know I would.

  29. Kim's a waste of DNA Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Kim was misquoted, what she said was her and the rest of her family ARE a cancer on this country!!

  30. Michele Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    I think no matter what she had said the media could and would have turned it into scandal. :-) Even the famous cant have their PR people proof reading their every single comment. Who hasn’t said ssomething in life that was misconstured and they wished they could take it back or change the way it was said? I know I have, I’m just lucky millions of people arent listening to me.

  31. Emily S Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    I don’t think she’s comparing herself to a cancer patient. She’s simply saying that they are feeling the same emotions even though they are not in the same situations. It IS possible to have similar emotions people!!!! Like abandonment and lonliness. My mother and grandmother died from breast cancer, I was only 14 and even I’m not offended by this.I’m 16!

  32. Anicka Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    I really think that Kim Kardashian and her family are not bad people because they are just regular people but in a famous way. peolple are just jelous of them because of how much money they make a year. You could be making as much. But people choose to lay down on the couch and watch T.V while they live it up.

  33. tony Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    She’s a pornstar. ‘Nuff said.

  34. Heather Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    She’s a cancer in the sense that she keeps on spreading and we can’t get rid of her. I hate that skanky bitch!

  35. David Chase Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Kim Kartrashian is NOT a cancer “patient”….She IS, however, a CANCER on society!

  36. Being Nobody Says:
    September 16th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    …well we all know that Kim K is a cancer to all paitients :P

  37. GMarie Says:
    September 17th, 2012 at 12:52 am

    How DARE you compare your white trash A$$ to a poor, stuggling cancer patient?? That is like the lows of all lows! If you ONLY knew what it was like to STRUGGLE for ANYTHING in your pampered piglet life. You should be so ashamed of yourself……oh that’s right, you gained notoriety by starring in a porn flick, so you don’t know what shame is. You do know what it is like making your living off of the naivety of young girls. And your mother is the “whoremaster” of the klan. She should be ultimately ashamed of you, that she never taught you morals or how to act like a respectful young lady/lady…oh and I DO use the terms “young LADY and LADY” extremely lightly.

  38. Guido Says:
    September 17th, 2012 at 11:18 am

    I find it sickening that many of you “fans” have to interpret what Kim says for all of us. NO YOU DON”T she is an adult,sure not a very intelligent adult but still she is accountable for what she says. In her so called apology she still did’tn even say ‘I’m Sorry” asll she said was that we are not smart enough to know what she really means when she says something. Are you KIdding me??? Here Ego is so over the top she actaully thinks we are dying to hear what she has to say about anyting. Now the Cancer Society and victims of Cancer has issued a boycott on her shows and products to show that they do not appreciate her comments and disrespect of all cancer survivors and victims. Please support the boycott in all ways you can. We need to get rid of trash like this off our TV’s


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