• Wed, Jan 18 2012

Kim Kardashian Thinks Her Doppelgänger Ruined Her Reputation But It’s Really The Other Way Around

If Kim Kardashian isn’t making a fuss, throwing around accusations and being a complete conniving asshole then you can be certain that hell has frozen over. But that day has yet to come.

Back in July, the ego that never sleeps of the Kardashian sisters Kim, filed a law suit against Old Navy’s parent company The Gap for using her likeness in one of their Old Navy commercials. In the suit she claims that the doppelgänger, Melissa Molinaro, not only has her style (because Kim wears Old Navy now?) but the way she is portrayed dancing around and singing deliberately infringes upon Kim’s public persona.

While it may be easy for Kardashian to place blame on such events as Bebe dropping she and her sisters’ clothing line and even more recently she being replaced by a dog in the Skechers’ 2012 Super Bowl commercial because of this infringement, the fact is only Kim is to blame. If any lawsuit is going to be filed in this equation, it should be Molinaro suing Kim for ruining her career.

Who in their right mind at this point would want to hire a woman who could possibly be mistaken for Kim Kardashian? And since People magazine took a poll of how many consumers were “fooled” into thinking that Molinaro was actually the real deal and discovered that 47% thought it was her, that’s even further confirmation that Molinaro just might be as toxic as Kim. Ew. No one wants to be Kim. Her persona and her brand have become so synonymous with gut-wrenching bile that even Travis Bass, co-owner of NYC’s restaurant Red Egg said “I’d pay her $600,000 personally not to go to Red Egg. Kim Kardashian would be crushing to us.” Yikes.

Duped consumers aside, the likeness is apparently so striking that as of June, Molinaro was dating Kim’s ex-boyfriend, New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush. In some cases, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery but this is just plain creepy and probably a bad career move on the part of Molinaro to be honest. No one wants to be second fiddle to a woman who is fast becoming one of the most loathed personalities out there.

Although we would never suggest anyone contribute to this sue-happy society by running down to the nearest court and filing a lawsuit against anyone, it would make far more sense for Molinaro to be doing the suing. How the hell is she supposed to become a household name if all anyone sees is Kim Kardashian when they look at her?

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