Perhaps the most astonishing thing about Kim Kardashian‘s quickie divorce from Kris Humphries is that she has two well-respected actresses in her corner. A few months ago, Olivia Wilde – also licking her wounds from a recent divorce — said that people shouldn’t blame or judge Kim for “taking a risk.” And now, The Hunger Games‘ Jennifer Lawrence has also offered up some support to Kim.
Not surprisingly, Jennifer has a keener view than most about reality TV: Suzanne Collins‘ Hunger Games books are about kids forced to fight to the death in a nationally televised event where their alliances are scrutinized and the rich Capitol citizens can send the tributes gifts if they’re feeling merciful. (Often they enjoy watching the kids die of thirst or backed into a corner and hacked to pieces with sharp weapons.)
So, Jennifer has a new appreciation for the subjects of reality television; and being a 21-year-old, she’d probably reach for the Kardashian family as an easy reference. She told Contact Music,
We all can’t wait to tune in to the new season of The Kardashians to watch a marriage be destroyed. That’s such a heartbreaking, terrible thing to happen to anybody and we tune in and watch it. We’re become more and more desensitised to the things we see on TV. That’s our entertainment: people suffering.
I have to wholeheartedly agree with Gather that Jennifer just did Kim a huge favor by painting her as the victim of ratings-hungry networks and enabling viewers. Because I still have a soft spot for Kim when she cries about how she jumped into marriage because she thought she was truly in love. I would never have condoned her lavish wedding, but maybe she had to go through that to fully understand the stakes of her poor decision-making. I think it’s safe to say the country reviles her even more than we did when she was just a pretty girl in Ray J‘s sex tape.
I’m curious to see if Jennifer might retract her statement after watching last night’s season finale of Kourtney and Kim Take New York. In the episode, Kim comes across as a child trying to ignore a problem until it goes away, as opposed to a mature adult willing to talk through the rough patch in her new marriage. Because there’s a huge difference between Katniss volunteering to compete in the Hunger Games to save her little sister Prim, and Kim volunteering to have her life documented and be an asshole on live TV.
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