After a sex tape with D-list celebrity Ray J leaked in 2007, Kim Kardashain clawed her way up the fame ladder so fast that by the time she was famous, it was too late for any of us to stop her or ask how it happened. One second she was a nobody with a barely famous father, the next second her family was in our faces 24/7. It seems almost impossible to remember a time when we didn’t know their names or their scandals or the look of Bruce Jenner’s tightly botxoed skin.
But it looks like Kim Kardashian’s career might be coming to an end. While I hoped for a quick halt that would cause to just cease to exist in the media, it’s likely going to be a slow-moving disaster where more and more people come forward and accuse Kim of manipulating PR to her advantage. While they’re most certainly not doing this out of the good of their hearts, it’s definitely interesting to start seeing the other side of Kim. Not the woman dreamed up in an E! brainstorming session, but the woman who did what she had to do to get famous.
Ray J, her co-star in “Kim and Ray J Have Sex,” reveals in a new tell-all book that Kim cheated on her first husband Damon Thomas with Ray J.
In his new book, “Death of a Cheating Man: What Every Woman Must Know About Men Who Stray,” Ray J refers to a former flame who he dated for two years as “KK.” In addition to the initials matching those of Kardashian’s, the time frame given for the tryst matches the length of their relationship. Ray J, 31, claims “KK” pursued him and slept with him while she was still married to her first husband, music producer Damon Thomas. Kardashian has previously denied cheating on Damon, who she divorced after four years in 2004.
Cheating allegations certainly don’t put Kim in the best light. Especially considering her other ex-husband, Kris Humphries, supposedly also has juicy details about Kim to share. Details that she appears desperate to hide. Before her wedding she was some kind of American sweetheart. Maybe not the woman you wanted to be, but the woman you wanted to be friends with. She came out of nowhere and became famous for being famous. She made millions of dollars on endorsements, appearances and magazine covers. Weren’t we all a little jealous of the fact that she made a career of being herself?
But her now infamous 72 wedding last fall changed all that. Suddenly, everyone saw through her little act and started to think that her life choice were much more calculated than they realized. Who makes millions of dollars on a wedding and then gets divorced after 72 days? Someone with a motive.
Suddenly her legions of fans didn’t seem so loyal. People criticized her more openly and turned Kris Humphries into the victim. While I’ve never been inside a Kardashian PR meeting, I doubt this was the plan.
And now, with Ray J’s cheating accusations, it looks like this might be the beginning of the end. Kim Kardashian’s just another trashy reality star who’s 15 minutes in the spotlight are up.
Goodbye Kim Kardashian, don’t let the door or the Sketcher Shape-Ups I’m throwing through the door hit you on the way out.