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Like Snooki before them, the Kardashian sisters are so ubiquitous that they're even popping up in political discourse.
Politico reports that Mitt Romney, ever hip and with it, compared what he calls President Obama's broken political promises to Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries' short-lived marriage.
"You know, I've been looking at some video clips on YouTube, of President Obama, then candidate Obama, going through Iowa making promises," he said during a rally in Iowa. "The gap between his promises and his performance is the largest I've seen since, well, the Kardashian wedding and the promise of 'til death do us part."
Obama himself has weighed in on the Kardashians, telling Jay Leno last year he has never seen the show, but still dissuades his daughters from watching their reality shows.
In other Kardashian news, because there's so much of it, did any of you see the Absolutely Fabulous Christmas special in which Edina Monsoon offers her thoughts on the Kardashians? I've reposted the clip below, as well as Romney's Kardashian remarks, AFTER THE JUMP...
Pats and Eddy rip the Kardashian family in a new clip from the resurrected series, after Saffy asks, "Who are these people?"
Says Eddy: "They're just no names, nobodies, sweetheart..."
Adds Pats: "Like Herpes, each with it's own reality show. They're multiplying like head lice."
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...
Gay-hating has now been dragged into the fake Kardashian marriage, Life & Style reports:
Life & Style has learned that Kris is particularly concerned about explosive footage of him bullying Kim's best friend Jonathan Cheban -- scenes that stand to tarnish Kris' wholesome Midwestern image. "Midway through the season, Kris starts bullying Kim's best friend, Jonathan Cheban, about his sexuality," shares a Kim pal. "Jonathan isn't gay, but Kris accuses him of being gay and criticizes him for it in a really homophobic way. Jonathan is really upset."
As is Kim. "Kris used the word 'gay' as an insult, to try and hurt Jonathan," an E! insider tells Life & Style. "He's the lowest of the low bullying someone like this."
While it's too late for him to stop the premiere from airing, Kris has retained lawyer Lee Hutton III and is trying his hardest to prevent the most inflammatory moments from being broadcast.
Today in Kardassian marriage-mocking news.
Here's the promo for this weekend's now canceled Vegas nightclub appearance by Kardashian spouse Kris Humphries, which you may have at first thought was a promo for the new Twilight film, or a gay circuit party. It's neither.
TMZ has learned ... Chippendales in Vegas has already reached out to Humphries, hoping to fill their empty celebrity MC spot at the Rio -- previously occupied by ex-98 Degrees singer Jeff Timmons.
I am trying not to read all the different media reports but it’s hard not to see all the negative ones. First and foremost, I married for love. I can’t believe I even have to defend this. I would not have spent so much time on something just for a TV show! I share so much of my life on a reality show, that contemplating whether to even film my wedding was a tough decision to make, and maybe it turned out to not be the smartest decision. But it’s who I am! We filmed Kourtney giving birth, Khloe getting married, break ups, make ups, our best moments and our worst moments. These were all real moments. That’s what makes us who we are. We share, we give, we love and we are open!
Everyone that knows me knows that I’m a hopeless romantic! I love with all of my heart and soul. I want a family and babies and a real life so badly that maybe I rushed in to something too soon. I believed in love and the dream of what I wanted so badly. I felt like I was on a fast roller coaster and couldn’t get off when now I know I probably should have. I got caught up with the hoopla and the filming of the TV show that when I probably should have ended my relationship, I didn’t know how to and didn’t want to disappoint a lot of people.
Mainstream media has noted the outrage from the LGBT community over the couple making a joke of the institution of marriage:
"Kim Kardashian files for divorce after 72 days. Another example of how same-sex marriage is destroying the sanctity of the very institution," joked Geoge Takei on Twitter, expressing the sentiment of many.
And Jill Goldstein and Nikki Weiss-Goldstein (former stars of The Real L Word), wrote an open letter to Kardashian asking her to support marriage equality:
Kim, we have no doubt that a woman as smart, savvy, and beautiful as you will find love and marriage again. But for the respect of the millions of people who hear about it at every turn (many of whom you rely on to build your brand) please do take into consideration the uphill battle that so many of us have to fight for marriage equality. Perhaps you can demonstrate a bit more respect for the union next time around, instead of using it as a business gain.
We leave you with this idea: Why not take a portion of the millions of dollars you earned on your wedding and donate it to the Human Rights Campaign to help fight for marriage equality? It would speak very loudly.
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are the new poster children for the non-sanctity of marriage.
"Kim Kardashian will file for divorce this morning, after 72 days of not-so-wedded bliss to Kris Humphries ... TMZ has learned. We're told even though the marriage was short, she will not seek an annulment. It's a garden variety divorce, in which Kim cites "irreconcilable differences." We're told the date of separation is listed as today, Oct. 31, 2011....The couple was married on August 20 in a lavish ceremony (see below) in Montecito, CA. There are reports that the wedding cost as much as $10 mil, which means $138,888 for every day until today."
People adds: "Yes @kimkardashian is filing for divorce this morning," Tweets Ryan Seacrest, who produces her reality show. "I touched base with her."
Watch a preview of their divorce (only on E!), AFTER THE JUMP...