Very few of us have sympathy for Kim Kardashian about her separation and impending divorce from her husband of 72 days, Kris Humphries, and the fact that she made $17 million on her wedding day, that the ceremony cost $10 million, and that she’s developed a habit of manipulating the media to her advantage are all reasons against pitying her at this time. Kim’s family members have done a solid job keeping Kim going with encouragement and positivity, but now they have to shift themselves around a bit because a new person has joined their team, and it’s Olivia Wilde.
At an event this week, Wilde expressed to the New York Post that she understood how Kim must be having a hard time right now and said, “I empathize. It’s not easy. It’s the hardest thing in the world. People judge you because divorce is seen as failure. [Kim] took a risk. No one should be attacking her. Our attention should be focused on things that are truly scandalous.” It should be said that Wilde really does understand how difficult divorce is because as recently as last month, her divorce from Italian aristocrat Tao Ruspoli (to whom she was married for ten years) was finalized.
But it’s fascinating that Wilde seems to feel compassion for someone who was married for only 72 days AND who had an outrageously and unnecessarily extravagant ceremony (in a time of economic hardship, no less) when Wilde herself was married for ten years and when she’s so actively involved in working with charities that could’ve taken that $27 million and changed lives. Yeah, I fail to see how all this falls short of scandalous.