Kim Kardashian's Divorce Affects The Masses: Yes, People Are Holding Vigil Outside Her Store

Kim Kardashian—Brooklyn resident would-be and The Last Great Hope of Kings County—is ending her seemingly unbreakable fairy-tale marriage to basketball player Kris Humphries after the lengthy 72-day celebrity bonding, the likes of which haven’t been seen since Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, or maybe more appropriately, that time Brittney Spears eloped with that guy in Vegas who she knew from high school or whatever. It has affected society to the extent that there is a vigil being held outside the SoHo retail operation of Ms. Kardashain (whose star was propelled to fame by an outsized derriere and a sex tape with Brandi’s brother, Ray-J).

Yes, this is happening. From the blog of Buzzfeed’s Tanner Ringerud, whose office neighbors that of Ms. Kardashian’s store DASH:

My afternoon. Candlelight vigil outside DASH to mourn Kim Kardashian’s divorce. We were out there for an hour singing Beatles and Coldplay songs.

There is a picture:

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From Buzzfeed’s TwitPic, the sad notes they left:

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Now, granted, this is Buzzfeed, a website known for aggregating Internet memes and who are totally suspect for coordinating this kind of internet pranksterism with something like, say, a Craigslist ad to corral people into participating with them.

In moments like this, the famously foreboding quote which opens Kurt Vonnegut’s Nazi propaganda-spy satire Mother Night comes racing into already seared minds: “We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” The odds that there are people so mentally disturbed as to be legitimately upset by this news—the inevitable conclusion of a brilliantly crass, cynical, and wildly successful commercial experiment—are disconcertingly real. To this extent, one might care to consider the philosophical implications of legitimately egging them on.

fkamer@observer.com | @weareyourfek

Comments

  1. Unknowncolor says:

    must be the dumbest group of idiots assembled in NYC since  Donald Trump’s reality show 

  2. Goodguest says:

    why even  watch? buy nor endorse the Kardashans. Some show and fashion  – t and t(trash and trash)

  3. Natasha Dantzig says:

    Occupy DASH! Power to the dumbest people!

  4. guest says:

    I cannot believe how people are stupid. This wedding was business deal to make some money and nothing more. E Chanel should be shame of using teens as a commodity to brainwash with the crap like Kardashian show and wedding.

  5. Joansey says:

    Who really cares, she is sooo self centred and only got married  for the publicity!! He is much better off without her!!

  6. AAaa says:

    She makes a mockery of marriage , they think homosexuals ruin the sanctity of marriage when they are truly in love, it’s people like here who really ruin it.

  7. Guest1 says:

    This isn’t a vigil, its a sad, pathetic, desperate shrine to a business deal gone bad and to think they’ve created a vigil is insulting to ACTUAL vigils.  If anything, it should be a vigil for the death of a traditional marriage.  If this is where their priorities lay in “things to do today”, then this is why America is in trouble.  

  8. Justin Rodin says:

    I don’t see any riot police with rubber bullets and tear gas breaking up this gathering, yet people that want to stop the tyranny in this country get shot at and pepper sprayed constantly, when it’s these useless fucks who should be getting shot.

  9. Terra_fi says:

    Another celebutante disaster tale. No sympathy. 

  10. EMC says:

    Media whores!
    These people are the lowest form of life feeding on American’s insatiable desire to know everything about them.The professional “celebrity has become a joke.Most of these people have no education nor talent, nor do any of them make any contribution to scociety.They get comped everywhere and then they auction off the photo rights to their births, weddings and even funerals to the highest bidder.
    Who are the fools here? The press are their enablers and the public continues to clamor for more.

  11. I thought the vigil was a joke?