BOSTON (CBS) – Parents of New England, let’s tip our caps this morning to Kim Kardashian, the shallower-than-a-petri-dish celebutante from the publicity-crazed Kardashian clan of reality TV infamy, and her soon-to-be-ex-spouse of two months, Kris Humphries.
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They have given you a golden opportunity to have one of those in-the-car, staring-out-the-window conversations with your kids that, as you know, can sometimes be the most candid and meaningful talks you’ll ever have.
Chances are by now they’ve already heard the news that Kim and Kris, joined together in holy matrimony, ‘til death do they part, at a modest $10 million televised wedding on August 20th, barely made it past the magic two-month mark.
Kim filed for divorce yesterday, citing irredeemable foolishness, or rather, I’m citing it for her.
If you have wasted precious hours of your time watching Kim parade her vapid personality and grotesque materialism over the past few years, you know that she is the poster girl for narcissism, or self-love, without any apparent justification for that adoration.
Compared with Kim, her sisters Khloe and Courtney are global female role models, and believe me, that’s a stretch.
I know less about Kris, and therefore can’t confirm or refute the smearing of him by Kim’s friends, who claim that he turned out to be a money-grubbing idiot as well, but I find it hard to believe he deserved her, and this.
One can only hope that, for both of them, their 15 minutes of fame are up.
But this is a teachable moment for parents to explain that Kim and Kris are really little more than vandals, who’ve casually desecrated a very special and important institution.
When you marry someone, you are giving up your selfish singleness in order to share your life with another, and by doing so, create a special union that will transcend its parts.
That is a goal of the utmost nobility, and it deserves to be revered, not treated like a joke by golddiggers.
It can be hard to tell kids this is how you should be.
But at least we can point to Kim and Kris and their sham marriage and say this, without a doubt, is what you want to avoid.
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