Reality television star Kim Kardashian has been getting an inordinate amount of unfriendly press since announcing her marriage to NBA basketball player Kris Humphries was over in a short 72 days, but D-listed in Hollywood over the debacle? Kind of…
D-Listed. That is the worst thing that can happen to a Hollywood celebrity. The status mark is one step above being homeless or on skid row, one step below getting famous for being arrested or appearing on a celebrity rehab show. Heading into the holidays of 2011, the most famous of the Kardashian sisters Kim Kardashian botched Halloween festivities by dressing like toxic green celebrity Poison Ivy (the fictional character from Batman best known for going green to do evil deeds) right after issuing her press announcement she was divorcing Humphries. Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, her name is in the tabloids again — along with photographic evidence of her charity work… but this time, she’s been D-Listed — roasted by DListed.com.
So here’s the celebrity scoop. The reasonably hilarious website shared the following news about Kim K, creatively roasting both momager Kris Jenner and daughter in one fell swoop. The short version is this: they think the star doing charity work for the holidays was a publicity stunt. We know it was, but think it was still a worthy endeavor to do.
The bleeped version of their story went something like this:
BLEEP Mama Kris recently said that her main prized pig Kim Kun*rashian has such a giving soul (BLEEP EDIT INSULT) and always quietly gives to charity without getting any attention for doing so. BLEEP Mama Kris proved to be right yesterday when Kim graciously took a break from her busy schedule of being the BLEEPITY BLEEP BLEEP BLEEP to feed the homeless at the Los Angeles Mission while surrounded by a team of bodyguards, half a dozen paparazzos, a make-up artist, a hairstylist, a camera crew and the souls of a dozen dead turkeys eye rolling at this blatant publicity stunt. TOTALLY INCOGNITO!
So, seriously… we totally get why Kim K would get picked on for showing up to help feed the homeless and underprivileged a holiday meal with her entourage paying attention to helping her — not the needy. Had they all shown up to help, taken five minutes of pictures to promote the actually food bank or charity where they were, and tweeted out a request for her kajillion fans to PayPal in a donation to the shelter before they all (as a team) rolled up their sleeves and dug in to prepping, cooking, and serving the fixins’ they the celebrity good deed would have been noble.
However, Kim botched the publicity stunt by playing queen for yet another day. [Note: See pic. She even did the queen wave.]
Who the h-e-double hockey sticks brings their hairdresser and make-up artist on the clock to be sure you look just right while you are serving food in a soup kitchen?
The entire scenario exposed by DListed.com gave this writer a reason to pause and think critically about whether or not all publicity — for better or for worse — is good if you are part of the crowd in Hollywood.
While it is totally good press for any non-profit organization to have a celebrity make a special guest appearance at a charity benefit, and while it is wonderful that the reality star is trying her best to make volunteering at a food bank or homeless shelter part of her holiday tradition, the way she went about it has not helped the organization or her family.
Had she let paparazzi and locals take photos of her wearing no make-up and sweats while she actually labored to help make and serve a holiday meal to those in need — or had (even better) sat down last [after everyone was served] and broken bread with people for the Thanksgiving meal, she would have gotten fabulous free press.
Let’s hope before Mama Kris pimps her daughter out for Christmas she reads this — and encourages her spoiled daughter to (for at least a few hours) do more with less.