Kim Kardashian is back in the news again. After sending a baby gift to Kim and Kanye West’s daughter, North West (Nori for short), talk show host Katie Couric told a reporter that she didn’t really know why the Kardashians were famous saying, “I think it’s mostly teenage girls that are interested.”
Kim didn’t miss a beat in posting an instagram photo of the gift and Katie’s kind note with the hashtags, #IHateFakeMediaFriends and #MayIHumblySuggestYouNotSendGiftsThenTalkS***.
Even though I am not sure myself why the world is so fascinated with the Kardashians, I do feel a little bit sorry for Kim.
Sure, she has more money than I will see in my lifetime, more than 18 million followers on Twitter, and her own mail order shoe empire, but how does Kim know who her true friends are? Do they like her for her public persona and connections or do they love Kim for Kim?
Did Katie mean what she said? Most likely. But did she say it will cruel intentions? Probably not. She apologized, saying she never meant to hurt Kim and that she thinks she is a really sweet person.
Unfortunately, true friends are few and far between when you are a megastar, and Kim was crushed (as her tweets and instagram photo displays to millions of followers).
Now, I don’t think Kim and Katie are getting pedicures together or planning family vacays, but I imagine Kim didn’t expect to hear Couric belittle her fame after sending her a gift for baby Nori. She considered Katie a colleague and possibly a friend in the industry, and instead, she was snubbed.
I feel for Kim. I’ve had “friends” talk about me behind my back. It hurts, and if felt even worse when they acted like we were the best of friends to my face.
But when it comes to true friends, I know who will stand by me through the good and the bad.
My friends certainly don’t like me for my celebrity. Unless you count my 2-year-old, I have very few fans that watch my every move. My friends do not stand by me because of my luxurious career and five figure salary as a middle school teacher. My friends do not love me because of my stylish 8-year-old car.
My friends like me because I’m Jen, and I hope Kim has someone in her life she can say that about, no tweets necessary.
Jen Schneider is a middle school teacher and mom to two children.
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