“We had done filming our season at that point, so we decided to film for the wedding. And that was a decision that he and I made together. But I think that, with any decisions in life, like, I spoke to a girl today who had cancer and we were talking about how this is such a hard thing for her, but it taught her a big lesson on who her friends are and so much about life. She’s 18. And I was like, that’s how I feel.”
So yeah, Kim’s marriage that lasted 72 days, that wouldn’t have lasted that long if it wasn’t being filmed, is just like cancer. Her quote is a little hard to misinterpret, isn’t it? But apparently we did, and we’re all a big bunch of meanies, according to a blog that Kim posted a couple of days ago:
I want to clear something up for you all, because it seems that something I said has been taken way out of context, as is often the case with quotes pulled from interviews. In a recent magazine interview, I told of how I had called a female fan who was battling cancer, and she told me how she had watched the show and seen how I had faced my own struggles, and had been inspired by how I had found the courage to change a situation that was making me unhappy. She told me how her life had completely changed when she was diagnosed, and a lot of friends had deserted her, which is something I said I could relate to. In no way was I comparing my own experiences to that of a cancer patient. I was merely talking about how there are times in your life, and everyone goes through them, when you find out who loves you enough to stand by you through thick and thin.
Many of you know that my father passed away from cancer, and my grandma is a cancer survivor. This is a disease that has brought so much pain and heartache to our family and I would never want to offend or upset anyone who was battling cancer, or whose family members were battling or had passed away from cancer.
What I said in the interview was misconstrued and I wanted to explain to you all what the context was around my phone call with this girl. Xo
Ok, so Kim said that she could relate to the experiences of the girl with cancer, but she was “in no way comparing my own experiences to that of a cancer patient.” Is that right? Does that make sense?