Amid a torrent of speculation that Kim Kardashian’s marriage to NBA player, Kris Humphries was a publicity stunt, many seem to not be all that surprised the marriage only lasted 72 days. Actually, given the public’s weird obsession with celebrities and the amount of endorsements, media coverage and publicity stunts that occur in that world, 72 days ain’t that bad. If the wedding truly WAS a publicity stunt, or perhaps “blunder”, then it’s par for the course considering last year’s Kardashian Kard media frenzy.
On November 9th of last year (2010), Kim, Khloe and Kourtney launched the Kardashian Prepaid MasterCard through University Bank at a New York City extravaganza. The prepaid card seemed to offer many of the great benefits of most prepaid debit cards out there including direct deposit, mobile payment solutions and FDIC insurance. Conflict soon arose from critics claiming that the fees required to obtain and maintain the card were outrageous. Needless to say, in about 17 days, the Kardashian sisters pulled the Kardashian Kard from the market.
It seems that celebrities these days are so driven by monetary success and media madness, whether it is the rise and fall of the Kardashian Kard or Oprah giving audience members brand new cars only to find that many couldn’t afford the $7,000 or so in income taxes. Maybe we’ll never really know if some of these rash decisions are made out of pride, greed or just momentary lapses of judgement. Apparently, the more the public shows interest, the more these things tend to happen.