Spencer On Why America Hates Kim Kardashian
By KRISTA WICK
November 17, 2011
After a few infamous years, Spencer Pratt has a pretty unique understanding of what it's like to be the most-hated man in Reality TV, so naturally we asked him his opinion on the topic of the moment; What's with all the backlash on Kim Kardashian?
The formerly spotlight-hungry Pratt not only understands but forgives Kim for the perceived publicity stunt because he says he understands why she would do it. "Where Kim is right now, I feel like I'm (thankfully) out of," a sage Spencer explains. "In her head she's not faking anything; she's just living her life. When your life is a TV show and you know everything influences ratings, draws more interest to it, you start getting caught up in 'oh, this would be great for my show,' or 'this won't be good for my show,' and you forget what's good for your actual life outside of the entertainment business."
As for whether or not middle America will ever forgive being "hustled" (as he calls it), Spencer believes they probably won't. "The audience for the first time is seeing that the Kardashians are characters."
Without a doubt, their core fan base loves the family because they come off as honest and relatable, but with the marriage/divorce fiasco, Kim may very well lose her biggest fans because they feel they've been deceived.
"The whole Kardashian claim is that 'everything we do is so authentic and real and we're raw,' but for the first time the public is like, 'whoa, this doesn't feel real.' In the normal world, outside of television, you don't get married until you're ready to be married. People are together for a year or two years, maybe eight years. I know people that wait eight years before they get married so they know they have a strong relationship. The idea of getting a divorce 72 days after marriage to the audience, which is just normal people that go through normal relationships, it's too confusing for them...In her position that was season four. That was part of that. Now season five, I'm single again. That storyline didn't work."
Hmm...Well this is hard to admit, but Spencer kind of makes some sense here.