Kim Kardashian Clarifies Cancer Comment
By JACKIE WILLIS
September 14, 2012
Kim Kardashian needs to "clear something up" after a recent comment where she seemingly compared the pain of her divorce to the trials of cancer has caused quite the uproar. So much uproar in fact that some are threatening to boycott Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
In an interview with the British tabloid The Guardian U.K, Kardashian, who is currently dating rapper Kanye West, attempted to explain her decision to divorce Kris Humphries after 72 days of marriage, saying, "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."
According to one report, cancer patients are calling for a nationwide blackout of the E! network on Sunday night after the reality star's comments.
On Friday, Kardashian, 31, addressed the controversy, writing on her blog: "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."
The blog entry continues: "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."