Overheard on CNN.com: Stop keeping up with the Kardashians
Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from Kris Humphries after 72 days of marriage.
November 1st, 2011
12:33 PM ET

Overheard on CNN.com: Stop keeping up with the Kardashians

Comments of the morning:

“’The Couple made a reported $18m from their August wedding (that's $250,000 earned every 24 hours).’ Sounds like she knew what she was doing.” - Kumbaya

“This is what happens when your life is sponsored by E!” –KD

Kim K calls it quits

On Tuesday, Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from her husband of 72 days, professional basketball player Kris Humphries. Their wedding, which E! aired in a two-part special, cost a reported $10 million and netted the newlyweds $18 million. As news broke of the divorce filing, CNN.com readers heavily mocked the reality TV nuptials and had harsh words for what they see as a money-obsessed Kardashian clan.

Missy said, “Didn't see that coming, did ya! I wonder why it lasted so long! Lol”

Leslie said, “It lasted so long because they had to stay married until after it aired – duh!”

Linda said, “PATHETIC.”

JW said, “They are such a joke. Let's stop keeping up with the Kardashian's and the world will be better! Contribute something good to the world.”

Genesis said, “I'm so tired of these ‘celebrities’ using marriage as a way to drum up publicity for themselves. They spend millions of dollars for a complete travesty of a relationship. That sure could have helped a lot of people who are struggling just to stay in their homes.”

FEED-UP! Said, “Unbelieveable! Millions upon millions of people are out here suffering and, for reality purposes, literally millions upon millions of dollars was spent on a wedding that lasted only TWO months. No wonder the world is in bad shape. The Kardashian's should be ashamed of themselves, especially Kim and her Mom for exploring the holy sanction of marriage just for TV."

A said, “I love how her ‘careful consideration’ only came AFTER the marriage. Methinks it should have come before. Ah the life of a celeb... "

Shirley said, “The whole thing is a circus and I can't believe I am commenting here. They will do anything to get news copy including the mom's latest on Simpson. Shame on her and Kim~"

Patti said, “I missed the over – under by just a few days. What an absolutely pathetic couple!”

Paul said, “This is so ridiculous. The American way.”

Fooled said, “Was a huge publicity stunt and AMERICA just lined the Kardashians pockets. Lol”

Don said, “This whole KARDASHIAN thing is a joke. Kim and her family are a joke. The public should drop them like a rock, don't but any of there crap, let them join the food line and certainly the back of the line in Vegas!”

Chrissy said, “What a joke .. so many charities and others could have really been helped with the money spent on that circus.”

Nora said, “I knew this Marriage was nothing more than a publicity stunt. Kim you should have to return all your gifts and please do us a favor and elope next time.”

Caseb said, “I’m hoping that now at least some people will wake up and stop wasting another minute on these superficial people, however, the odds are against that. If I never hear the name Kardashian again, I'll be the happiest man on earth.”

Stephanie Taylor said, “With people starving in the world, Kim had a 10 million dollar wedding, bought a 400k car and got a divorce in 70 days without telling her husband first? I was wrong about Kim K. I will never watch any of her shows again.”

Andy said, “FYI: reality TV isn't reality. Everything is calculated and every action is directed. This marriage/divorce plan was put in to effect over a year ago just to popularize this stupid family and make more money. ... No reality show is actually reality peeps.”

Y said, “I didn't think it was going to last. He was just a rebound from Reggie Bush.”

RL said, “I hope she has to return the $18 million she made off her wedding.”

PeaceHo said, “In this bad economy it was disgusting to see such an over-the-top and lavish wedding. Now that the marriage is history it is even more apparent how wasteful that $10 million was. Too bad the money wasn't better spent on, say, helping needy kids in Haiti, Somalia, or the Sudan. Too bad that money wasn't spent of helping people here in the U.S. who are struggling. What DO the Kardashians do ... other than spend money? How do they contribute to make society better?”

tmp1356 responded, “Many people did benefit from this wedding. Many people were hired to do catering, dress making, etc. Maybe not the ideal way to help, but she did spend money, which employed people, which helped the local economy...”

PeaceHo responded, “Like Vera Wang needs more money?”

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  1. Ronnie Slaven

    http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/190641-second-energy-dept-backed-company-goes-bankrupt

    Wake up america

    November 1, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  2. KochKansasKU

    The Koch model: SPEND !!! Spend some more: no limits becuase all the children of KU University are starving.

    Cain: Why dig up a dead allegation when Cain is KOCH. Koch Kansas University is CAIN on a "radical libertarian"
    roll call that includes radiclly unemployed and previously important vets who are undertrained in jobs that amount
    to standing around? What is their future of KU KOCH? Police... nothing more of a larger society.

    So then we say A VOTE FOR CAIN... is indeed A VOTE FOR KOCH.... SPENDING, SPENDING , SPENDING KU central....

    November 1, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Anomic Office Drone

    I don't think her butt is actually that big. I think she has a massive tumor that is going undiagnosed.

    November 1, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  4. justathought

    I had to look up who Kardashian was, that's how important it is to me. For me, it is kind'a stupid to follow the celebrities, what ever do they do for you? If anyone thinks it is intelligent, that is a new definition for intelligent.

    November 1, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Non news.
    Our obsession with private lives of celebrities bordering on vuoyrism translates into big money for them & the entertainment media.

    November 1, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  6. fernace

    The Kardashians are not stars or C-Lebs, they are just people who found a great way to make $$ on the backs of the American populace! They spent 10 mil & made 18 so the wedding was just a $ making scheme! Stop watching their show! It will support the end of these vapid Telebrities!!

    November 1, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ROBERT

    What I wanna know is....did she return the ring ?

    November 1, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Paolo

    The woman has all the personality of an air sickness bag, which unlike her, has a definitive purpose.

    November 1, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Invictus 100

    Seattle Harvest says it can provide a meal for .69. ABC News reports that 1 out of 4 children in the US goes to bed hungry. The $18M given to these two could have provided 26,086,957 meals to those who are hungry. To me, that is a far better use than giving it to a couple of bimbos.

    November 1, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Ann R. Key

    @Paolo-lmao-good one!! Actually I thought the Kardashians were a race of warmongering aliens on Star Trek-Next Generation & Deep Space 9. But they're definitely more like the Ferengi when it comes to making $$$$!

    November 1, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  11. jim

    Maybe it takes more than a all-star basketball players salary to buy all the make-up Kim requires. Can you say HIGH MAINTENANCE!!

    November 1, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  12. JD

    Disgusting, I hate the low life american culture that is Celebrigod worshiping. These people are the worst of us, why do you fools allow them to retain their popularity.

    November 1, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • McLovin

      Says the guy who posts to an article, on CNN no less, that is all about the Kim K Phenom. We can't help it, we love to watch....

      November 1, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Laura Abrams

    I am sooooo sick to death of the Kartrashians....they have the freedom TO do whatever it is they are trying to do....doesn't the public have any freedom FROM????.

    November 1, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Debi

    I have always loved and defended the Kardashians but not anymore!!! I don't even like Kris Humphries but the way that family treated him was disgusting. The worst thing was when Kris Jenner was scheduling cars for the wedding and didn't even think to include Humphries family. I am sure this whole marriage was cooked up by Kris Jenner and Kim of course when along with it for the money and publicity. Kim treated Humphries like Kris treats Bruce, when actually neither of these men need them, they are rich and famous in their own right. I have lost all respect for this family and will never watch the shows again.

    November 1, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Steven

    I am all for a stop the Kardashian movement. These people flaunting their wealth and excesses in a time of unemployment and hurting in this country is gross. Stop the voyueristic ways of Ryan Secrest and this pimp of a mother. Let's create a STOP THE KARDASHIANS WEBSITE.

    November 1, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
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