Sep 17, 2012 10:49 AM EDT
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Kim Kardashian Denies Comparing Marriage Experience To That Of A Cancer Patient

By Donovan Jackson
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(Photo : Reuters) Kim Kardashian smiles during a news conference in Dubai

Kim Kardashian made headlines late last week in a comment that some say she compared her "quickie wedding" to Kris Humphries to the struggles of someone with cancer.

In an interview with U.K.'s The Guardian, the 31-year-old said, We [were] 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."

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Media outlets picked up the story, running catchy headlines such as "Did Kim Kardashian compare her televised wedding to cancer?" and the like. Many people took to Twitter to bash the millionaire reality star. And still others waged a campaign to boycott cable's "Keeping Up With the Kardashians."

On her blog, Kardashian herself attempted to set the record straight, explaining that something she said was "taken way out of context, as is often the case with quotes pulled from interviews ... 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," the reality star wrote. "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."

She continued: "Many of you know that my father [O.J. Simpson's defense attorney Robert Kardashian] 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."

Do you think Kardashian's words were taking out of context or is she just trying to save herself the embarrassment of such a ridiculous comment?

 

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