Kim Kardashian Divorce: When Will the Public Stop Caring?

Tom LoughreyAnalyst IIINovember 2, 2011

MONACO - MAY 27:  Kim Kardashian attends the AmberLounge Fashion Monaco 2011 on May 27, 2011 in Monaco.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

The Kim Kardashian divorce saga is the worst thing to happen to sports in recent memory, yet the public is going to continue buying into it until Twitter dies.

Twitter is the biggest Internet platform to hit the world of sports. It surpasses Facebook because of the way it has changed the culture of the way people watch sports. The only competition it truly has is fantasy football, but professional athletes haven’t bought into stats like they have tweets.

It’s human nature to care about the personal lives of others. However, who you choose to follow is your choice. Those who follow Kardashian are the ones making the problem worse.

So why do we care?

Some people want to see her suffer. Here’s two tweets to that tune.

“Kim kardashian should just die, yea I said it”

“@mike775: People telling Kim Kardashian they are heart broken and crying over her divorce should die. Seriously kill yourself” 100% agree”

Others sympathize with the celebrity. Have a look at this tweet.

“I really am heartbroken Kim Kardashian is getting a divorce.”

Does it seem hard to pick a side in this debate? If so, it’s because you shouldn’t really hate a person for getting divorced. You also shouldn’t feel bad for someone who’s life is so illustrious that she broadcasts it all over the world.

I’m not trying to tell you what to think.

Do what you want, tweet as you will, but don’t publicly complain about an issue if you can’t handle the backlash.

People are going to comment on this article and tell me I’m being the ultimate critic, but I’m not going to respond.

Everyone will be hypocritical at some point, it’s impossible not to be. But each individual should show control to some extent.

This ends when the general public stops it.