Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce from Kris Humphries, her new husband of 72 days. All said and done, Kim is reported to have made $18 million from the hoopla she created over her "fairytale wedding," which cost an estimated $10 million.
Are we shocked that this match didn't make it to the three-month mark? Not really. Does it leave a somewhat bitter taste in our mouths that straight couples can turn this supposedly "sacred union" of love into a money-making machine, while same-sex marriage is still likened to weird things like marrying animals? Um, yes.
Not that we wish anything bad on the couple. Maybe they were in love at the beginning--it just didn't work out between the two once all was said and aired on TV. Maybe it really was a hard decision to call it quits instead of trying to work things out like a real couple. But maybe we should also stop and think about just how, exactly, two men or two women who truly and honestly love each other--and want to legally protect and provide for their families by getting married--are supposedly destroying our moral fabric when spectacles like this reduce marriage to nothing more than a Twitter trending topic.
Ms. Kardashian: We can think of one way you can spend your new paycheck.