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Kim Kardashian gun gaffe a new low

By Marisa Nadolny

Publication: theday.com

Published February 06. 2013 4:00PM   Updated February 06. 2013 5:58PM

I'm not sure where to start with the latest head-shake-inducing gossip item about Kim Kardashian.

Beyond the regular stream of non-news she actively perpetuates — including a public discussion about the value of privacy during her pregnancy, despite this — an official doozy emerged today, when the New York Daily News reported fan outrage after KK tweeted out an image of a diamond-encrusted pistol, hers presumably.

All alone, that item would be another, "Oh my god, what a twit" sort of story, but here's the kicker: the Twitter-happy Kim tweeted the image after PUBLICLY patting herself on the back for signing the Sandy Hook Promise, a non-profit/web movement created by residents of Newtown after the horrific shootings on Dec. 14, 2012, at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

"Today, people in Newtown are making the #sandyhookpromise to reduce gun violence," she tweeted last month. "Sign the pledge with me at at sandyhookpromise.org,"

But hell, you don't get a diamond-encrusted gun every day, right? You gotta show off that puppy! Pledge schmedge! Besides, she clearly needed a companion piece to her Yves Saint Laurent firearm, don't we? (Made doubly precious with the caption: "Bang, bang.")

Kardashian has taken down the diamond-gun image and says this whole thing was a mistake.

At least she's right about that.

Kardashian reportedly likes to hit the gun range, which is fine. What's distasteful is the hypocrisy of celebrating gun culture post-Sandy Hook and the doubly obnoxious bragfest over a new toy in a country still sucking wind from a recession.

And if you're the kid of gal who "accidentally" leaks a sex tape, you might make every effort to class it up—at least for the baby's sake.

In truth, I don't know why I'm even grossed out by this incident. After all, the Kardashians are famous for being famous (and rich), and this is the same person who married NBA player Kris Humphries and divorced him 72 days later. (I swear part of the attraction was his "k" name.) But I truly thought we'd hit maximum Roman-Empire shenanigans with "Jersey Shore," "Dance Moms," and the McRib. I was wrong. I suppose it's a good thing to not be entirely jaded, right?

The gun story broke right on the heels of new "reports" about her doctor's "concern" for her pregnancy, for which, in part, we have Kanye "No Stranger to Stupid Behavior" West to thank. The good doctor is worried that her ever-pending divorce to Humphries is getting a little stressful for the mom to be.

It probably is, but really? That nonsense is self-induced and too vapid even for the infinite space of the Internet. Try visiting an inner city sometime Dr. Hollywood.

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