Khloé Defends Her Interview About Lamar Odom

by Michelle McGahan

Khloé Kardashian wants to make one thing perfectly clear: She did not seek out press to discuss her relationship with Lamar Odom. Though Kardashian appears on the cover of this week's People and did give the magazine a lengthy, exclusive quote about where their relationship stands right now (despite calling off their divorce, Kardashian and Odom are not back together, she explained), the cover and majority of the interview was done before Odom's hospitalization, which the magazine points out. And the reason that Kardashian provided the post-hospitalization quotes, she claims, is because she was contractually obligated to do so — not because she was seeking any type of publicity. The 31-year-old explaning this is an important reminder that the Kardashians are actual human beings and not the fame-hungry monsters that some people believe them to be.

Kardashian took to Twitter on Wednesday, Oct. 28 to clarify her People interview and make it clear to fans that she was not exploiting Odom and that the timing of the interview was a coincidence. And the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star — who reportedly rushed to her estranged husband's bedside upon hearing the news that he was hospitalized after being found unconscious on Oct. 13 — did not exactly mince words:

To be fair, People was upfront about the timeline of Kardashian's interview process all along (including on their cover!), so anyone who interpreted the story as cashing in on Odom's hospitalization wasn't following along nor has any empathy for the reality star as a human being. And that last one is the most important point of all.

Just how many reports were flying around that the Kardashians were filming Keeping Up With The Kardashians during Odom's hospitalization? (They weren't.) Though I can see how some would expect this of a family who built their entire careers on reality TV and being celebrities, the Kardashian-Jenners are not soulless creatures willing to sacrifice their loved one's privacy in an extremely serious matter in order to have higher ratings for their television show. And yes, when a member of their family was believed to be close to death in the hospital, I'm pretty sure that qualifies as one of those times when the cameras don't come out.

It might be easy to write off the Kardashian family as narcissistic celebrities only looking out for their own gain, and sure, maybe there is a nugget of truth to that, but we have got to remember that at the end of the day the Kardashians are people. Walking, talking, breathing human beings with feelings and emotions and loved ones in the hospital. They're real. And it is incredibly unfair to assume that just because they are wealthy, powerful, and famous, that they would even think of exploiting such a harrowing, tragic, and terrifying experience for their own publicity. So heed Khloé Kardashian's tweets — they might just make you a better person.

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