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Sunday, December 2, 2012

"Kim Kardashian brings out fans, Islamists, and police in Bahrain"

An article from Reuters today described the locals' reaction to a certain Westerner's arrival in Bahrain yesterday: 

MANAMA (Reuters) - Television celebrity Kim Kardashian brought out screaming fans, angry Muslim hardliners and police throwing stun grenades on Saturday when she visited Bahrain to launch a milkshake franchise, witnesses said.

About 100 Sunni Salafists demonstrated with banners outside The Walk Bahrain, an upmarket mall in the capital Manama, after some MPs tried to block the visit over what they called her "bad reputation", according to a local newspaper.

Thousands of fans, who had paid up to 500 Bahraini dinars ($1,360) a ticket, broke into hysterical screams as the 32-year-old celebrity launched the Millions of Milkshakes franchise inside the mall.

Witnesses said police dispersed the demonstrators with stun grenades as the inauguration proceeded inside. There were no reports of casualties....

Honestly, who is crazier: protesters who don't want Kim Kardashian in their country, or fans who would pay $1360 for the privilege of seeing her in the flesh?

I gotta side with the Sunnis on this one.


Anonymous said...

Any connections to the 'sociopath' post?

John Craig said...

Anon --
Actually, that was just coincidence. Kardashian is obviously a narcissistic personality, but I haven't seen anything that screams out "sociopath" to me.