Kim Kardashian’s divorce after 72 days of marriage inspired a lot of comparisons: to a circus, to a soap opera, to a particularly awful episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians…oh wait. Jennifer Lawrence‘s interview with Parade Magazine, however, is probably the first time it’s been compared to the Hunger Games. Why didn’t we think of it before?
“I was watching the Kardashian girl getting divorced, and that’s a tragedy for anyone,” Lawrence explained. “But they’re using it for entertainment, and we’re watching it. The books hold up a terrible kind of mirror: This is what our society could be like if we became desensitized to trauma and to each other’s pain.” Whooooa! Blow our minds much, Jennifer? So we had to wonder: are the Hunger Games and Kim Kardashian’s divorce really so dissimilar? Or are the Kardashians just getting us ready for the eventuality of televised blood sport? Some comparisons to consider:
The Hunger Games: The Hunger Games require the use of fabulous, gasp-inducing outfits.
Kim Kardashian’s divorce: None of the outfits at the Kardashian nuptials bust into flame with non-burning fire. Unfortunately.
The Hunger Games: Katniss volunteers to go into battle to save her younger sister Prim.
Kim Kardashian’s divorce: Neither Kendall nor Kylie Jenner were spared from having to hear about their sister’s divorce for months on end.
The Hunger Games: Peeta harbors a love for Katniss, which she uses to her advantage.
Kim Kardashian’s divorce: Uh…there is probably a difference here for Kim and Kris Humphries. We just need another minute to…think about it…ummmmmm.
The Hunger Games: Humanoid wolf muttations lurk where you’d least expect them.
Kim Kardahian’s divorce: Scott Disick, anyone?
The Hunger Games: Katniss and the other tributes are dragged into public life by the government for the purpose of entertaining the masses.
Kim Kardashian’s divorce: Put Kim Kardashian in the 74th Hunger Games, give her stick and a piece of twine and she would take everyone else out in 45 minutes if it meant people would keep watching her. Girl knows what she’s doing.
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