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Olivia Wilde: Leave Kim Kardashian Alone

11/17/2011 11:27 am ET

It's not the popular opinion these days, but someone who isn't related to Kim Kardashian is finally standing up for her.

Actress Olivia Wilde, who recently finalized her own divorce from Tao Ruspoli, told Page Six at an after-party at the Standard Hotel, "I empathize. It's not easy. It's the hardest thing in the world. People judge you because divorce is seen as failure. [Kim] took a risk. No one should be attacking her. Our attention should be focused on things that are truly scandalous."

Wilde might be the first celeb to defend Kim's decision to file for divorce from Kris Humphries after 72 days of marriage. So far only Kim's immediate family has stood up for her.

In the days following the divorce announcement, Kim's sister Khloe told reporters in Australia, "I want to stand up and say to everyone, 'That's not true,' and yell at people, but I can't do that. No matter what, whether you're at your best, you're always going to have critics saying something."

Other celebrities haven't been quite as understanding and taken the opportunity to mock Kim:

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