UPDATE: In response to widespread outrage and disbelief that Kim Kardashian would have the audacity to compare her divorce experience to someone who is battling cancer, the reality star has taken to her website to try to explain her comments.
Kardashian claims that her words were taken out of context, and writes that female fan who was battling cancer told her how her life had changed when she was diagnosed, and many friends had deserted her, which is something Kardashian said she could relate to.
"In no way was I comparing my own experiences to that of a cancer patient. I was merely talking about how there are times in your life, and everyone goes through them, when you find out who loves you enough to stand by you through thick and thin," she wrote, before noting that her own father died from cancer and her grandmother is a cancer survivor.
"This is a disease that has brought so much pain and heartache to our family and I would never want to offend or upset anyone who was battling cancer, or whose family members were battling or had passed away from cancer. What I said in the interview was misconstrued and I wanted to explain to you all what the context was around my phone call with this girl."
PREVIOUSLY: Kim Kardashian has spent the last year declaring how much she learned from her 72-day marriage to NBA player Kris Humphries.
The 31-year-old reality star has done her best to promote the idea that she has grown personally from the experience -- despite the fact that she's already backtracked on her promises to keep her personal life more private, as her current relationship with Kanye West plays out for the world to see.
As she espouses all the wisdom she's gained from her short-lived marriage, the reality star took things to the next level when she compared her divorce experience to that of someone who is battling cancer.
Speaking to The Guardian about her life as a brand, Kardashian admits that by Season 4 of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" the family was getting worried about content.
"I was like, 'You guys, I don't know that I have much more to give. I can only be myself, like… we're so boring now, we've shown everything," she explained to the paper, though she maintains that her decision to marry Humphries on camera wasn't for the sake of the show.
"We had done filming our season at that point, so we decided to film for the wedding. And that was a decision that he and I made together," she explained, adding that those decisions had consequences:
"But I think that, with any decisions in life [brace yourselves], like, I spoke to a girl today who had cancer and we were talking about how this is such a hard thing for her, but it taught her a big lesson on who her friends are and so much about life. She's 18. And I was like, that's how I feel."
For more with Kim Kardashian, click over to The Guardian.
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