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Kim & Kourtney Kardashian: How Dare You Attack Khloe Kardashian For Putting Lamar Odom First

Mon, July 9, 2012 11:57am EDT by Bonnie Fuller 30 Comments
Keeping Up With the Kardashians Recap

Kim and Kourtney took selfishness to the extreme on last night’s, July 8th, episode of ‘KUWTK.’ They had the nerve to criticize Khloe for putting her beloved husband Lamar Odom first – ‘ to the extreme ‘.

Kim and Kourtney Kardashian – are you two really in the position to slam the one happily married sister in the family – Khloe Kardashian – for putting her husband’s needs ahead of her demanding sisters and mother? Especially when her husband was going through a major career crisis!

It was a shocking display of self-centeredness when the two of you piled on to stressed-out Khloe, who was dealing with the overwhelming fallout of her husband, Lamar Odom, being benched by the Dallas Mavericks.

Khloe, not only had to organize and oversee moving all of her and Lamar’s possessions back home to LA, but she was also was trying to manage Lamar’s emotional needs and his business strategy so he’d be able to revive his NBA career .She was doing both with love and maturity and shouldn’t have had to be dissed for her loyalty by jealous sisters.

Lamar was understandably in a full-blown confidence crisis after his game fell apart in Dallas and he got booted from the team.

Bruce Jenner was  the only family member besides Khloe who has sympathy and understanding for what Lamar is going through.

“Every time you raise the bar, it requires greater commitment,” he counsels Lamar, urging him to train hard, and he’ll get his game back on.

Meanwhile Kris Jenner, Kim and Kourtney only care about ONE THING – pressuring Khloe to come to NYC with Lamar, for the grand (and to be filmed of course) opening of Scott Disick‘s new restaurant, RYU.

They don’t just, not care, about what Khloe and Lamar are suffering through, they’re actually angry at Khloe.

“I understand putting your husband first but I think Khloe takes it to the extreme. I think maybe she’s too stressed,” whines Kim.

Really Kim – I guess it’s not too surprising that you would find it ridiculous that a wife would put her husband first – obviously, that’s not something that comes naturally for you. Kris Humphries sure found that out.

“She’s trying to make Lamar’s world so perfect – so that’s making me frustrated,” continues to moan Kim some more, because Khloe is doing the right thing – hyperfocusing on what Lamar needs to get back in the game.

It’s Khloe, who’s on the phone to Lamar’s agent, Jeff Schwartz, asking what Lamar’s strategy needs to be in this crisis. And HollywoodLifers – remember, there was a HUGE crisis following Lamar’s embarrassing departure from the Mavericks. Both the general press and sports press made it major front page news and the attention was a further blow to Lamar’s fragile ego.

Lamar’s agent advised Khloe very specifically: “I want him in the gym. For the next two months I want him low key, just working on his basketball. He needs to disappear. He can reemerge at the end of the basketball season,” he instructed.

“Publicity right now wouldn’t be a good thing for his sporting career,” Schwartz warned.Definitely, not music to Kris Jenner’s ears.

Khloe took these instructions ultra seriously and so did Lamar – he started working out six hours a day.

But anyone watching had to feel for Khloe as she struggled to support Lamar, while fending off 30 phone calls from mother Kris Jenner, who was on her case to satisfy Kardashian empire business demands.

“My family just thinks I’m sitting here, lying out in the sun every day, going to spas,” Khloe said, freaking out.

“I think I’m about to break and crumble. I get migraines every day. They don’t get what I’m under and they don’t back off,” Khloe confessed tearfully. “My family is pressuring me and pulling me in a million directions.”

Khloe was so right to feel pulled in a million directions. She’d only been back in LA for a couple of days and her family was insistent that she stop focusing on Lamar’s career meltdown, or on unpacking her house and getting settled.

Instead, they’re angry that she can’t run over for sister lunches and then run to New York City.

“I was so looking forward to getting Khloe back and it’s not like that,” complains Kim.

“She has all these excuses. She can unpack any time,” accuses Kourtney!

Her sisters are relentlessly self-centered and unsympathetic to her needs and the needs of her  marriage which is under huge strain.

Kim led the most pointed attack. “Do you think because Lamar has lost his mom, grandmother and every other female figure in his life you need to be all of that,” she digs, as if it’s a bad thing that Khloe wants to be Lamar’s best friend and support.

But I’m so proud of  Khloe for standing up to her pushy sisters and mother, and putting her marriage first. She went right back at Kim and Kourtney.

“You two are calling me out,” she told  them off. “Kim, you’re system isn’t working (it sure isn’t) and Kourtney, you’re not even sleeping in the same room as your boyfriend, I have to do what’s right for MY marriage.”

You go, girlfriend! Not doing what was right for her marriage and Lamar’s career was what got him in trouble with the Mavericks. Giving into Kris Jenner’s pressuref to do a Khloe & Lamar reality show distracted him from his game and almost destroyed his career.

Luckily, Khloe didn’t listen to Kris especially, and she made sure Lamar followed his agent Jeff’s advice and focused on his workout, staying out of the press and off TV. Now he’s signed on to be an LA Clipper.

It rocked that Khloe finished the episode by telling her sisters: “you know what, I am an Odom – good-bye Kardashians.”

Your overbearing sisters sure got what they deserved. They’ve tried to force you to get a DNA test this season and now they dissed you for standing by your man. Meanwhile, you’re the only sister to have a successful marriage. Don’t forget it! Stand your ground and keep standing by your man!

Bonnie Fuller

More Khloe and Lamar news

  1. ‘KUWTK’ Preview: Khloe Kardashian Doesn’t Want Welcome Home Party For Lamar Odom
  2. Clippers Are ‘Highly Against’ Lamar Odom Continuing Reality Show
  3. Kris Jenner Wants To Force Lamar Odom To Do More Reality TV In LA