'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' Recap: Psoriasis Can't Keep Kim Down
Tonight onKeeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim was diagnosed withpsoriasis. While not quite as frightening as theringwormKhloe suspected it was, the disease is one that, understandably hit Kim hard.
For all her seeming perfection, being diagnosed with thisincurable diseasethat shows itself in red, scaly patches on the skin, was shocking but also really brave of Kim to share her condition with the world. I'm sure knowing of her experience will comfort some others who suffer from it as well. So good for her, but shame onKris Jennerfor her whole reaction to Kim's diagnosis.
I don't know if they're intentionally trying to make Kris look like an insensitive, money-hungry madwoman who cares less about her daughters' feelings than making a buck, but they're doing it well.
As a sufferer herself, you would think she would have been more sympathetic to Kim's concern, but insteadshe laughed when Kim showed her the psoriasis. Just the warm, motherly reaction you'd hope for from your own mother. Even better were comforting words like, "Oh my gosh yours is SO bad" and then pointing out how hard it was going to be for Kim because she's still dating and it was easier for her because she was married when she was diagnosed herself. Thanks, mom?
In addition to her entire career, Kim was worried about a specific commercial she shoot she was doing the next day when her body was covered with psoriasis. Kris had little sympathy and told Kim she was blowing the whole thing "out of proportion" -- there was a commission for her at stake, dammit.
"You're going to have to suck it up," she told her. After fighting with Kim about it, she stormed out.“You are so rude," she shouted. "Call me when you calm down, princess.”
Uh, who's rude?
For someone whose entire career has been based on her looks, I'd say for an incurable disease like this Kim's reaction was actually pretty calm. While there are some treatments, there isno cure, and it can get extremely bad in some cases.
FortunatelyKim decided not to let psoriasis keep her out the spotlight. Her makeup artist was able to cover the spots successfully, and the shoot went off without a hitch.
The only downer was that Kris got her way in the end again."I’m just happy that we got it all back where it needs to be, and I’m getting my 10 percent,” she said.
Hope it's worth it, Kris.
What did you think of the way Kris Jenner reacted to Kim's diagnosis with psoriasis?