Nothing says highbrow like trashing another person just because she lives her life publicly.
NPR may be known for its serious take on everything, but being in charge of so much boring programming takes responsibility.
A responsibility to never let Kim Kardashian West on your airwaves.
Well, some radio purists are up in arms after Kimmy guest hosted Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me! and officially forced NPR over the shark and straight into the mainstream.
Ombudsman Elizabeth Jensen addressed the uproar on Wednesday, saying:
"Many listeners seem willing to laugh until the comedy is turned on something that touches their own lives or sensitivities. I'm still not sure what to make of this week's outrage over Kardashian, who was indeed a surprising guest, given how often the show has pilloried her and her clan in the past. She wasn't a great guest—she had a couple funny lines—but she was gracious."
In all actuality, Kim was only on for 11 minutes -- definitely not enough time to give up on NPR as a whole.
We hope no one pulls their donations over this!
Kim Kardashian. She really is everywhere!
[Image via Dennis Van Tine/Future Image/WENN.]