As we discussed yesterday, the Kardashian-Jenner family Christmas card for 2013 is an utter disaster. It just isn’t Christmasy at all! I mean, there are so many problems with the card in general, but one problem I find particularly vexing is that the Vegas-esque dystopian hellscape has nothing to do with “Christmas”. So, now we’re getting stories about who to blame for this nightmarish vision of The Kardashian Circle of Hell. Radar claims that Kris Jenner worked closely with photographer David LaChappelle to create this mess, and the whole thing cost $250,000. Crazy.
The high fashion Kardashian/Jenner family Christmas card shot by famed photographer David LaChapelle cost a whopping $250,000 to shoot, but the first family of reality TV didn’t pay a dime because the production company for Keeping Up With The Kardashians footed the bill, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
The elaborate photo shoot took “three days just to put the set together. David was extremely involved in all details of the set installation. It was Kim’s idea to get David to do the family photo Christmas picture,” a family insider told Radar.
“At first, David balked because he does photo shoots for major magazines, but Kim convinced him to do it. It wasn’t a cheap photo shoot, and the production company of Keeping Up With The Kardashians paid the $250,000 invoice. Hair, make-up, wardrobe, were all paid for by production, and the Kardashians didn’t pay one dime for their Christmas card!”
On Sunday night’s episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, LaChapelle decided the card should only feature the women of the family.
Kris Jenner loved the scheme, and while Rob Kardashian and Scott Disick didn’t care about being on the card, Kendall Jenner felt bad for her father, Bruce. And when the teen visited him, Bruce looked terribly hurt that he wouldn’t be on the card the source revealed.
“Since Lamar and Kanye can’t do it and Scott and Rob don’t care, I think it’s just going to be the girls,” Kendall said.
The former decathlete raged to Kendall, asking whose idea it was and when Kendall said the photographer was behind it, Bruce scoffed.
“We’ve done it for 23 years and now all of a sudden they want to change it? Maybe mom and I – our relationship is a little different but we’re still a family. It’s your mom’s and my Christmas card,” Bruce told her.
After a heart-to-heart talk with Kris, Bruce was ultimately was included in the photo.
Bruce implied to the cameras it was all Kris’ fault, then fumed to her, “I’ve never in the past had to be invited to our Christmas card.”
The feedback from the Christmas card “has been lukewarm at best,” the source added.
“It’s just over the top, and doesn’t feel like a family Christmas card at all.”
Of course it was Kim’s idea to use LaChappelle. What in the world? If she wanted to use him for a magazine photoshoot, I would be fine with that. But you don’t choose LaChappelle for a Christmas card! And E! is crazy to foot the bill for this monstrosity too. I just don’t get it.
Photos courtesy of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, WENN.