Kim Kardashian got $500K for one night’s work in Vienna & it was total chaos

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Kim Kardashian worked as an escort yesterday. For real. You know how there’s that rich old dude named Richard Lugner who, every year, pays some American or European famewhore six figures to be his “date” to the annual Vienna Opera Ball? In the past, Lugner has asked/paid for Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, and Carmen Electra. This year, it was Kim Kardashian’s turn. Lugner reportedly paid $500,000 for Kim (and he got Lucifer’s Homegirl for free). He’s not only paying for the Opera Ball date, he’s also paying for the lady to come to his mall in Vienna and make a personal appearance with him. For Lugner, this is all marketing and international press. Well, I’m including some photos from the mall appearance (Kim in the white outfit) and you can see photos of Kim at the ball here.

As you can imagine, nothing is ever that simple with the Kardashian family. Before they even made it to the Opera Ball last night, Lugner was already bitching to the press about dealing with Kim:

Austrian businessman Richard Lugner has made a tradition of paying starlets big bucks to accompany him to Vienna’s annual Opera Ball. This year, RadarOnline.com has learned that he paid Kim Kardashian $500,000 to be his date. But he’s not getting his money’s worth! Just hours after Kardashian’s arrival with mom Kris Jenner and baby North West, Lugner spoke out to local media to complain about how Kardashian had stood him up to film scenes for Keeping Up with the Kardashians!

“Kim is annoying me,” Lugner told reporters. “Because she’s not sticking to the program.”

Only hours after her arrival, Lugner claimed, the reality star stood him up to go to a Schnitzel restaurant with her mom Jenner, and film scenes for her reality show.

“She’s filming and so she doesn’t want to have me around,” he said. The 81-year-old angrily insisted, “The guest should be with me and not anywhere else that is not agreed upon.”

And even when it comes to scheduled appearances, Kardashian has made it clear she won’t follow his schedule. Though Lugner had told press he would dance with her at 11:45 p.m. during the ball, Kardashian said in a press conference that she’d have mom Jenner take her place, explaining, “I’d rather watch the dancing.”

Kardashian was set to attend the ball Thursday night, and Lugner revealed he had already taken special measures to make sure he was ready for the spotlight: He told reporters he had gotten fifteen shots of Botox, saying, “What’s good for [Kim] is good for me too.”

Despite the drama, Kardashian is hardly Lugner’s worst date of all time. That honor surely goes to Lindsay Lohan, who didn’t even show up for her scheduled appearance in 2010 after she missed her flight.

[From Radar]

I remember that Lohan thing. I believe that the Cracken even kept the money too. Anyway, if you were thinking that Lugner sounds like a creepy, crotchety old dude, you’re probably right. If you were thinking that Kim sounds unprofessional, like she can’t follow the simplest of instructions and like she regrets letting Lucifer’s Homegirl talk her into this situation, you’re probably right about that too. Because after the mall appearance, things got even worse at the Opera Ball:

Kim Kardashian stormed out of the hoity-toity Vienna Ball after some white dude working the event came up to her in black face, pretending to be Kanye West! Kim was paid $500K to be the guest of Richard Lugner, an Austrian businessman who has a long history of paying starlets half-a-mil to be his arm candy at the Vienna Annual Opera Ball.

Lugner just did an interview trashing Kim for not sticking to the program, saying, “Kim is annoying me.”

But we’re told she was taking pics with Lugner when a guy who was working the ball came up to her … IN BLACK FACE acting like he was Kanye. She walked away from the guy, but had to stay another hour and a half.

The final straw. A short time later a guy came up to Kim and asked her to dance. She said she wasn’t a good dancer, and then the guy responded, he would dance with her if the orchestra played “N****rs in Vienna.”

Kim is saying there were other problems. She told her people Lugner was aggressive, at times grabbing her and imploring her to lose her security. She said Lugner was trying to be alone with her. And, we’re told a lot of this was caught on tape because Kim was shooting for her reality show.

[From TMZ]

Yep. WTF?! The blackface thing is absolutely crazy and yes, Lugner does not sound like a nice man whatsoever. I don’t know which side to come down on though – it was his money and he wanted $500,000 worth of Kim. If she didn’t want to get with the program, she shouldn’t have said yes to the appearance. That being said, Lugner does sound… gross.

I really don’t get her dress at all either…

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  1. MrsB says:

    What a coincidence that cameras were there shooting for their tv show and caught everything!!!

    • Jen says:

      Well, that don’t call Kris her “pimp” for nothing I guess. As they say, you can’t make this stuff up!! The racist stuff is truly gross, but the dirty old man not being happy with his “Paid escort” is tacky beyond belief.

      • MrsB says:

        Maybe I’m too cynical, but it wouldn’t surprise me at all to learn that this was all set up- including the blackface. Just seems too much lately – the kid who supposedly yelled racist things at Kim, yet nobody wanted to talk to police about it. Kanye complaining that TMZ is picking on him b/c he’s dating a white girl, so they’re racist, and now this.

      • Isadora says:

        Ok, I feel the need to clear a few things up regarding that racist stuff.

        1) The N-word. That came from a german comedian (Oliver Pocher) who approached her saying he would dance with her, if the orchestra played “N***** in Vienna” – a joke on her fiancées song “N***** in Paris” that he recorded with Jay-Z. So it wasn’t really an earnest insult, more like a jokingly reference to one of her fiancées songs. Not really funny, but rather harmless… And you know how comedians are.

        2) The blackface-”scandal”. Yes, there was a guy dressed up as Kanye West. In fact it was reporter from an Austrian TV-station, who dresses up every year for the Vienna Ball in costumes that are related to Mr. Lugners paid guests. He went also as Silvio Berlusconi when Mr. Lugner invited Ruby Rubacuori (and you maybe know the scandal that went on with those two). As it wasn’t really to mock black people as a race, but more a kind of jokingly tradition specifically for the guest, I personally don’t see the scandal. If Kanye West would be white/blue/lilac/green that guy would have dressed up as white/blue/lilac/green.

        So Kim needs to put her big girl pants on and stop painting herself as poor victim.

      • Esti says:

        Isadora, neither of those explanations make it any better. That was some straight up racist behavior, and I don’t blame Kim one bit if she was pissed and left because of it.

      • idk says:

        @ Esti

        She didn’t want to be there anyways, she just wanted the money. The racist incident was a good excuse for her to bail. It could have been a set up for their show and pr, who knows. It is the Kardashians after all. I wonder how the old man felt having to dance with Kris instead of Kim, when it was Kim he paid to be there. Better yet, what did Kanye think of this? Are they that desperate for money?

      • springingforward says:

        Isadora, I agree that it is not racist in that context. Ignorant, as he didn’t know how to do a white guy Kanye who would be the s.o. of the guest, Kim Kartrashian.
        I wish that the word n*gg*r would just get retired and NOONE would use it; it is useless and offensive at it’s core.

      • sputnik says:

        @Isadora

        ah, they didn’t MEAN to be racist, they just did some racist things? at what point will people stop making excuses for folk wearing blackface and using the n-word?

      • Isadora says:

        @sputnik: I don’t want to make any excuses as I couldn’t care less about the comedian and the TV reporter in general. Both are gits. But the n-word was practically a direct quote from Kanye West. Is Kanye West a racist now?

        And yes, the blackface was insensitive, I guess he just didn’t knew how to become an alike looking Kanye-West-copy otherwise. It’s carnival season here and it was a costume. The intention was the same as if a black person dresses up as a white celebrity and uses therefore a “whiteface”. So yes, he is dumb, but not a racist.

      • sputnik says:

        @Isadora

        there’s a difference between a black man using the word n***a in a song and a white man saying n***er. and no, a black person putting on white make-up is not the same thing. whiteface hasn’t been used for centuries to mock and belittle an entire race of people.

      • nofkksgiven says:

        @Isadora – your ignorance in this situation is baffling… “Is Kanye a racist now?” take a seat dear….and sit there for a long while.

        It’s like well women touch their own breasts – why can’t a man come along and touch her breasts whenever he likes? – women do it all the time. As some point you realize you aren’t a part of that group, you can’t do everything they do because in some cases it’s not appropriate and you realize you must have felt mighty privileged in the first place to think you should have any entitlement whatsoever to do certain things.

        No matter the context, a white person getting into black face and saying the N word is not okay. Period.

      • dagdag says:

        @Isadora

        To 1)

        I read that O. Pocher was asked in an interview, during this event ,why he does not dance and he replied , that he would eventually dance if they, the orchestra played “N***** in Vienna” .

        Maybe, because KK did not dance with him, he felt discriminated? Well, well and really, so absurd.

      • me me me says:

        Anyone seen the movie Tropic Thunder? It’s a fairly recent movie with RDJ in blackface the entire time. The movie had amazing reviews…no backlash then. I guess we as a society pick and choose our battles? Either it’s wrong ALL the time, or not at all. I say wrong ALL the time. This stuff needs to stop, so does the use of the “n” word, as well as every other racial slur about every race out there…but will it stop? Nope. The Kardashians do everything for pr, so who knows if the comedian was in on it or got paid to do this for their show. God knows they need the ratings.

      • Dommy Dearest says:

        You know I just want to ask something: Black face- is it as insulting and controversial to Europeans and the the rest of the world as it is here in America? Because while it’s racist I’m not sure it carries the same weight over there. [Remember, question- don't start preaching to me when it's a yes or no answer please] And also: it’s a classy event despite Creeper paying a fameho for it. So sorry, you’re all buying into the plot of K&KK (I have family in Vienna and they were raging this morning when I woke up about Kim and the black face allegation)

        Also: Totally buy these were set up by Kim and Lucifer. Completely and totally. Just for my own dislike of Kim that money should be taken back. If he’s already complaining… Here take $100,000 and leave so she can at least take some money back to her surgeon to inject it in her face. Plastics gotta stay frozen all.

      • mia says:

        @sputnik @Dommy Dearest
        Blackface doesn’t have the same negative racist connotation in at least the German-speaking regions of Europe. Each country has a different history and therefore different moral concepts. Likewise there are other things I consider odd or even insulting that seem to be completely acceptable to (most?) US-Americans. That reporter isn’t a racist. If anything he lacks cross-cultural competence.

      • sputnik says:

        @mia

        i’m aware much of europe doesn’t have the same history of minstrel shows and therefore blackface doesn’t have quite the same connotation as in the UK or US. however, germany, for example, has recently had blackface scandals (ich bin obama etc) and black groups within the country have spoken out against it. the same has happened in france and the netherlands in the last couple of years. perhaps instead of shrugging this off, it’s time for white europeans to listen to PoC when they tell them that dressing up as a caricature of their race is deeply insulting, that you are using tools utilised to marginalise and mock black people across the world. of course you could just stick with the denials and unwillingness to consider the feelings of “minority groups”, which is totally your prerogative, but don’t be surprised when you’re dismissed as racists and apologists.

      • Ennie says:

        I agree with those who say that the use of blackface is not see as too bad in other countries. In my country, there was a beloved comic that many children used to buy decades ago. It was very popular and it was about a black mother (mammy type?) and his boy, who had a gentle heart and whet friends, but got himself in lots of adventures and misadventures.
        There are Mexican american blacks, but not too many (they live in some coastal towns), and the black influence probably came from the caribbean,particularly Cuba, which had a lot of interaction with Mexico before the 60′s.

        Yes, there is racism and classism, but it is not related to slavery, but more related to the famous issue of dark skin, and that includes not only black persons.
        I understand Americans being very offended, but it is probably not viewed the same for Austrians/Europeans.

      • Amy says:

        Agree with Isadora…WHY is it ok for Kanye and others to constantly throw the N word around like it’s nothing, but if anyone else says it, it causes outrage? If the word is offensive and hurtful, then EVERYONE should not say it and especially DO NOT use it in the title of their songs!

      • meh says:

        @ me me me – Tropic Thunder didn’t get flack for using blackface because it was done as a parody. You were meant laugh at how stupid and ignorant it is to think going around in blackface will make a white actor better understand a black character. Maybe you need to rewatch the movie.

      • Erin says:

        Looks like she worked hard for the money on that trip. Total tramp.

      • Jag says:

        @me me me

        Just wanted to point out that during the filming of Tropic Thunder, when it was revealed at RDJ would be in blackface, it was a huge deal. People threatened to boycott the movie and it was quite an uproar. After the movie came out and people enjoyed it, the noise subsided.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        The blackface thing is totally inappropriate.

        The edited song title isn’t racist IMO. He just changed the name of the city to the one they were in, and he was mentioning a song named by her fiance. I NEVER think it is ok to use the “n-word”…but it really does confuse things when you make the title of your song with that word in it. It just opens it up for others to say it back to you under the cover of the official name of the song.

      • idk says:

        @meh – according to another poster (see Jag) the producers DID get flack for it, but once it came out people didn’t care anymore. Yeah but can’t anyone say “Oh I just did blackface as a joke or parody”? Is that really a good excuse? Look what happened to Julian Hough. But what offends one person may not offend another, it’s an individual thing right?

      • decorative item says:

        What needs to be taken into consideration here is that not all people who are not from America know of American taboos, nor should they be expected to.
        If a black person uses the “N” word in his song, how can you expect someone from another culture to know it’s not OK to use the word as a parody?
        And, carnival is a time to dress up, and to dress up like Kyane you would need a black face. Each country has its own social taboos and we can’t expect everyone else in the world to understand what they all are. Not every country has such a sensitive history with this subject, not that there hasn’t been slavery all over the world at different points in times, but you can’t live in America and not learn very quickly how sensitive the topic is. So, if it had been in America there should be no excuses and no tolerance for it, but it wasn’t so I would classify it as poor taste and tacky and not as a malicious attempt to be blatantly hateful and cruel. Remember, carnival is a time for fun and silliness, bringing in a bunch of hatefulness is not what it’s all about and I don’t think it’s what was intended. Still, it’s poor taste and I can see why she got upset.

      • Elizabeth says:

        Isadora, she HAD put on her big girl pants. Can’t you see them through the sheer bit on her “gown?”

      • Lauraq says:

        OK….About the N-word in Paris thing…I’m confused. I’m Irish, whiter than white. I don’t listen to Jay-Z or Kanye because I’m more into rock than rap. And I don’t use the N-word (also I’m a bartender and I’m known for not serving people who are using it at the bar). I get that it’s ‘their’ word and they can say it, and I have no desire to say it just because black people do, because I straight up just don’t like it. But, surely Jay and ‘Ye want everyone to listen to their music, right? So what about the songs with the n-word in it, especially in the title? Are white people ok to say the title, or should they say n-word in Paris? What if they want to sing along with lyrics that have the n-word in them? Is that ok? And I’m not snarking, I’m honestly curious.

    • foodlover says:

      Yeah…NO WAY is this true. If it happened, it was staged. NOBODY can walk around the opera Ball with black face! It is a highly pretentios event, and aside from old rich creep Lugner giving it a trashy image, it is classy and taken very seriously, it’s not some carnivalshow. So no. l say staged. And by the way, the absolute worst girl he ever paid to go there with him was this italian hooker that had underage sex with Berlusconi.

      • Jay says:

        Worst depends on your criteria. I’d wager she was the most professional of the lot.

      • dagdag says:

        @foodlover

        Well, this absolute worst italian girl hooker was, in this case, Richard Lugnar and the Vienne Opera Ball, a paid escort just like the other ones.

        And I say, Berlusconi had sex with an underaged girl and not vice versa. I do not believe she had sex with Berlusconi for pleasure but for money, means, she was an object.

        And no, the Vienna Opera Ball is no longer classy; the event makes a lot of money and Lugnar is an accepted buffoon .

    • Make mine a double says:

      Ok, so I’ve not read all the comments here. And I know there can be a big difference between reactions to the N word in the US and Europe, but I wonder if the comedian (if that’s who he was) didn’t realise quite how offensive he was being, due to the tradition of Black Peter in Germany/Austria.
      It has now sparked a big debate within Germany and Austria about whether this tradition is acceptable or not. I may be barking totally up the wrong tree but I get the feeling it may partly explain why it wasn’t seen as so shocking in Austria. Other opinions welcomed.

      • MrsB says:

        Good point. I don’t pretend to know much of Austria’s race relations or history, but it seems plausible that blackface and the N word are not nearly as loaded as they are here in the US.

      • rrabbit says:

        This was Oliver Pocher. He had insulted other celebrities, and once in a while had to pay damages under the stricter German and Austrian laws.

        I consider it likely that Pocher was quite aware of the impact of the N-word, and used it intentionally for shock value.

    • Amy says:

      Well what did this idiot think was supposed to happen? From the pics, she obviously had an attitude from the get-go. She got HALF A MILLION DOLLARS to accompany him to a few places and dance with him and she wouldn’t even do it! That’s a small price to pay for HALF A MILLION DOLLARS.
      And if she’s “engaged” with a kid, she shouldn’t have been ANYONE’S date for a night…doesn’t she and Kanye have enough money between them that she wouldn’t need to do this at all? She is now, among other things, a glorified call-girl. She should feel so proud.
      It would have been different if she was donating all that money to charity…but the greedy scumbag has no soul and dollar signs instead of pupils in her dead eyes…she is a loathe some ho. What I don’t understand is why this guy would want to be seen with HER. There are surely other nicer starlets that would enjoy the evening and would donate the money and never dream of keeping it. She is a pathetic excuse for a human. Uggghhh…

      • nikko says:

        @Isadora and Amy…..Don’t you understand by now….that only black people can call each other the N word and not be offended by it (and that depends on how you say it). Any non black person saying it to a black person is offensive, period. And Isadora where you at the party? STFU

      • Rockymtnprincess says:

        That’s what I was thinking….the way they flash their wealth is it really worth 500k to sell yourself for an evening? (I would consider doing it of offered to me but I’m poor and poverty stricken in comparison to them.) AND what type of a douche is Kanye for letting her do it? He is so outspoken about how amazing she is but he has no problem with her being a hooker for an evening. Really? I am currently single but if I’m in a relationship and I want to sell myself I really hope my man tries to discourage me. This is just wrong for so many reasons.

      • dls says:

        agree %100 Who “dates” when they are engaged! She is projecting the tramp the world knows she is

      • Jennifer12 says:

        Not defending KK’s decision to do this because I don’t care, it’s between her and her fiancé. But in no way, shape or form does that excuse someone acting in such a racist manner, especially knowing she’s engaged to a black guy with a biracial daughter. None of it was funny.

    • Elle Kaye says:

      A woman who was the PAID ESCORT of an 81 year old man has the audacity to feign indignation?? The same woman whose mother called Chris Humphries an “Indian giver.” Then there is her stereotyping of Armenian’s… “I am Armenian, so of course I am obsessed with laser hair removal!”

      She needs to just sit down and quit crying racism. There are people who are truly being discriminated against, and this abomination makes a mockery of their plight. When she said that a boy was calling her racist names, what did she do? she called her boyfriend and watched as he beat up the boy. And when she faces racism again, what does she do? She walks away. DO SOMETHING. Quit playing the victim and use your notoriety for change. If it truly bothers you, then reach out to your millions of followers and tell them…champion those who need a champion. If not, then quit whining.

      • kri says:

        Let’s address the real horror here-that f*****g dress. And that face. And that old creep. And that guy the old creep rented her daughter to for the night.

  2. JudyK says:

    Can’t believe I’m giving KK a compliment, but I absolutely love that white dress and coat.

    The gown…3 sizes too small, as usual, on top.

    Have to make an observation of the pics of her kissing baby North at the airport yesterday…anyone notice that she’s not even looking at the baby when she kisses her, but looking at the camera. Nice to see her finally holding her baby, awkward as it was, but does she never stop posing.

    • Mylene - MontreL says:

      Ya ! .. Me too i like .. they are long time she don’t look “good” like that

    • FLORC says:

      The top of the gown is awful. I think it would look terrible on anyone.. The bottom doesn’t bother me. Where satin meets another fabric the stitching always ripples like that and I hate it, but the style is nice.

      The white dress and coat is nice. The hair nice. The makeup is nice. Kim honestly looks so reluctant. Kris couldn’t be happier. I’m ofcourse assuming this since her face is tighte than… well I won’t say it since people will yell at me.

      Good for Kim keeping her security. That man creeps me out.

    • Jag says:

      I want to see the larger picture to see whom Nori was trying to see. My guess is that her nanny was standing just out of the photograph, and as soon as the pictures were taken, Kim handed her back to her “real” mother. (The one who actually mothers her.)

      • Amy says:

        Yep…I’m glad the poor little thing at least has SOMEONE giving her love, attention and nurturing. Hope mommie dearest doesn’t unload that nanny in a couple years when the kid starts calling her “mommy”…

  3. Lily says:

    The black face thing is messed up but as far as the rest is concerned I don’t feel bad for her. She was a paid “date” she knew what the deal was. No self respect.

    • Arock says:

      She’s not even good at being a bad hooker. (No disrespect to hookers)

      • starrywonder says:

        HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA

      • Fan says:

        What the…. Kim agreed to
        be a paid escort!! She
        is a mother and engaged
        to be married. The only
        reason I can think Kanye
        would agree to this
        arrangement is so Kim
        would not be at Paris
        fashion week. PMK would
        have Kim do ANYTHING
        for money.

      • Petee says:

        Sooloo sorry if that bothered you so much.I thought this site was to comment on celebrities and not each other.I see other things that people post and maybe I find it funny or stupid but it is not a big deal to me.Sorry I have not been in school for along time.I am over 50 and my first language is Native American and not traditional english.Hope that clears things up for you.

      • Petee says:

        FLORC.I know picture’s get cropped.I have been reading tabloids since Rona Baretts Gossip and that is going way back.I see her out with the baby in a buggy completely covered up.Why is this the one time she let’s the baby’s picture taken?She wanted the money but she just didn’t want to be there period.I am sure it also had to do with a lot to keep her Mom happy.

    • janie says:

      I’m on any side but Kim. She signed up to be an escort, period! What did she expect? I’d get my money back. She is engaged, WTF is going on? I don’t buy the black face or the N word. She’s apparently the only one this happens too! The first time we actually see the baby traveling with her, and she’s a hired escort!

      • Lily says:

        I know right!! The one time she takes her child with her she is working as an escort while planning on marrying another man. And she sees nothing wrong with that she really is clueless.

      • Petee says:

        There are some picture’s of her at the airport with the baby and that dirty old man and he doesn’t look to happy.I think she took the baby was to let this man know in a passive aggressive way she was not going to sleep with him because she never take’s the baby anywhere.She took her Mom also but she take’s her Mom with her to a lot of place’s so I can’t make a comment on that one but I also think it was for the same reason.If you go to some other site’s her mother look’s ecstatic to be there and not Kim.Also every time Kim was pictured close to this man she managed to cover up with the coat.As for as the dancing thing goes she just didn’t want to be close to him at all and offered her Mom instead.Kim can’t dance anyway.Does anyone remember the video of Prince pulling her on stage a few year’s ago?Bottom line she wanted the money but didn’t want to put out.Just a gross disgusting family who will do anything for money.I hope this whole embarrassing incident is a final nail in their coffin.

      • idk says:

        @ Petee

        Kind of like how she treated her last husband? “I want the attention of a wedding and the money, but ewww don’t get too close to me, I won’t be with you for too long !”.

      • FLORC says:

        Petee
        Kim is often with North. Lots of pics get cropped so people can continue to assume the worst. The hate on this women sells papers and gets posters on blogs.

      • Liberty says:

        My understanding is that some starlets in need of cash turn themselves into summer yacht escorts in Europe or in Japan, and this is no different. This has been written about before. Usually it is the formerly famous, those who worked as a teen-movie type. This is just another strong hint that Kris truly is exactly what we joke about. They roll in cash and need to do this out of their bottomless greed? the whole thing is just creepy and pathetic from any angle.

  4. AG-UK says:

    As much money she already has did she really need to do that for $500k? Pathetic. They are all morons rich ones but morons non the less.

    • FingerBinger says:

      I agree. How much money does she need? $500k seems like a drop in the bucket to her. I read that the KUWTK show was renewed again for $40 million. Kanye is wealthy. Almost everyone they associate with is wealthy. Why is she renting herself out to some rich weirdo?

    • snowflake says:

      I don’t care how rich I am, I’d do that for $500 thousand!

  5. Sara says:

    Seriously, why do you keep posting stuff about Kim??? Please stop!

    • Patricia says:

      Just don’t click! Lots of people like to hear about her and snark about her.
      I have never clicked on a Tom Hiddleston post because I don’t even know who he is. There are posts about this mystery man almost every day and I have no problem just scrolling right past. It’s really not hard to do!!

      • Shannon1972 says:

        Hiddleston posts are great fun. You are really missing out, Patricia. They start out commenting on him and the story, but then meander off in these weirdly brilliant and utterly random directions that have absolutely nothing to do with him at all. The regular commenters there are hilarious! I highly recommend. :)

    • Shannon1972 says:

      +1000000000
      for the love of all that is wonderful in this world, please stop posting about this trashy woman and her ridiculous family.
      somehow, we all got paris hilton to go away…how did that happen? lets do it again! i think its time for kim to exit stage left.

      • idk says:

        Paris Hilton “went away” because the media became fixated on Kim and her family. The Kardashians will “go away” when the media decides to focus on a new reality star. Either way, it’s just replacing one with another…

    • queenfreddiemercury says:

      I have to agree. Although I am fascinated but the ‘escort’ part of this story so I clicked but most days THIS website runs stories of what Kim was wearing the day before. I stopped clicking because there was no story- nothing new. I mean every day there is a Kim story more than any other real celebrity.

  6. Tapioca says:

    Interesting use of the Iron Cross on her boob area. Either she’s a fan of early-20th century German militarism, or she’s big into West Coast Choppers!

    The orange hue is pretty special too…

    • AG says:

      Lol

      I bet she’s a military history expert. PhD and all. Publishes under a pen name. Tenured at West Point.

    • Belle Epoch says:

      Exactly! Who thought wearing a huge German cross to a fancy ball in Austria was a good idea? Is somebody playing her? She’s obviously too stupid to know what is emblazoned across her giant chest.

  7. RedWeatherTiger says:

    I know this is a stupid question, but “paid escort”? Is there any level so low that she will not stoop to it?

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Apparently not. What on earth is an engaged new mother thinking in accepting this disgusting offer from that creepy grandpa? There’s just nothing they won’t do for money. Nothing.

      • cyndi says:

        What was she thinking? I would dare to say, it was along the lines of, “mo money, mo money, mo money! Ooh…something shiney!”
        That is all assuming she is actually *capable* of thinking. I don’t think that elevator goes all the way up. :o /

    • Paige says:

      Isn’t it so crass and disgusting….I’d like to think there is someone that can’t be bought….no one has any class anymore.

    • Nicolette says:

      No, that level disappears when you sell your soul.

    • Jay says:

      So low? I have a lot more respect for escorts than I do for Kim Kardashian.

    • Lady D says:

      They need material for the upcoming season of their show. Hence, the escort thingy. The fact that it makes her looks sleazy, desperate, and cheap is irrelevant. The Vienna opera has been a dream of mine for years, something I’d treasure forever. This trick turns it into a side-show.

    • Mingy says:

      I hate that I live in a world where Kim K gets paid 500k for 1.5 hours of her time! SERIOUSLY!!!
      I mean..maybe if she gave it up, nah not even (I’ve seen her snoozefest of a sex tape)
      Where did her mum learn to pimp like that!

  8. AG says:

    I’m sorry, but what was she expecting – she’s being paid to be an escort…

    The guy in the blackface – insanity. Why would the ball organizers allow such racist bullsh*t to happen at such an allegedly classy event?

    • Kiddo says:

      The Kardashians probably hired him, since they got so much mileage on the racist teenager. It’s the only thing that makes them sympathetic. Yes, that’s a cynical view, but I can’t help thinking that they are behind every little fart of PR that slips out.

      • AG says:

        I didn’t think of that, you’re prob right. They are awful enough to pull that sort of a stunt, IMO.

      • queenfreddiemercury says:

        To be honest when they said it’s all on film my mind raced back to the racist teen and I thought the same thing. Either it’s all a setup or nothing happened. If someone did come up to her in blackface of course she has a right to be offended but just can’t believe anything from TMZ (about Kim) or from Kim.

      • Size Does Matter says:

        I totally agree. How would some random guy even have known she would be there, so he could plan his black tie blackface ambush? Can you picture this guy going to the store to buy his face paint? Total setup. And the old guy needs a better lawyer to write a better contract and not to pay till performance is complete. That or he likes the drama, too, and deserves it.

      • rrabbit says:

        Entirely plausible. I’m confident 99% of Austrians do not know what a Blackface is.

        The alternative is that some Americans confused a Carneval costume with a Blackface.

      • Jay says:

        @Size: the “better lawyer” comment made me flash back to the whole contract negotiation in Indecent Proposal between Robert Redford’s character and Oliver Platt’s lawyer character. That always struck me as the cleverest part of the movie. :)

      • Valois says:

        Except it wasn’t a random guy. It was a comedian who knew she’d be there.

  9. Patricia says:

    That ball gown is a nightmare.
    No amount of $$ should make a woman have to put up with racism about her fiancé or be alone with a dirty old man.
    She never should have gotten into this whole sticky situation! Well done Pimp Mama.

  10. db says:

    Handling this clusterf*ck of a party would have been a no brainer for someone with a shred of self-respect. So of course Kim couldn’t figure it out

  11. chaine says:

    he was trying to be alone with her? shocking!!! what does she think she was being paid the half-million dollars for?

  12. dizzylucy says:

    LOL at this guy. He buys trashy famewhores and expects elegance and class. But he sounds disgusting himself.
    I’m going to be a total cynic and assume the guy in blackface was a set up for their show. Controversy and drama, painting Kim as a victim to deflect her not meeting her requirements, etc.

  13. nenou says:

    so she is too grossed out to dance with him but not to take the cash? Seriously this woman is disgusting! I don’t even believe the blackface incident it was just an excuse to flee

  14. bammer says:

    If she had as much money as has been reported she wouldn’t stoop to this level.

    • DailyNightly says:

      I don’t agree. I think they all operate on the “get mo’ money!” principle. I think when PMK spots an opportunity to cash in, she will make any of her kids do it. I also think Kim and Mama looked for any opportunity to make an escape from this soiree.

  15. eliza says:

    Someone’s ck won’t be clearing on Monday. Lol.

  16. original kay says:

    I love her dress. I think this is the best I have ever seen her look.
    It’s flattering, it FITS. I was surprised how tiny she is, when she is wearing clothing in the right size. Her waist is little!

    maybe it’s just a really flattering dress.

    • cyndi says:

      What pictures are *you* looking at? Obviously I’m on a different page ’cause the pic I see has her also too small spanx rolled up in three fat rolls down the front and back. And her hair makes her look like a slicked back pékinese!

  17. Zip says:

    Apparently, she “only” got 250 000 Euro. And the weird blackface guy was an Austrian comedian. At least that’s what is reported by German gossip media.

  18. Mia4S says:

    I make it an avowed policy never to click on stories involving…it…but the whole Vienna Opera Ball situation makes me laugh so hard every year there had to be an exception! The blackface thing is gross, no question. The rest? She seems surprised she was being treated like an escort when she came there…as a paid escort. She even brought her pimp! That “mother” of hers. Now I’m not saying sex was involved or should have been expected, of course not. But when you display a non-stop willingness to sell out, sell your private life, sell your family, and sell your soul? People are going to treat you like you’re for sale.

    • Chrissy says:

      Exactly. And she shouldn’t expect to get paid if she didn’t follow
      through on what was expected of her. I assume there was a contract of some sort. What a mess – how is she going to explain this one to Nori when she’s older – her mother (and grandmother) took her on a “date” to Austria. Poor child!!!

  19. samsam says:

    Based on his previous ‘dates’ I bet he expected Kim to follow him around like a sugar daddy. Kim might sell herself out, but of course she is going to be on her own schedule and only show up for the minimum contracted time. She is a mom and a married woman and she is also a Kardashian.

  20. freebunny says:

    All this story is a disgusting mess

  21. Pixiestix says:

    I lived in Vienna for a couple of years (remember this guy during ball season), and loved it, but their culture is not PC, so the blackface & other comment seems to fit. The dress seems like 2 different ones sewn together for the top & bottom.

    • Isadora says:

      For the blackface & other comment see the my comment near the top – it’s not exactly like the media paints it now (no pun intended). I wouldn’t say that culture in Vienna is less PC, just different than the US, probably. People here are not as sensitive to things like blackface, but are highly sensitive to anything regarding antisemitism or nazi stuff. Much more so than in the US. So I would say it’s just the historical baggage that defines PC in a country.

      • andypandy says:

        Wow you really seem to be going all out in your defense of blackface , use of the n word and other clearly racist behavior ..if only people weren’t all so sensitive & PC SMH..Carry on

      • Jarredsgirl says:

        Andypandy you do realise that other countries are different to America right? Blackface is an American thing. Not everybody follows ur values. I am not American and I only learned about blackface thru this website.

      • andypandy says:

        @Jarredsgirl

        Im not an American either …so whats your point ???? i still maintain Isadora seems way too vested in defending the indefensible Did you take a poll of the Black people living in Europe to know if they find such things offensive ? No
        And the unspoken message in many of these post seems to suggest that “these things are only a problem in the USA cuz you know those black people are sooo Sensitive
        Cant stand Kim or Kanye but doesn’t make that crap OK

      • janeFR says:

        Well, I’m black and living in Europe, and no, blackfaces doe not offend me. Sorry, different baggage here. I’m far more sensitive to giant nazi symbol (iron cross) like the one she choose to wear.
        Luckily for her, some comedian choose to make a joke that is offensive from an american point of view.

      • Pixiestix says:

        Completely disagree, Isadora — in my experience in both working with Viennese and at a few dinner parties, I was absolutely stunned by the anti-Semitic & other comments about less desirable foreigners so casually dropped into conversations. I found it horrifying.

    • starrywonder says:

      Yeah that opera ball was fugly. But whatever Yezzes keeps saying his girl is a modern day Marilyn Monroe and style icon (eyeroll)

  22. Birdie says:

    Blackface is not considered that racist in Europe as in America.

  23. Talie says:

    It sounds like he thinks these women are prostitutes, which makes you wonder how far some of them went with him for even more money.

    • starrywonder says:

      Um he is paying them $500,000..I am going to take a leap that it’s not to just show up and dance with him.

      • jwoolman says:

        Kim gets paid big bucks like that for appearances at nightclubs. I’ve never heard anybody assume sex with the nightclub owner is part of the deal. This is an advertising expense.

  24. Nev says:

    Blackface?!!!!!!

    Where is all the outrage?!!!!
    Are Kim and Kanye the first interracial couple?!!!!!!!

    This is bullshit. And all the reactions about the blackface is SHADY.

    • Esti says:

      This.

      It doesn’t stop being racist just because it was directed at someone you don’t like. Kim is a lot of things, but that doesn’t make it okay to do/say crazily racist things to her.

      • Anon33 says:

        Nor does it stop being racist because “it’s not considered racist in Europe.” An American experienced it and an American was offended. I would have been offended too.

      • margo says:

        yeah, only she wasn’t in America. And some people in Europe might get offended by that cross on her chest.

    • Kiddo says:

      There’s no dispute that it’s racist, at least there shouldn’t be. I question it being spontaneous or a surprise, not because I don’t like Kim, (which I don’t), but because the Kardashians are collectively master manipulators for attention, and no level is too low for them to stoop to to meet those ends, including arranging or being in on something this perverse.

      • Lisa says:

        The whole thing was set up and the American tabloids exploited it with misinformation. All parties involved were on Lugners payroll. The man does this stuff every year. Kim and Mama Kris thought they were gonna have an easy payday and shoot KKK at Lugners expense. The dress was from Ralph Rucci’s Spring 2014 ready to wear line.
        Kim is clueless and should have caught the fact that the top would be associated with the Iron Cross symbol and not too appropriate for the Ball, also the appropriate under garments would help too!

    • queenfreddiemercury says:

      eh I just saw the pics and want to throw up. Blackface isn’t cool at all.

  25. Neffie says:

    I have never seen people with such a thirst for every single cent, i mean you flew your baby half way across the world to be an escort for a sleazy old man! Aren’t you engaged??? I hope they only paid a deposit, she does not deserve the whole 500k whether he is gross or not.

    • dorothy says:

      Agree. Every time you think they’ve gone as low as they can, they go even farther. It’s official, Kim is now in the Paris Hilton, Lohan grouping. Both those women “escorted” the gentleman as well.

  26. queenfreddiemercury says:

    The photos I saw at dlisted her face looked really awful (she’s gone to far with the plastic surgery a long time ago) but the photos at the link aren’t much better. The dress is ugly.

  27. elo says:

    Ugh that dress is fug, it looks like she cut up two prom dresses from decades past and stitched them in to one horrendous home economics project.

  28. Dawn says:

    Oh stop with indignation. I would guess that after hanging out at recording studios with rappers she has seen and heard a lot more than that. I get so sick of her expressed hate of the word but only when it suits her…so there can be N**** in Paris but NOT in Vienne. This trick needs to get over her pretentious self. Everyone knows what Kim is and Kanye West is among them. This was just an excuse to take the money and run. She knew exactly what she signed on for and then acted like some virgin at her first rodeo! Please. I hope he trashes her all over Europe. She is a pig.

    • Petee says:

      People might not agree with you but I do.She has heard way worse.She just wanted the money and got the hell out of there.It remind’s me when she was on Howard Stern with her sister’s a while back and he grilled her on her sex tape.She would not say one word and acted like she was as pure as the driven snow.

  29. Sarah says:

    they all got what they signed up for. What was Kim thinking going to that guy? sure easy money but did she think it would be a smooth night with a lot of fun? What was Lugner thinking? Dropping so much money on the biggest fame wh**e in the history of the planet and thinking she was like Audrey Hepburn?

  30. I like her dress. Sometimes comments about clothing are not fashion forward. Everyday fashion is NOT runway fashion. Most everyday women still wear twin sets. I think both of Kim’s outfits are good. Next season’s fashion is half dresses which Kim wore about a month ago.

  31. Jackrabbit says:

    I live in Vienna and the Opera Ball IS NOT a classy affair – it’s where all the so-called “promis” and society wannabes congregate once a year……it’s really a cesspool. Lugner is a joke – he’s the epitome of a creepy dirty old man…….he had a reality show, after he and his wife split up, that was meant to be something like “The Bachelor” showcasing him “dating” several 20-something girls (who were very much like prostitutes willing to put up with this slimy old guy pawing all over them for a taste of the “good life”…..it was horrible (and I only watched 10 minutes and I think I threw up in my mouth 50x). I’m generalizing here, as I have met lovely Viennese people, but the Viennese are not nice people – they are rude, horribly snobby (totally focused on titles and heritage), and total racists (Hitler was Austrian after all)! They think they are so cultured but they are crass, crass people. Kim and her mother should have fit right in!

    • Isadora says:

      Oh come on. Stop with the Hitler bomb now. I agree Viennese “high society” is kind of laughable – and that’s just what everybody does every year at the Vienna Opera Ball. It’s like “Seitenblicke”, “high society” here is just an amusement for the rest of the people because they are generally totally insignificant and pretty dumb. However I doubt that it’s very much different in other countries at “social events”. The really important people (in politics and culture) have different means of networking.
      Where you met the rude, snobby and racist Viennese people, I still wonder… And explaining such alleged leanings with Hitler is kind of strange.

    • MandR says:

      I am Viennese and after reading what you said about us, I did feel a little insulted, however, I DO agree with you about everything you said about Lugner- one of the sleaziest, most misogynistic and horribly small-minded people Austria hast to be associated with- I love our Opera House and the ball itself could be a lovely and prestigious event, if it wasn’t for all the famehoe and wannabe celeb ass kissing

      • Isadora says:

        The Opera House IS lovely and I’m sure the ball was once great – like 100 years back maybe. And yes, there are some nice things about it, esp. the ballet. Nowadays there is a whole lot of cringing involved. I mean, even the TV presenters are total jokesters and rather embarassing. Alfons Haider is definitely past his prime and Mirjam Weichselbraun a bit ditsy.

        That’s probably the reason why the former opera director Ioan Holender was dissing the ball to no end. He has the best rants ever. :-D

      • Jackrabbit says:

        I’m sorry if my rant came across as offensive & I suppose by venting about the “typical” Viennese in such a harsh manner makes me just as bad as those I was criticizing. However, I do have one question for you: Are you Viennese or Austrian? In my personal experience the attitudes in Vienna are not really throughout the rest of Austria. Also, not trying to be rude, but if you’re Austrian/Viennese how you experience life is MUCH, MUCH different than you would as an “Auslaender” in this country – this country doesn’t really have an open door policy to foreigners. I have a friend from the Czech Rep. who is one of the kindest, sweetest women you’d ever meet & she’s been refused service after she spoke and her accent was made noticeable (once even from a cashier at Billa for heaven’s sake). Another good friend, also a displaced Canadian, who is a visible minority was “pretty woman-ed” at Chigini in the 1st district – a sales lady came right up to her & in English (before my friend even spoke) told her that this isn’t the store for her that she probably couldn’t afford anything. Don’t even get me started on the FPO and HC – during the campaign season what is flaunted on their billboards would not be allowed in most politically correct countries (“Raus mit Islam”). Anyway, enough of my complaining & I do apologize if my previous post and opinions were offensive.

    • Yinn says:

      I’m Viennese too and your post is rather insulting imo, but as you are entitled to your own opinion …. just let me tell you something about Viennese (and Austrian) people being especially racist “just like Hitler” – starting with “I’m generalizing here as I have met lovely Viennese people, BUT” is like saying “I’m not racist, BUT”.

      Show me 1 place in the world where there are not rude and nice people living next door to each other, seriously. And like in every other place in the world there are people who are racist and people who are NOT.
      I’ve studied Social- and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Vienna and the awareness of racism is unusually high (compared to, let’s say Salzburg) due to the fact that Vienna is and always has been a melting pot for people of all nations AND because people drop the Hitler remark on every other occasion.

      Regarding the Opera Ball, well, at least I do not know a single person who seriously cares about the event. I agree with you, it’s not a “classy” event (anymore), also cause people like Lugner keep pushing themselves into the spotlight, and the media is focusing on scandals and gossip. It’s bad marketing and not a representation of the Austrian population. Just wait for the next Life Ball and you will see – completely different media attention and coverage, BUT same audience and city.

      • Isadora says:

        Really? Personally I think there are nearly the same douchebags at the Life Ball (just another generation of gits) who go there to see and be seen. And of course “the cause” (not). Even Gery Keszler himself is every year at the Opera Ball, so he’s probably not the only one attending both events. And media coverage by the ORF is always doomed imho.

        Oh well, I guess I’m just not a fan of such events (and the ORF) in general. At least not in Vienna. I probably need a healthy language and cultural barrier to actually enjoy pretty dresses and dimwits. ;-)

        (And why are here on this site four people living in Vienna? haha..)

      • Yinn says:

        @ Isadora

        That’s exactly my point – same audience at the Life Ball, but a completely different media coverage! It’s all about how you sell an event (and the Opera Ball is all about the gossip of Austria’s “High Society” while at least some media outlets try to focus on the cause while reporting about the Life Ball).

        @ Jackrabbit

        The thing about “you don’t see people of your own society as foreigners do”, well, usually I agree, but it is still possible and to generalize (again) doesn’t do any good (again). Pointing out only the bad things (“She spoke with an accent and was refused service!”) is one way to describe a problem, but the cause of the action is not always as obvious as you may think.
        Like in this case I can tell you that I was told the same thing as well (“I don’t think you can afford anything we have to offer.”) when I walked into a shop “above my pay grade” and I was born and raised in Austria and do not have an accent. The problem is rather the gap between the “high society” (+ wannabies) and the broad spectrum of Viennese people who are “just like you and me”.

        Regarding politics – of course people are noticing the worst guys first, but I can only repeat myself, they do not represent the population of Austria but an extreme version of an opinion, that’s why they are called “extremists”.

      • rrabbit says:

        @Vinn: show us one place in the world where waiters in a restaurant or coffee house are rude to their customers. Other than Vienna, that is.

    • jwoolman says:

      You obviously never saw Flavor of Love with Flavor Flave here in the US. Will make you realize the old Austrian geezer’s reality show was like a G-rated Disney movie full of talking chipmunks and pink rose petals… I stumbled into a marathon of Flavor of Love and just couldn’t take my eyes away from the screen, it was so incredibly icky. Couldn’t believe it was on tv.

      • MandR says:

        @Isa
        quote: And why are here on this site four people living in Vienna? haha..

        I love it! :) I bet there are hundreds of us and more on celebitchy, too shy to put it out there. Come my friends, gather around!! *evil queen laugh*

    • Pixiestix says:

      Jackrabbit,

      Agree completely w/everything you wrote — lived there a decade ago, nothing seems to have changed…and they’ll probably blame their behavior on those foehns winds, too.

  32. dorothy says:

    I thought Kanye wanted her to be respected? Girlfriend fly’s halfway around the world to open a mall and be an “escort”? It’s never going to happen, these Kardashian women are money and attention wh**es that will do anything for both. Respect does not go hand in hand with that.

  33. Nicolette says:

    SMH. Hmmm let’s see $500,000 to be the paid escort for some wealthy dirty old man. I guess we can just drop the word ‘fame’ and just shorten it to ‘whore’. And as far as he is concerned, wealth obviously doesn’t buy good taste. LiLo, Paris and Kim? Scraping the bottom of the barrel isn’t he?

    • starrywonder says:

      Man I hope Nuclear Winter shot Kanye a text with a link to this mess saying “This is what this bish is never going on a Vogue cover”

      • TheOneandOnlyOnly says:

        We can only hope but remember AW doesn’t have standards;Look at all the famehos and reality show “stars” that get front row seats at the runway shows; standards have pretty much left popular culture, and i’m not talking prudery or puritanism, just some basic standards.
        But why does are brainless standardless news media cover this greedy cow like she’s some sort of priceless royalty? The news media isn’t liberal, they are just as empty as many of the celebutards they dote on.

  34. Fauve says:

    This is like the movie “indecent Proposal”. At least the couple in the movie was broke and needed the money. Kim K and Kanye are really low-classed and greedy for selling Kim, the Mother of his child, for any price, to date an old man who thinks he can buy anything in the world. Money certainly does not buy one class on any level. They (Kim, Kris, and Kanye) ought to be ashamed of themselves. I think if Kanye’s Mother was alive she would have been ashamed and disgraced by everything they do.

    • TG says:

      Except that Kanye’s mother raised him and she died well into his adulthood. Which means she knew he was a giant narcissistic whiney baby before she passed. So she was either fine with his behaviour or she had giant blinders on.

  35. idk says:

    What, you mean Kanye didn’t get on a plane from Paris to Austria to punch the guy out?

  36. Gistine says:

    I am now convinced that “designers” pick out the most ugly, hideous unflattering dress and exclaim “Let’s send it to Kim. That trash can will wear it! Ha ha!” What an dumb, orange, jelly-filled crap donut she is. And that “mother” or hers? What an embarrassment to mothers!

  37. Palermo says:

    Was her beloved fiance’ thrilled with her being bought and paid for? If nothing else this tells me their relationship is staged like all the rest of her life.

  38. truthful says:

    They are such money grubbers, all of them.. like mother like daughter.
    She got the check though, if standards were set, she should have not even considered–she made sure to film that annoying show though.

    He probably paid for all of the accommodations too, smdh.

  39. The Original Mia says:

    This is what happens when you take a vulgar, degrading word and turn it into a rap song. This is what happens when you remove the shock value of people saying this word to other people. This is why people feel it’s okay to say it when no one, not white, not black, no one should be saying the N word.

    I have no sympathy for Kim. The woman is wealthy. She didn’t need the money, but she & her pimp are so obsessed with fame they can’t turn down any opportunity to dress up and show off their brand. Well, that backfired magnificently, didn’t it?

    • rudy says:

      why should no one say it? I have friends who say that word. They would look at you in astonishment if you told them to stop. They use it in jest and they can because they are black. I would not because I am white.

      What you are saying is since so many people use the word racistly no one should use it. Following that logic, we should dump the word cracker,

      • The Original Mia says:

        Yes, we should drop the word cracker. It’s just as offensive. I’m not sure why this is hard to grasp.

      • lucy says:

        Rudy, I disagree with the “they can because they are black” presumption. The N word has such caustic derisive history and connotation to it, that it is foul no matter who says it. Believing that black people get a pass to use it perpetuates divisiveness (i.e., racism.) And that’s not okay.

        I’ve actually never heard the word cracker used in a negative context! Lucky me? Is it supposed to be a pejorative slur against caucasians, like “honky”?

        I think the N word stands apart from other slurs. Then again, I take the use of the B word and C word by females as well as by males to also be unfailingly diminishing.

        To me, these words are hate speech. There is no way to mistake them for respectful endearments.

        Some people say having the mainstream co-opt this loaded language takes away the power of such words, diluting them. I agree. Why generate so much confusion and misunderstanding? Language has meaning; if a few people randomly decide the meaning has changed while others don’t, that creates misunderstanding. I just don’t find that to be productive.

      • rudy says:

        It can be used offensively, any word can be used offensively.

        What annoys me is all of us condemning the use of a word that we don’t use. My office mate who uses that word does it all the time, and has been for years. So now, because of Kimye he should stop?

        Hate speech is hate because of the people that are speaking. It is people that hate not words.

  40. bondbabe says:

    Is this girl an idiot or what. Wearing a dress with an iron cross?!!! In Austria??!! (Hitler restored the iron cross as a German decoration of the Third Reich. In 1938, German troops marched into Austria to annex Austria.)

  41. bravocueen says:

    Intent is everything. It was INTENDED to be funny. And since it’s Kanye’s freaking song, unless she’s outraged at Kanye for writing it, publishing it and performing it , she has no right to be outraged at any one else’s use of the song title word. I think it’s bullshit that people honestly believe that an African American can “own” it by using the word but nobody else is allowed. I never refer to myself as cracker and think it’s highly offensive but yet I hear it ALL. THE. TIME. and there is never any outrage. Racism has to be considered racism by all offenders.

    • idk says:

      Jay-Z and Kanye had no problems when Gwyneth Paltrow said it in a tweet (refering to their song). I think Kim didn’t want to be at the ball and just wanted out of there as fast as possible once her picture was taken. For all we know, the producers of their show as well as PMK were behind the whole incident…ratings are what matters.

  42. me me me says:

    Kanye’s made a self-fulfilling prophecy hasn’t he? Call yourself a victim first, then the crimes come after. Strange hmmmm.

  43. rudy says:

    why would any woman wear a dress revealing so much if they were disgusted by their date. She is a ho.

  44. HK9 says:

    “He who pays the piper, calls the tune.” In this case, she didn’t want to dance to the tune of the man who she KNOWS is a complete douche who has no boundaries. This is what happens, when you’re paid to party with unsavory people. Kim=pretty fish in cute aquarium, who is paid to smile while the actual guests tap on the glass. Next.

  45. jwoolman says:

    The Kanye imposter sounds either like a K Klan setup for the show or just a cultural gaffe- European history is entirely different than US history on such things, and “blackface” there may very well just be an attempt to imitate the look of the famous person satirized. I know black Americans who fell in love with Europe at first sight and started making plans to get jobs there simply because in Europe (for one friend, that was specifically Austria), their color is suddenly just interesting and they are seen as Americans first. European racism is simply directed at other groups and they find that refreshing- undoubtedly that’s a big reason Kanye loves Paris and wants to live there.. Certainly “N-words in Vienna” was directly spoofing Kanye’s own song and I wouldn’t expect a European to understand the odd American rule that you have to be part African to use the word, considering that Kanye used it in a title that other people have to reference if they talk about it at all. Blame Kanye for that one. Kim made a serious cultural gaffe, too, not realizing how off-putting that iron cross was for historical reasons. It doesn’t have the same meaning in the US as in Europe. When I was a kid here in the US in the 1950s/1960s, my older brother and his friends thought it was fun to put swastikas all over their textbook covers and run around making the Nazi salute and yelling “Sieg heil!” I thought they were insensitive idiots because I knew what the Nazis were about and wondered what a survivor of the Nazis would think if they saw these American idiots acting this way. But to them, they were just imitating all the WWII TV shows and movies they saw and didn’t get how truly awful it was. Children acting the same way in Europe would have been put in their place pretty fast, but the adults around us didn’t bat an eye. Never even insisted they change their swastika-infested book covers.

    This old guy has apparently always been old and has been running this publicity stunt for the ball and his mall as a package appearance deal for many years. It’s a business deal and nobody has ever seriously said that the escort is expected to have sex with the guy, they’re just arm candy for the night and making a publicity appearance for his mall. Geez, her mom was chaperoning, which is probably a first for the ball. It seems awfully tacky for them to assume filming their idiotic show took precedence over the job she was paid a lot of money to do. The K Klan had to know the detailed expectations for the lucky winner of the bundle of money. Kim is an old hand at getting gobs of money for paid appearances. She wouldn’t keep getting them if she didn’t follow instructions for what exactly was expected. Her head must have swelled up from close contact with Kanye-who knew whatever he had is contagious?!? The old Austrian guy really needs to start paying only after the escort has fulfilled the contract- Kim should refund part of the money, and Lindsay Lohan still owes him the full amount she scammed from him for her no-show.

    • The Original G says:

      Ditto on the Iron Cross thing. Major mistake.

      While he may not be well known on this forum, this guy’s annual date with a highly paid starlet of the moment is well known. You hit it on the head jwoolman by describing it as a marketing arrangement. It’s a half million dollar promotional appearance. Do your research Kim and then if you accept, do your job.

    • Viv says:

      Amen to everything you said. Spot on.

  46. MissTrial says:

    She’s an escort? What does the 500K include. She looks empty. What does she talk about with truly talented people? When she meets artists does she talk about her ‘craft?’

    • me me me says:

      As kanye said “Kim’s talent is being beautiful” so I guess she talks about all her beauty routines? Oh and she’s also the hardest working business woman in the world (according to PMK) so she can give business advice.

      I typed all that with a straight face.

      • MissTrial says:

        Hilarious post me me me!!

        I can’t get over this, what is she thinking? She can’t need the money . Neither can her momma.

  47. Amy says:

    Re debate about blackface in Europe.

    Blackface is not considered to be as controversial in Europe. This may bother us Americans but it is the way things are in Europe. You can’t change that fact. You can continue to label it as racist which is fine. It is perceived as such here in the USA. But people in Europe aren’t sensitive to the social and historical implications that blackface poses in America. And people calling other people racist because they don’t see why it ‘s a big deal doesn’t help matters.

    A good example would be Carnaval. At least in Spain during the parades with the three kings, Balthasar is usually played by a white man in blackface. It is tradition and it always made me feel uncomfortable. But I kept my mouth shut instead of lecturing Spaniards it was considered racist in America. It would have served no purpose. It would be like trying to defend the fact why the USA has such an entrenched gun culture, something many countries do not understand. It’s hard to understand something if you didn’t grow up learning about it.

    • Ennie says:

      In my country they also do that, and it would be probably due to the fact that they want the wisemen to look like the imaginery tells, and there are no actual black men nearby. We totally would not see that as offensive. we have had to swallow how many American films depict our culture, so, it is not retribution, but more a misunderstanding.

  48. Mingy says:

    she should marry this old fart..that’s a match made in heaven.

  49. lucy says:

    Kanye West has a song called “N****gers in Paris”??? WTF.

    Kim Kardashian and her greedy mother were paid half a million dollars to escort a dude to the opera?

    A fool and his money….He got what he paid for: garbage.

    • me me me says:

      Kim got paid $500 000…her mom got 10% of that. It’s even sleazier that her mom is there to make sure Kim doesn’t run for the door. They are going to edit the sh*t out of this for their show since E cameras were there. The whole idea of hiring a woman for the evening is gross…what year are we in? Kim is already rich and is about to marry a very rich man…why would she do this? Greed ? It’s gross on so many levels. God, is this what she’s going to teach her daughter?

  50. nk868 says:

    maybe i’m being naive (and i say this as someone who is not a kardashian fan so before you say i’m a kim apologist… don’t) but why is everyone acting like she’s a prostitute/paid escort who should have expected some skeezy old man try to get he alone and make her uncomfortable if we know that he invites celebrities every year to be his guest? and not always famewhore female “celebrities”? his guests from wikipedia..

    1991 Gina Lollobrigida
    1992 Harry Belafonte
    1993 Joan Collins
    1994 Ivana Trump
    1995 Sophia Loren
    1996 Grace Jones
    1997 Sarah, Duchess of York
    1998 Raquel Welch
    1999 Faye Dunaway
    2000 Jacqueline Bisset and Nadja Abdel Farrag
    2001 Farrah Fawcett
    2002 Claudia Cardinale
    2003 Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock
    2004 Andie MacDowell
    2005 Geri Halliwell
    2006 Carmen Electra
    2007 Paris Hilton
    2008 Dita von Teese
    2009 Nicollette Sheridan
    2010 Dieter Bohlen (originally meant to be Lindsay Lohan [1] )
    2011 Larry Hagman, Karima El Mahroug aka Ruby the Heart Stealer, and Zachi Noy
    2012 Brigitte Nielsen, Roger Moore
    2013 Mira Sorvino, Gina Lollobrigida
    2014 Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner

    i am ALLLL for making fun of her famewhore ways, but especially since the CB writers know about this… why not make fun of her for something she actually did rather than have to stir the pot with fake drama?

    let’s instead laugh about how she agreed to this probably thinking it meant she was super famous and is so well respected bc she was invited to be his celebrity guest this year?

    • Viv says:

      Exactly- Lugner likes to get a little too close and pretend he’s besties with the celebrities he bought, but even he is not stupid enough to think he will get some. None of these people invited have caused as much drama as KimK. Plus, he may get creepier and creepier the older he gets, but he is not responsible for some dumb comedians with very unoriginal ideas popping up.

  51. Aria says:

    At least she looked beautiful for a change. This austrian guy give me creeps.

  52. deehunny says:

    Well they are using the word “glamorous” loosely, aren’t they?

  53. MynameisPeaches! says:

    When it comes to racism white people are not the best judge. That is all.

  54. Jag says:

    What I don’t understand is why these rich men don’t spell out everything in the contract so that when these escorts don’t perform as paid, they don’t get most or all of the money? Like with Lohan – she didn’t show, so she shouldn’t have been able to keep the money. This should go for all paid appearances, since we hear all the time that they’re supposed to stay for 3 hours and only show for 15 minutes, yet they still get their $150k.

  55. Miss Melain says:

    I think the way they pursue money looks a lot like addiction. It’s the most important thing to them and they’ll do anything to get it.

  56. dorothy says:

    I’m really surprised she even knew what an opera was. Not the shiniest penny in the purse.

  57. Jay says:

    Call me blind but where is this cross that people say is in her dress? Is it not in the pictures in the article? I see only a white dress with a white overcoat. Is it in the outline somehow? I’m terrible at magic eye pictures. :)

    • Lucrezia says:

      Not the white dress, the black/peach one. It IS pictured in the article, maybe you’ve developed temporary defensive blindness? (Okay, it’s probably just trouble loading that specific pic, but that seems sadly prosaic.)

      This is the link to the right pic:
      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BhjmIawIcAA3GhO.jpg

      The iron cross is formed by the non-sheer black material in her top. (Though I’m sure that was a non-necessary explanation – once you’re looking at the right dress, it’s pretty obvious :) )

      BTW – You have no idea how much I was tempted to leave you staring, cross-eyed, at the wrong pic.

  58. germanyguy says:

    oliver pocher is an idiot from germany,he have alot of money and he talks shit and shit!he is an racist and dumb,but the woman loving him because he have money!And smart woman never ever falling in love with this guy!

  59. Karolina says:

    Viennese here. So I really don’t want to defend black face, but you guys should be aware that we have actually almost NO black people in Austria. We even have a tradition which is called “Die heiligen drei Könige”=kings of east, where after christmas children dressed up as the kings of east go from door to door to sing and it is for charity. Well, one of the dressed up kids is also doing blackface. Although I would prefer that Austrians be more aware of this thing and stopp it altogether, doing blackface has really NO racism background here, like zero. You cannot compare this how it is viewed in America, it is really not the same thing. In the US people are also parading around as a joke with swastika signs and you are way more lenient when it comes to this, whereas in Austria/Germany people are extremely offended and it is prohibited by law. Everytime when I visit the US and people learn where I am from, a lot of them are like “Oh, where Hitler was from”. This is super irritating and offensive, but I get that you guys live in a completely different society with a completely different history, so I don’t get offended by that.

  60. greenie says:

    I am not defending, excusing or judging anyone with my comment. All I want to say is I have seen in the comments section and sometimes in articles posted here the use of the word gipsy. ( latest Madalina loves herself some Frassy article) For some the word is still an exonym but for the Romani communities is as degrading as the word N*gg*r in USA. If you live in E.U one knows it is used as a derogative and racist word plain and simple. Romani been slaves give or take for 700 years! Please lets not forget that it was not only jews, homosexuals that been taken in nazi camps but also romani. The Romani people have said countless times what the gipsy word means to them, what reminds them of.

    I am a small voice and maybe I won’t be heard but I had to give it a go :) Thank you.

  61. Tim says:

    How can you (as a white guy) pretend to be Kanye without changing your skin colour? Blackfacing comes from a time when all back people in the US were slaves. So if you blackfaced yourself, you made fun of those slaves. Today it is a different story. Even the president is black and of course, if a white guy for whatever reason wants to dress as Obama, he also has to paint his face brown. That has nothing to do with racism.