Kim Kardashian apparently has no sense of decency. She played estranged husband Kris Humphries as the fall guy on the premiere of “Kourtney & Kim Take New York,” leaving Kris and his family “horrified” at the depiction.
Since the show aired on Nov. 27, reports have surfaced that Kris is mortified at his portrayal, not only because of what aired on the show and how it was taken out of context, but also because of what was left out.
Kim seems to be taking a scorched earth strategy toward her estranged husband in an effort to justify her decision to end their fledgling marriage after just 72 days.
Although Kim said her decision was too painful to become grist for her reality shows, “Kourtney & Kim” focused squarely on the breakup of the marriage. The result was a ratings bonanza.
The premiere drew 3.2 million viewers, most of which in the coveted 18-49 demographic.
The show was not only the highest rated of the series, but also landed in the top twenty most viewed shows in E!’s history, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Producers opened the first episode with a montage of media coverage of the split, and then used a flash back to detail the origins of the marriage’s disintegration.
While the show probably drew viewers like a car wreck draws rubberneckers, at least one viewer watched in disbelief.
Kris watched in “utter horror, because it’s just not a true depiction about what was actually going on between Kim and Kris,” an insider tells gossip site RadarOnline.
“Kris did jokingly say that Kim ate too much wedding cake, but what viewers didn’t see was Kim nagging Kris about working,” the source said.
Kim was constantly pestering Kris about being idle, but “there was nothing he could do about the NBA lockout.”
“It was actually Kim’s idea that Kris go back to Minnesota to train and give them some distance,” following the nude yoga incident, the Web site reports.
Friends of Kris’ say putting Kourtney’s son Mason, outside his room was also another set up. “Kris wasn’t getting any sleep at all,” the insider revealed.
“Scott and Kourtney were staying downstairs, and Scott felt that the producers of the show were just trying to provoke [Kris] into reactions.”
“A lot of things on reality TV are manipulated easily, but with this show, there were a lot of scenes and situations that are going to paint him in a negative light,” another source told the New York Daily News.
The editing is a “big concern” to Kris and his family, adds the source.
Kris still loves Kim and speaks fondly of her, another source told The News. He is “genuinely in love with her.”