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'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' recap -- Bruce Jenner lashes out at paparazzi
There may be a larger reason why Kanye West has gone crazy on paparazzi in recent months (besides the fact that he is a new dad and just seems to be a rage-filled person), and that reason was revealed on Sunday's episode of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians."
With Kim looking ready to pop, Kourtney and Khloe talk to her about her plans to get to the hospital when she goes into labor. Kim doesn't seem to have really thought this through yet (she hasn't even packed her hospital bag, yet she has her "glam squad" on call -- "typical Kim," Kourtney says), but it's clear she needs to plan ahead to somehow avoid the paparazzi that follow the family everywhere.
Khloe is more concerned than anyone about the danger that swarms of photographers pose, especially for her pregnant sister, and reminds Kim of the tragic way Princess Diana died.
"I mean, seriously though, I'm not Princess Diana," Kim says, dismissing her.
Which begs the question: Do the Kardashians (and other reality TV stars) even have grounds to complain about being followed by paparazzi? This family in particular has been begging for fame since at least 2007 -- Shouldn't they just lie in the very public bed they've made?
It's an argument that could be made regarding any celebrity: They knew (or should have known) when they signed up for the film/TV show/recording contract that fame comes at a price. But the Kardashians are in a league of their own. They became famous for marketing their personalities, not their talents. Kim is even rumored to have tipped off paparazzi so they'd photograph her. (Nick Lachey, whom she dated briefly in 2006, has said she did this on their first date.)
On Sunday's "KUWTK," youngest sister Kylie voices some fears to dad Bruce while they're driving around. She tells him she won't want to drive anywhere alone once she gets her license because her vehicle is nearly identical to Kim's, making her even more of a target (Oh, first-world problems).
"I'm 16 years old -- Shouldn't it be illegal for these men to follow me around?" she asks him.
Bruce gets so heated during this conversation that he has Kylie pull over so he can jump out to yell at the photographers currently following them. The ensuing rant, below, is better than any tantrum Kanye has thrown:
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What do you think? Should the paparazzi respect the Kardashians' privacy, or did they surrender that right when they signed up for their show? Tell us in the poll and comments below.