(SL) – The latest out of Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center is that Lamar Odom is progressing after overdosing at a Nevada brothel. Another report claims that part of his troubles stemmed from constantly being exploited on soon to be ex-wife Khloe Kardashian’s family’s realty show, Keeping up with the Kardashians.
There have been times when Lamar Odom was left looking and sounding less than stable on the show; and whereas there’s no doubt that Khloe clearly loves and cares about Lamar, she also loves their TV show. Airing Odom’s dirty laundry never helped his situation at all. Most of the world didn’t even know that Lamar Odom had bad habits until it was exposed on the Kardashians’ show.
Here are a few clips and an article by the NY Post that paints a less than pretty picture of clear exploitation:
As the NY Post reports, before the Kardashians even made it to the hospital, there was no dignity here. Odom was found on Tuesday unconscious and face down in a Nevada brothel, choking on his own mucus, damage to his lungs from crack cocaine and track marks on his arms. He’d spent four days and $75,000 there, in a grim whorehouse that most closely resembles a Marriott.
By all accounts, Odom was extremely depressed and out of it, gorging on KFC and T-bone steaks, three at a time. He had to be transported to the nearest hospital by ambulance; he was too large to be airlifted.
Within hours of Odom’s hospitalization, Khloe, Kris and 7-months-pregnant Kim had hopped on a private plane. According to Radar Online, they had a camera crew in tow. (The 11th season of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” filming now, premieres next month.) Caitlyn Jenner was en route.
“It’s a s- -t show,” an unnamed source said. “The Kardashians are trying to run everything. They walked into the hospital with cameras rolling. It was shocking, but hardly a surprise…They are all crying and pretending like they care.”
The Kardashians let it be known that they “dropped everything” when they heard of Odom’s collapse, as if this were a heroic response rather than a merely decent one. In Khloe’s case, she’d been on a lingerie shoot. In little sister Kylie’s case, she’d been on a Web stream. “I love you guys,” she tweeted. The next day, Kylie donned a tight strapless two-piece and went to the mall. Paparazzi just happened to be there.
Model sister Kendall was flying in from Shanghai Fashion Week. “Please don’t go,” she tweeted. Kim publicly canceled the baby shower she’d planned for this weekend, letting the world know, by the way, that she would have had a “Troop Beverly Hills” theme.