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Lamar Odom is getting the loser edit on ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’

Lamar Odom is getting the loser edit on ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’
October 7, 2013 JEREMY FEIST

Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian

In reality TV, the ‘loser edit’ is what happens when a show’s editors know someone is about to leave and wants to either validate their dismissal or form an emotional connection between that person and the audience for the sake of making it sting more when they leave. Despite it being mostly used in competitive reality shows, Keeping Up With The Kardashians has its own version of this for when they’re about to unceremoniously drop someone, as they did with Kris Humphries. (Although at this point, they’re not even trying to hide the fact that their show is faked, so don’t be so surprised.) The editors will basically edit things so that the soon to be departed looks as bad as possible, and the Kardashians will even stage scenes just to make them look worse. Which is pretty much what’s happening with Khloé Kardashian‘s estranged husband Lamar Odom now, as KUWTK is now editing things together to turn a real life drug problem into SUPER SERIOUS DRAMA. Via RadarOnline

“Holy moly! There’s a lot of emotional issues I think Lamar has,” Khloé exclaimed on KUWTK after taking an odd phone call from Lamar while having lunch at the Jenner home with her half-sister, Kylie. “I do want to help or cater to Lamar but also, there’s only so much anybody can take.”

Khloé then told the E! cameras, “Lamar is a very depressed person, which is sad but understandable for everything he’s been through in his life. I do love Lamar with every ounce of who I am but it’s really scary when someone’s in such a deep low and you know they’re kind of relying on you to get them out and you’re trying and you’re trying and you’re trying and nothing’s really working.”

I said it before, but I’ll say it again: Media literacy needs to start being taught in schools, because this is the kind of horsesh!t that kids are shoveling down their throats every day. The problem isn’t so much that kids are watching bad TV — they’ve always watched terrible TV, that’s not anything new — so much as it is that they have no idea they’re being lied to on a regular basis. They’re being presented with a view of reality that’s absolutely untrue, and know what happens when that’s all they’re fed on a regular basis? They get pregnant in their teens to get on MTV. They become used to the idea that over the top confrontation is the only way to discuss things. They turn into awful, horrible people because that’s the message that’s constantly drilled into their heads: Everything is super important and dramatic and the only way to deal with it is to be as awful as possible.

Jeremy Feist is an (ahem) entertainer from Toronto, Canada. He writes, acts, and performs on stage, and has been a writer for Popbytes for almost three years now. He lives in Toronto with his boyfriend, his incredibly dumb but cute puppy, and his immortal cat.