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Captain Marvel’s Promo Clip With Kris Jenner Is Cringe, But It's Undeniably Good PR

Its weird but it works.

Captain Marvel comes out in cinemas this Thursday March 7, and the hype can barely be contained. In spite of the petulant trolls who have tried to stifle the excitement for female-led Marvel film, the reception for Brie Larson’s superhero debut is overwhelmingly positive and its set to smash at the box office.

The trailers are electrifying, the reviews are excellent, the world is ready for Captain Marvel.

But not everyone is loving the latest promo, which features Kardashian mom-ager Kris Jenner alongside actress and Real Housewives star Lisa Rinna. It’s definitely an unexpected crossover of characters.

Yes this promo is very cringe. Captain Marvel is an icon of female empowerment and Kris Jenner is decidedly not.

As Jenner and Linna pull up to the Blockbuster the following exchange goes down.

“Hey did you rewind those?” Jenner asks.

“I’ve got better things to do.” Rinna replies.

“Like what?”

“Do you think this hair does itself?”

It’s not exactly progressive stuff, which feels like an awkward friction against the empowerment that Captain Marvel stands for.

The closing joke is that upon seeing Captain Marvel, Jenner declares that, “what she needs is her own movie.”

There’s plenty of Marvel fans lamenting the misalignment of morals between these two worlds of pop culture that have been brought together. But as far as marketing goes, this promotion intentionally casts the film’s net over a broader audience than it might have already reached.

If you drew a Venn diagram representing fans of Marvel against fans of the Kardashians and The Real Housewives, there would be some overlap, sure. But there is a huge audience that would likely enjoy Captain Marvel, but don’t consider themselves the target of the Marvel universe superhero films.

Kris Jenner can get that audience. She’s a connoisseur of content for that audience, and her stamp of approval on Captain Marvel is a smart way to attract new eyes to the superhero screen.

It’s a cringe promo, and an awkward combo, but the Kris Jenner/Captain Marvel crossover is undeniably good strategy.

It Looks Like Khloe Kardashian Has Officially Ended This Whole Jordyn Woods Drama (Until Next Season)

Always spicy.

Unless you have been living under a rock with no wifi, it’s safe to assume we are all at least somewhat across the most recent Kardashian scandal. It’s been literally impossible to avoid if you were even internet adjacent over the last two weeks, but it seems like it could maybe, potentially, hopefully, possibly be…over?

Between Jordyn Woods’ interview, and Khloe Kardashian’s ‘you’re lying’ tweets, the narrative swung hard against Khloe for blaming 21-year-old Woods instead of laying the responsibility on her cheating husband Tristan Thompson.

But now it looks like weapons have been laid down, Khloe has yielded to the fact that yes, this was Tristan’s fault, and this case is now ‘closed’.

Case ‘closed’, of course, until we see it all unfold in real time in the next season of Keeping up with the Kardashians. The Jordyn Woods cheating scandal is such a horrible blow to Khloe K that it’s hard to believe that it’s not genuine. But let’s not forget that the Kardashians have made themselves famous on the back of these kinds of self-sacrificial scandals since the beginning of (their) time.

Whether it’s all real, partially real, or all fake, it fits suspiciously well into the show’s cyclical need for ~drama~. Previous seasons have been boosted by the well-timed news of Kylie’s pregnancy, Khloe and Tristan’s first cheating scandal, the list goes on. We do not kid ourselves to think that the Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner is above juicing the family woes for all the ratings and fame they can get.

So while Khloe K’s s**t situation may be real, and the drama might seem to have come to a neat end, the whole thing is yet another well-timed scandal in a long line of scandals, acting like a trailer for the next season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. A very good trailer though, we’ll give them that.

Please Enjoy These IRL Betrayal Stories That Make This Whole Khloe Kardashian Scandal Look Chill

If this scandal has proved anything, it's that no one can resist the allure of the DRAMA.

This week the Kardashian followers and non-believers alike have been foaming at the mouth for the gossip on the familial cheating scandal.

As the story goes, Khloe K’s husband and the father of her child, Tristan Thompson, hooked up with her sister Kylie Jenner’s BFF and honourary Kardashian Klan member, Jordan Woods.

From all the cryptic signs and posts coming out of the various family members, the scandal is all but confirmed and it looks like Jordan is getting the boot from the house, from the Kylie Lip Kit world and from the fandom’s hearts.

It’s red hot and spicy drama, and we’re clearly thirsting for it. Why else would our entire nation be hooked on the wild ride that is MAFS

But the Kardashians are not the only people living a real life soap opera, they’re just the people we hear about. The wonderful world of the internet allows us to indulge in the explosive cheating stories of the general public, and feed our need for scandal.

So please enjoy these IRL stories of betrayal that make Khloe Kardashian’s current situation seem relatively chill.

#1. Khloe’s Situation x 1000

Sure Khloe’s man cheated with her sister’s BFF, but things could be worse.

15 years. Her best friend. The same damn tent. That’s just not right.

#2. At Least She Has All Her Organs

In times of struggle, we must be grateful for what we do have. In Khloe’s case, she at least held onto her kidneys, and Tristan only took away her trust, time, and the promise to be faithful in marriage and parenthood. Lucky Khloe!

#3. This Is A Lot

The second story here is a ride much wilder than the one the Kardashians are currently on. From the pregnancy to the abortion to the money to the car wreck to the CAMPING TRIP.

I repeat, this is a lot.

#4. This Is How You Really Hurt Someone

After discovering that this guy is a dirty little cheater, his ex proceeded to unblock him every week just to send Game of Thrones spoilers before he could watch it.

Straight for the jugular.

#5. This Escalated Quickly

This is some expert-level cheating if this guy managed to sustain three three girlfriends, one wife, with one kid on the way, AND managed to convince girlfriend #1 that she didn’t witness the cheating.

There’s a special place in hell for you mate.

#6. I Wish This Had Happened Within The Kardashian Fam

In a now-deleted Reddit post, one user seeks advice after discovering that his partner is a ‘furry’, i.e. part of the fandom for furry cartoon creatures with human personalities, and yes, it’s a sex thing.

Can you imagine if this happened to one of the Kardashian’s partners? That would make great TV @KrisJenner.

You can read the IRL furry scandal below.

“Me [22M] with my girlfriend [21F] of 7 months, found out she’s a “furry” and in the fandom, got angry when I found out.”

“I was using my girlfriend’s laptop to research stuff, while she was out of the room. Nothing shady, no history diving or anything. It was a situation where the auto-fill came in and revealed that my girlfriend is a furry.”

“There were links to furry social networks, the furry subreddit, furry porn and artwork. I admit I did type in ‘furr’ just to see if that was the case. Lots and lots of links popped up in the search bar. I backspaced and didn’t know what to think, so I left it for a few hours.”

“When it was quiet and we were watching a movie, I asked her if she was a furry. She looked at me sideways with a frown and asked why. I felt bad, but I told her the truth and what I had found. She immediately got up, grabbed her stuff and left. I tried to stop her but she would not say a word to me. This was yesterday evening, still no communication.”

“I know what furries are, and I admit that I have been in situations where people are like, ‘Haha, fucking furries,’ and I have laughed. I don’t know how long she’s been a furry or why she didn’t tell me ever. What do I do?” 

#7. This Is Brutal But Smart

I feel like the Kardashians would actually have a certain level of respect for this cheater, who requested that all FOUR of her boyfriends buy her the same purse for her birthday, sold three for money, and none of the boys had any idea the kind of business strategy they were a part of.

Kris Jenner would be proud.

So once there’s a lull in the Khloe Kardashian betrayal story palooza, just remember that there’s plenty of scandals out there in the world, waiting to fill the drama-shaped hole in your life.

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