Bahrain law makers tried to scupper Kardashian trip

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Legislators in Bahrain tried to stop US reality TV star Kim Kardashian from visiting the Gulf state because of her “bad reputation,” it was reported.

MPs in the country's National Assembly this week failed in an attempt to push through a resolution to prevent the star from visiting Bahrain, Al Wasat newspaper said.

“A group of MPs in today’s parliamentary session submitted a proposal to prevent the hosting of American socialite Kim Kardashian, describing her as having a ‘bad reputation,’” the newspaper report said.

Kardashian, who shot to fame along with her family in the reality TV show, ‘Keeping up With The Kardashians’, will make a guest appearance in Bahrain this week to celebrate the opening of the Riffa branch of her Millions of Milkshakes concept.

She will also stop off in Kuwait, where in addition to opening The Avenues branch of Millions of Milkshakes on Thursday, she will also take part in a photo shoot with Kuwaiti fashion concept store 52 Degrees.

“Inshallah next week I head to Kuwait & Bahrain,” she wrote on Twitter. “Time to set the record straight! So excited about this trip!” she added.

The reality star was likely referring to her recent Twitter controversy after she commented on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Gossip website TMZ this week reported that the reality star is hoping to educate herself on the Middle East’s political situation while she’s in town.

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Posted by: keenobzerver

@worldnomad. MJ was only accused, never found guilty in court, as opposed to KK and P Hilton whos romping adventures are available online for all to see.
On a side note, KK does not own Millions of Milkshakes but only endorsed one of its flavors, as did many other celebrities, actors, musicians, and athletes like Miley Cyrus, Lindsay Lohan, Leonardo DiCaprio. M of milkshakes is owned by Mr. Sheeraz Hasan, who gets celebrities to attend opening ceremonies of his shops, and name one of the flavors after themselves. Lucky for us we ended up with KK.

Posted by: Mick

Does anyone know who Andrew WK is? He writes heavy rock songs that are repetitive party anthems. Kind of like death metal meets Jock Jams.
Well, he became a U.S. cultural ambassador to Bahrain. Google him and the first pic you see is him with his nose bleeding from one of his albums. Great ambassador huh? Kardashian is a waste of news and a waste of anything that requires our attention. I don't know why Dubai even wants people like Kardashian (her Milk Shake shop in Dubai Mall) or Paris Hilton here at all. From my understanding, their famous indiscretions should be enough to ban them altogether from the Middle East and save us all the pain of having to read more about them. Get it right Bahrain. Keep her home. Next time maybe Dubai will do the same for attention seeker Hilton.

Posted by: Raul

Actually the US decided Andy would not be a good ambassador and put an end to that.

As much as people like you and me do not care about socialites such as Kardashian and Hilton, a lot of people do and lets be honest they bring a lot of money with them and therefore there will always be a place for them in the Middle East.

And I don't mean to sound like I'm attacking you but if you don't want to read about them then simply don't. Yet you have read about it and even taken time to comment on the subject. And that is how socialites stay socialites.

Posted by: Worldnomad

Is KK's reputation any worse than that of Michael Jackson's, an individual accused of child molestation and who often exhibited other "odd" behaviours?

I am not defending KK, in fact have no respect or admiration for her or her family, but why the double standard.

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