Kim Kardashian decides to pack up and leave Australia
It seems the stress of her pending divorce is too much for Kim Kardashian, so she canceled an appearance at an Australian horse racing event to go back to L.A. and be distraught for the paparazzi there instead. It even cost her a whole $153,000 -- although it happened after she was pilloried for showing up to sell her purses the day after filing.
"I am very disappointed that I am unable to attend the Swisse marquee but I hope to come back and work with the Swisse team at another point in time," Kim told the Herald Sun after dropping out of a one-hour appearance for the vitamin company at Melbourne's Stakes Day on Saturday. That's right, she makes $153,000 an hour.
Swisse obviously was disappointed that she decided to bail on an appearance after the media (that's us!) savaged Kim for making it look like ending her marriage after 72 days was consequence-free.
"All indications were that Kim wanted to fulfill all of her commitments once she landed in Australia but has obviously changed her mind given her very difficult personal challenges at the moment," a Swisse spokesman told Fox News. Even her sister Khloe wouldn't stay to fill in. Like Khloe has something better to do.
"I really wanted to stick to my commitments to come out here," Kim told Aussie morning show Sunrise. "I love our fan base out here. Of course I do really want some time to myself and it has been tough, but I didn't wanna bail on everyone and, you know, skip out on this commitment." Heavens no, where would you ever get the idea she would do a thing like that?
[Photo: Kim selling handbags in Sydney on Thursday. She's crying on the inside. Getty Images]