Looks like Dr. Victor Ramirez, the plastic surgeon in Mexicali that we previously interviewed here has ignited a firestorm of controversy by using the unauthorized likeness of Kim Kardashian (of reality television fame) to advertise his surgical skills.
While I don’t condone this behavior – the irony of the situation is unmistakable since Ms. Kardashian first shot to fame (and public attention) through public exposure of another sort entirely. In fact, she along with Paris Hilton are two of the very ‘celebutards’ that popular media love to exploit while simultaneously decrying their actions.
Is the outrage against Dr. Ramirez, expressed by Kim Kardashian based on true or genuine anger or frustration against unwanted (and unpaid!) advertising, or just another slick publicity stunt in the wake of negative public sentiments regarding her highly profitable (yet amazing brief) marriage? Even now, tales of her bickering and fighting over money with her ex still dominate the internet, tv and gossip columns..
Especially since the timing coincides nicely with the opening of her new lingerie line, the Kardashian Kollection..
Now, I’ve never met Ms. Kardashian, and I’m sure this situation might be aggravating, but at the same time – isn’t it just a bit flattering too? That other people might choose to have a surgical procedure so that they can attempt to mimic your beauty? If I were Kim – I’d sit down with Dr. Ramirez and work out some sort of agreement – for advertisements and endorsements.. But, wait..
Isn’t this the same woman who sued Old Navy for hiring a model for looking “too much” like her?
But then again – I’m just a nurse.
I’ve emailed Dr. Ramirez for his side of the story, (for more about the real Dr. Victor Ramirez – read our post here).
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