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Still Shaking from Kim Kardashian's Bahrain Trip

American socialite and reality show celebrity Kim Kardashian's trip to Bahrain is still making the rounds on news – and social media.

In a series of tweets, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof makes it clear how unhappy he is to be denied a visa to visit Bahrain, where Kardashian was invited to open a milkshake shop on December 1.

He tweets:

@NickKristof: Kim Kardashian says everybody should visit #Bahrain http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2012/12/03/why-people-are-so-upset-about-kim-kardashians-odd-visit-to-bahrain/ … But repressive Bahrain now denies me a visa.

And he jokes:

@NickKristof: Maybe I'll try to sneak into #Bahrain disguised as Kardashian's long-lost brother. Or as a US weapons salesman.

And the joke takes a life of its own, when others join in:

@NickKristof: Or as a giant tear gas canister? RT @acarvin: @NickKristof Dress up as a tall, delicious milkshake and you'll be just fine.

Several media channels commented on the trip, sparking the amusement of Bahraini netizens. Many are amazed how the news of a television star traveling to a country with unrest takes more headline space than people being killed across the region.

Marwan Bishara tweets:

@marwanbishara: stop hassling kim #kardashian re #Israel, #Palestine #Bahrain (prettiest place on earth) Awaiting her tweet on #Syria, #Milkshake for all

Bahraini cartoonist Ali Albazzaz tweeted this picture:

“Kim Kardashian in Bahrain” a cartoon by Ali Albazzaz

And 3yosh tweeted a picture blaming traffic on King Fahad Causeway, which links Bahrain to Saudi Arabia, on Kardashian's visit to Bahrain:

Traffic at King Fahad causeway photograph shared by @3yosh

جسر البحرين زحمممة

@3yosh: The Bahrain causeway is congested

1 comment

  • Kilka kanałów medialnych skomentował podróży, wywołując rozbawienie wśród internautów Bahrajnu. Wiele z nich jest zaskoczony, jak wieści gwiazdy telewizji podróżująca do kraju, z niepokoju obligacje nagłówek zajmuje więcej miejsca niż ludzie giną w całym regionie.

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