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.
@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:
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:
جسر البحرين زحمممة
@3yosh : The Bahrain causeway is congested