The producer of Keeping up with Kardashians is putting to bed a huge rumor about one of his biggest reality TV stars, Kim Kardashian.
Jonathan Murray, chairman of Bunim/Murray Productions, was asked by mediabistro.com if Kim’s failed 72-day marriage to Kris Humphries was a publicity stunt drummed up by producers for ratings. “No, of course not. Kim did not seek us out as to who she should marry, nor should she,” Murray explains.
“All we’re doing as producers is saying, ‘Kim, we want to cover it.’ We want to shoot the marriage, hell, if they’d let us we’d go on the honeymoon with them. (They didn’t let us.) We’re just the people who document what happens. I would not want the responsibility of telling Kim what to do in her life,” he continues.
Despite the public Kardashian backlash, Murray says that people continue to watch the show because of how real it is. “I think that’s why the show works. It’s not just a bunch of phony set-up stuff. It’s really stuff that happens in this family’s lives and they let us shoot it.”
What say you? Do you believe Murray when he says the show is real?