Kim Kardashian has issued an apology for posting pictures of her family with their pet chimp Suzy the same week that a Connecticut woman was brutally mauled by a 200-pound chimpanzee.
“I understand my timing was not appropriate and it was insensitive of me,” Kardashian, 28, said on her blog. “… In no way did I mean to insult or offend anyone by posting these pictures.”
The original posting, written by the reality star on Feb. 20, talks about the Kardashian family experience with three-year-old Suzy.
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“It’s just like having an infant but worse because Suzy runs around like a teenager! She always needs to be fed, drinks out of a bottle and she loves Capri Sun juices!”
The chimpanzee involved in the mauling of 55 year-old woman just four days earlier reportedly drank wine with his owner, bathed with her and even slept in her bed. It later attacked her friend, Charla Nash, biting her hands and most of her face off. On Thursday, just a day before Kardashian’s posting, Nash endured more than seven hours of surgery by four teams of surgeons.
“What happened to the woman that was attacked by the chimpanzee was devastating,” Kardashian said. “My mom and I saw it on the news and heard the 911 calls and we both cried! Our family is praying for everyone involved in that traumatizing attack.”
Blog commenters expressed outrage at Kardashian for posting the item.
Kardashian said Suzy was rented for a week to be featured in an episode of their E! reality show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians.