Kim Kardashian may be sorry she ever got married in the first place.
Since the reality starlet filed for divorce from husband Kris Humphries on Oct. 31, public sentiment toward the starlet seems to be shifting.
She thought she was Teflon and she's being proved [sic] wrong, publicist Richard Laermer of RLMpr told the celebrity gossip site TheWrap.
She's the new Kate Gosselin.
The only way people are going to stop hating her is if she goes away for awhile, Laermer added. But I doubt this woman will ever do that. She'd go nuts to be away for even five minutes.
Laermer compares her to TLC's mother of eight, who rose to fame after she opened her home to the world and let cameras film her real life.
At first, Jon & Kate Plus Eight was a sensation. But Gosselin's once shining reputation became tarnished when she and husband Jon split and the public started to think Kate was exploiting her children for fame and fortune.
The same seems to now be said about the Kardashian clan, who have had cameras following their every move since 2007.
Their E! TV series showed a counterpart figure to the Kim the world formerly knew, who was Paris Hilton's friend and who starred in homemade porn with her ex-boyfriend Ray J.
Thanks to Keeping up with the Kardashians Kim was transformed from DIY porn star into girl-next-door. The public could relate to her bickering with her sisters and wearing pajamas around the house.
Kim and her family quickly skyrocketed to fame and onto the cover of almost every tabloid.
Now, the tables seem to be turning once again.
After her multi-million dollar Fairytale Wedding watched by 4.4 million people, her 72-day marriage, and her subsequent quickie divorce, Kardashian is not so likable and normal anymore.
Who can really relate to making $18 million off a wedding and being a wife for two months?
There's a real danger that people will be angry because they feel that they have been taken for fools, Glenn Selig, a crisis management expert with the Publicity Agency, said to TheWrap.
So, in turn, the Kardashians are now being roasted.
Take the skit Kim's Fairytale Divorce from the most recent episode of NBC's Saturday Night Live.
SNL characters parodied Kardashian and her family as they joked about Kim's marriage, her mother's money-hungry ways, plastic surgery, anal bleaching and Humphries' lack of intelligence.
When news of the divorce first broke, Twitter exploded with the popular hashtag ThingsLongerThanKimsMarriage.
People can deal with the wedding being over the top, but to do that and get divorced 72 days later, that is hard to swallow in this economy. When people are struggling to pay bills and rent, it doesn't make average people feel much compassion, Jessica Wakeman, a writer for TheFrisky.com, said to TheWrap.
People still want to believe that there's still some sanctity to marriage.
This backlash might wind up hurting the Kardashian brand -- which consists of everything from clothing and fragrances, to weight-loss solutions, Kim's role in Tyler Perry's new movie, and an upcoming book with HaperCollins called Dollhouse.
E! denies that there are any apparent negative repercussions. The network that produces the various Kardashian reality shows continues to stand by the Kardashian name.
The Kardashians have authentically lived their lives on camera for a long time, and Kim's wedding is one of the many real-life events that the family has shared with viewers, from Mason's birth to coping with their father's death to Khloe and Lamar's wedding, a representative for the network told TheWrap.
Some crisis management experts believe that Kim is handling things well and is getting herself back into the public's good graces.
Howard Bragman, a veteran crisis consultant and the vice chairman of reputation.com, says Kardashian is doing the right thing.
He mentions Kim's recent trip to Minnesota to visit ex Kris Humphries and his family and how that shows she cares about something more than just the publicity.
She has to show some sincerity and be authentic and the Minnesota trip did that, Howard Bragman, a a crisis consultant and vice chairman of reputation.com, told TheWrap.
I would have preferred she sit down for an interview and show some tears, but she's doing the right thing. I would tell her, 'Don't focus on the haters, focus on the fans.'