Kris Jenner’s New Breast Implants: Public Health Message or Bid for Attention?

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Kris Jenner’s New Breast Implants: Public Health Message or Bid for Attention?
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Though she told Savannah Guthrie she was performing a public service for women with expired breast implants, Kris Jenner's decision to make a big deal about her new boob job has been viewed by some as just another ploy to grab headlines.

On Sunday night's episode of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," Jenner was filmed thumbing through a porn magazine to pick out new breasts because her implants were more than 20 years old. On the show she joked, "I can't believe that I'm sitting here, going through porn magazines so I can find the perfect pair of knockers."

But her tone was more serious on the "Today Show" when she told Guthrie, "It was so important health-wise to remind women to check your expiration date because it's a health risk."

Added the 56-year-old momager, "I thought it was such a great idea to film that because the reason I (did the surgery) was because I'd had my implants in for 152 years . . . way longer than their shelf life."

Though she may have been sincere in her intent, Jenner's insistence on trying to show off her new body parts to her children on Sunday night's show went a bit too far for some followers of the reality TV show.

A blogger for Hollywood Life wrote, "Kris had her entire family over to show them her new breasts, and they were still bandaged up! Kris followed Khloe all over their backyard in an attempt to get her to look at her new rack, but Khloe didn't find it funny. Actually, none of the family members were amused."

From the looks on their faces, the kids were more horrified than happy about their mum's maybe too-public health campaign.

Jenner's publicity stunt may have further backfired when NBC caught flack this morning for airing its interview with her instead of breaking away for a moment of silence to commemorate the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center as did ABC's "Good Morning America" and "CBS This Morning."

Both the media and fans piled on the network for mixing up its priorities.

"NBC is experiencing another case of the #FAILS," suggested PR Daily.

"Did "NBC's 'Today" seriously skip the moment of silence to talk to Kris Jenner about her fake boobs?" tweeted an upset viewer.

Though it was not Jenner's fault NBC failed to break away for the somber ceremony, the juxtaposition of the upbeat brunette chatting about breast implants while all the other networks were commemorating a tragic event may have undercut the seriousness of her health message.

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