When you see links to pictures of Kim Kardashian, what do you do? Click them, admire her and move on with your life? Ignore them? There’s no real wrong answer about how to react.
Unless, that is, you are British man Mike Amess, who claims he’s so afraid of Kimmie that the literal thought of her causes him to heave in repulsion.
Thankfully, the Daily Mail was here to profile him.
Retail assistant Mike Amess has an unusual phobia: he is absolutely petrified of the Kardashian family.
He breaks out in a cold sweat whenever he sees or hears the famous family and says the sight of a semi-naked Kim even makes him vomit with disgust.
I mean yea, no one loves the Kardashians, not even the people married to them. But this reaction? Seems excessive.
Apparently, it is because he was traumatized as a young boy by seeing Kim get plowed by Ray J. And by young boy, I mean 17-year-old kid.
Mike, who is gay, says his fear of the Kardashians started when he watched Kim’s now notorious sex tape at the age of seventeen.
Right, because that’s an age in which you shouldn’t be able to handle general masturbatory material.
‘Loads of the boys at school were going on about how good Kim Kardashian’s sex tape was. I thought I’d give it a watch in the hope it would turn me on.
‘I downloaded the video and watched it secretly in my bedroom. But the sight of Kim writhing around with her huge bum and the sound of her horrible high-pitched wailing repulsed me.
‘I really wanted to be aroused by her so I kept watching it but she made me feel more and more upset.
Now, because of the ubiquitous nature of the Kardashians, his life is ruined.
The Kardashians’ prominence in the media means that Mike’s phobia blights his everyday life.
‘I really enjoy reading the news but if I see Kim on the cover of a newspaper or a big picture of her across a website, I won’t go near it.
‘It makes life really difficult. Sometimes, I miss out on a lot of important news or celebrity gossip because I have to avoid anything which features the Kardashians.’
I didn’t know not being up-to-date on whether Jennifer Aniston is finally married is the equivalent of starving to death.
Here’s the whole feature, along with some photos of Mike, if you just want to feel better about yourself in general.
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