Chances are that most of us first got a glimpse of Kim Kardashian in 2007 when she starred in a sex tape with her former boyfriend, R&B singer Ray J. After that, the socialite rose to pop culture prominence with a reality show and numerous flings with athletes. But it remains that “film” that made her a household name and continues to makes headline, even overshadowing her recent marriage to basketball player Kris Humphries.
A mysterious buyer wants to purchase the tape from Vivid Entertainment, who bought it back in 2007 for a mere million bucks, and completely remove it from the market. Vivid’s Steve Hirsch isn’t opposed to selling the tape, which received two million views on Kardashian’s wedding weekend alone, if the price is right. Hirsch said that currently $30 million would be “a starting point” for rights negotiations. While that’s a lot of green, the other star of the tape Ray J, believes that it’s worth more than that.
Ray J probably wasn’t too enthused then when he heard about a new offer on the table. Porn site Pornhub.com is offering a paltry $5 million for the tape. Instead of removing the tape, the site wishes to purchase the rights from Vivid and put it up online for free. That’s right. Free. Pornhub.com also stated that they disagree with Hirsh’s value of the tape and believe that the market for DVD’s is “dying” and online is where the money is.
For this dude, both deals are outrageous. Then again, there’s no denying that anything with Kim Kardashian is not only a top story, but also, makes loads of cash. So both buyers are definitely ending up with a worthwhile investment. However, the biggest question isn’t if the tape will sell, it’s can it be completely removed from the net?
Anyone with even a low dosage of common sense knows that the answer should be no. The tape has been out there for years. It’s been downloaded God-knows-how-many-times. So, even with the original in hand, it will get remain out there. With that in mind Vivid should just sell the tape to Pornub.com, make a profit and walk-away. If they sell it to the mysterious buyer they’ll probably get sued when the buyer discovers that people are still checking out the infamous video.
Now I turn things over to the comment section. How much do you think the Kim Kardashian sex tape is worth? Should Vivid sell it? If yes, who do you think they should sell it to?
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