Who Really Sold Kim Kardashian's Sex Tape?

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26:  Kris Jenner (L) and daughter Kim Kardashian are seen at an NBA basketball game between the Lo
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Kris Jenner (L) and daughter Kim Kardashian are seen at an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Philadelphia 76ers at Staples Center on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers defeated the 76ers 99-90. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Today, with reality television an accepted part of the mass media topography, it is no surprise that even a sex tape might not land one 15 minutes of fame, let alone a dash of the Kardash longevity.

Alas, while 2007 may seem like almost a generation in television broadcasting years, it was less than a decade ago that the Kim Kardashian sex tape forever changed the way we defined what it takes to realize celebrity status and turned Tinseltown on her well-developed gluteus maximus.

While few things in life are absolutes, we can almost bet that rumors die hard in Hollywood and the private parts that were made public surfaced again against the backdrop of reports claiming that Kris Jenner, matriarch to the Kardashian dynasty was somehow connected to the sale of her daughter's 2007 sex tape with Ray J.

If Kris was involved, this clearly needs no explanation as the general public will have a social media orgasm, not to mention a laser-focused field day intent on obliterating the mothership from the radar forever. It will be fast, it will be vicious and it will be messy to say the least.

Therefore, in the wake of all the media hype, another question begs attention. Even if Kris Jenner sold her daughter to the media wolves... Who was buying? Clearly in 2007 we saw an initial frenzy to see if it was hype or it was the real deal, but unlike other salacious moments on celluloid somehow this spun into an empire that has transcended a mere sex tape and has instead created a consumer driven empire with few rivals.

Is Kris Jenner the Wicked Witch Of The West (Coast), guilty of selling her eldest daughter to the masses? We may never know. But equally intriguing, is the fact that the public's appetite for all things Kardashian has grown to a seemingly insatiable level. So if momma was selling, who is really to blame because if no one was buying, nearly a decade later the family would simply be a dash in the pan.