Rushdie: There once was a girl named Kardashian...

The highbrow writer takes on a Twitter challenge and pens a limerick about the Kim and Kris split

Published November 2, 2011 1:32PM (EDT)

Salman Rushdie.      (David Shankbone/Wikipedia)
Salman Rushdie. (David Shankbone/Wikipedia)

If you were wondering when contemporary literary giants would get around to weighing in on this week's pop culture calamity -- the Kim Kardashian/Kris Humphries divorce -- it seems you weren't alone.

Last night, Twitter user @CatNyugen forthrightly asked enthusiastic Twitterer Salman Rushdie: "hey, why are you talking about literature and art, don't you know there's Kim Kardashian gossip to attend to?"

"OK, I will rise to the challenge and offer my once-only, never-to-be-repeated Kim #Kardashian Limerick," Rushdie sportingly replied. And so he did!

The marriage of poor kim #kardashian was krushed like a kar in a krashian

her kris kried, not fair! why kan't I keep my share?

But kardashian fell klean outa fashian.

By Emma Mustich

Emma Mustich is a Salon contributor. Follow her on Twitter: @emustich.

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