Leave Kendra Wilkinson Alone!
Hugh Hefner’s ex doesn’t deserve all the flak she’s taking for selling her sex tapes.
-Kathryn H. Cusimano
Kendra Wilkinson is best known for being one of Playboy king Hugh Hefner’s live-in “girlfriends” — a barely-legal token tomboy known for her goofy laugh and penchant for flashing everyone and everything in sight. Now married with her very own newborn and her very own E! reality show, Kendra is currently making headlines for profiting from her very own sex tape. She’s catching a lot of flak for this moneymaking move, but I don’t think she deserves it! Everyone just needs to lay off Kendra – and here’s why.
It’s not entirely shocking that a woman who built her career on selling nude photos of herself would try to sell a few videos as well, as Kendra allegedly did back in 2008. That deal, however, fell apart, because Kendra needed Hef’s approval to distribute the videos on her own. Then she got her own show, fell in love with superstar football player Hank Baskett III and started to break away from the Playboy brand. It seemed that Kendra’s barest days were behind her (unless, of course, you’re her in-laws, who received an issue of Playboy starring Kendra as a gift). Add to that a new baby boy, and Kendra became just another fun family gal in Hollywood, struggling to balance her public life and her new family. It seemed sex tapes were a thing of the past.
Then, Kendra’s ex, Mixed Martial Arts fighter Justin Frye, decided to sell some naughty home videos he and barely-legal Kendra made a few years ago. Multiple videos of Kendra’s nude romps were up for grabs, but, reportedly, the new mom wasn’t too keen on having those tapes hit the market. Even though many people thought her “dismay” was faked, I say it’s easy to understand why Kendra would want to leave the past behind as she reinvents herself.
However, once her ex-boyfriend tried to sell those tapes without Kendra’s approval or involvement, she had two options: sit back and let someone else rake in all that cash, or get in on the action herself. It seems Kendra has chosen the latter, and I say more power to her.