Welcome to the newest edition of The Why. “Why do people care about Kim Kardashian?” you ask? Good question. (Besides, it beats answering the question: “Why does my wife buy condoms when I’ve had a vasectomy?”)
As often is this case, before we answer our daily inquiry a little background information might be helpful. For those of you who have been spared the exposure to her, Kim Kardashian is, according to Wikipedia—which is generous—“an American television and social media personality, socialite . . . and actress. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Kardashian first came to prominence after a 2003 sex tape with her then-boyfriend Ray J that was leaked in 2007.”
Got it now? She hooked up with Ray J, the pair made a sex tape, leaked it and suddenly Reality TV had a new “star”.
The New York Times once tried to solve this mystery. They could only say: “The amount of hostility toward Ms. Kardashian seems to raise the same question you might ask when presented with the amount of admiration for her. . .on her Twitter account, she has 5.3 million followers: Why do people care?”
As “The Sarcasmist” noted: there’s no “social commentary . . . just . . . highly uninteresting facts.” So it was left to your rascally reporter and online commentators like Jeremy Helligar and “The Sarcasmist” to actually attempt to really answer the question.
The truth is some people care about Kardashian because folks all too often aspire to “be rich and famous” by doing pretty much nothing. (At best, Kim Kardashian has a minimal assortment of what Helligar calls “low-brow engagements, including . . . attaining tabloid notoriety.”)
Unfortunately, as “The Sarcasmist” notes “throngs of mindless baboons will fawn over anyone” who is able to become rich and famous doing next to nothing and in some cases even “emulate her in hopes of having some of her fame and success rub off on them.”
The truth is folks don’t specifically care about Kim Kardashian. They simply care about the woman’s ability to be “rich and famous” without actually having any real talent or even noteworthy qualities (beyond her curves and ample @ss).
“The Sarcasmist” seemed to have a handle on why The New York Times never actually answered the question. He said the writer “couldn’t just come out and (be honest) because it would most likely (have) cost him his cushy job at the venerable New York Times, for having the gall to tell the truth.”
Why do people care about Kim Kardashian? Now you know.
(Sorry. No Kanye West music video about Kim Kardashian being a “trophy” and dipping “her @ss in gold.” You gals have all burned your bras, have equal rights and are PC so you don’t like that kinda stuff no matter how rich West is, right?)
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