So, the Kardashian sisters have been doing what they do best (being the subject of public controversy). The question, however, is “Why are we surprised?” Love them or hate them, for whatever reason, we’re all still buzzing about them. It only fuels their fire.
Kim Kardashian’s racy photo on the cover of Paper magazine caught a lot of hate for many reasons. Wendy Williams and her audience members feel that photos like this are simply inappropriate for a wife and mother. While Wendy and her live studio audience may have a point, I still fail to see why we’re so outraged by this provocative photograph.
How do we know “Kim Kardashian?” Why is she famous? The answer to the first question is right in front of us. She’s naked in front of someone’s camera. Big surprise. The nudity isn’t the only thing that has people outraged about this cover photo. Some reasons are indeed racial. Click here to see what they mean.
Speaking of racial…
Yeah. The Kardashian sisters have been known to be very open to black men (all puns intended). Bending to public outrage, the photo was removed from one of the sisters’ Instagram account. Neither the photo, nor its caption, came from a place of hatred, but a line has still been crossed.
Now, moving on to the second question I asked. I have an answer: she’s not. She’s infamous. All the Kardashians are. There are many celebrities that have confused fame with infamy, and their marketing team has done a wonderful job of confusing the rest of us as well.
The biggest point here is that infamous people aren’t known for their noble (or in any way significant) contributions to society. They’re known for their antics. Antics get attention, and attention gets marketing dollars. Infamy is as infamy does. Instead of making them trend with our hashtags, lets challenge ourselves to smother their flames.