I’ve heard a lot of ridiculous things in my day, but calling the Kardashians and Jenners “America’s First Family”, as the new issue of Cosmopolitan dared to do, is one of the most egregious offenses I’ve ever seen. The November issue of the magazine is celebrating its 50th birthday, so they needed someone special to grace the cover. All of the Kardashian/Jenner girls were on hand (save for Caitlyn), which I suppose fits the bill.
Look, whatever you think of them, we all have to admit that Kardashians and Jenners are REALLY famous. In fact, in terms of an entire showbiz family, they are the most famous. However, that does not make them “America’s First Family” (which, technically, is a phrase reserved for the president’s family) or anything special. Stupid people can be famous and are all the time. That doesn’t make them special. Ryan Seacrest think it does, though.
“No one could have predicted the Kardashians’ and Jenners’ success,” Ryan Seacrest shared to the publication. “But when you spend time with them, what resonates is the family unit. There are so many things about them that are glamorous, crazy, and unlike our lives, but the sense of family is universal.”
“They love and stand by one another no matter what. Their unvarnished candor reveals how close they really are.”
“What’s more, they present acceptance. You look at Bruce and now Caitlyn—you see the power of a family to come together when it would be so easy to fall apart,” he shared in the new issue. “There’s comfort in viewing that steadfastness of love.”
He continued, “It takes courage to go on camera and deal with something with which you never thought you’d be dealing. I, for one, thank them for sharing the journey, because more often than not, it’s not only entertaining, it’s inspiring.”
God help us all. Thankfully, some of Twitter saw the light, too:
#BoycottCosmo because "America's First Family" is the Obama family and it means something. pic.twitter.com/HMU9oDr8pE
— Lisa Vikingstad (@LisaVikingstad) October 5, 2015
This is America's First Family. And I cancelled my subscription today @Cosmopolitan pic.twitter.com/LbcddSrQn5
— Apollonia (@KalenaShari) October 5, 2015
America's first family? Delete your magazine. https://t.co/grUBhU4Ed9
— maria lia calvo (@MariaLiaCalvo) October 5, 2015
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Her name is Caitlin, not Bruce.
No…it’s Bruce. He hasn’t legally changed it yet, he just wants people to CALL him Caitlin…but his name is still Bruce.
Perfect choice for COSMOS first family not the country– look at every cover headline on every cosmo. Most are about vagina, making him want your vagina, confessions of horny dudes, the sex tricks he loves, how to have a body all the guys want to bang, gag gag gag
This is just hilarious! But we have only ourselves to blame. This would be an ordinary family if we (as a society) did not buy the magazines, watch the TV show, and read the gossip columns etc etc. we enable an 18 year old to buy a car that costs more than most of us make in a year, buy houses in the millions because we are willing to pay our money to read magazines and watch them on TV making the advertisers rich. I will never understand ( I’m guilty too) why we enable someone to make millions of dollars to spend 3 months making a movie and our teachers, firefighters, nurses, police, won’t make that much money in their lifetimes.
When i look at that cover all i can think of is the episode of the Brady Bunch where Jan wears the Brunette wig so she doesn’t blend in with her Blonde sisters. Khloe is doing the exact opposite!! lolololol
Well I do like how they come together as a family and a unit. I don’t like some of there ways it can be out there in a negative way. But if it makes you money then that’s what you do in your life. Because the world is not going to stop watching the show. Tv is for entertaining and that’s what the Kardashians do for money. They have other things going on stores, modeling, and etc. So in the end if u like it you watch there life but if you don’t then don’t watch the show. But Cosmopolitan is not about the first American they are about women of a certain style and of course what sells and makes the money$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
I wish more families had that type of close bond. But on a different level because they can be airheads at times.