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:
— Lisa Vikingstad (@LisaVikingstad) October 5, 2015
— Apollonia (@KalenaShari) October 5, 2015
America's first family? Delete your magazine. https://t.co/grUBhU4Ed9
— maria lia calvo (@MariaLiaCalvo) October 5, 2015