You guys might have seen some comments around these parts or on other blogs about a “Kardashian Free Zone Day,” a boycott of the E! channel on November 27th. You also might have seen talk of a petition requesting that E! entirely remove the Kardashians from their programming because “these shows are mostly staged and place an emphasis on vanity, greed, promiscuity, vulgarity and over-the-top conspicuous consumption. While some may have begun watching the spectacle as mindless entertainment or as a sort of ‘reality satire,’ it is a sad truth that many young people are looking up to this family and are modeling their appearance and behavior after them.” Right now, the petition has nearly 85,000 signatures, so whatever you’ve seen, people are getting pretty sick of the Kardashians.
Personally, I’m torn. I’d never seen any of the Kardashian shows until this weekend. Don’t tell anybody, but I was really bored and curious, and I watched the first four episodes of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I appreciated the show like I appreciate Jersey Shore: it’s mindless drama that’s just fun to watch. I enjoy giggling at the stupidity of people, and since these people are getting paid ridiculous amounts, I don’t feel bad for it. Everybody wins! Except, I suppose, whatever people actually look up to the Kardashians. Oh, and those girls who were very young when the show started and were almost inevitably warped by Kris Jenner‘s need for money and fame, they didn’t win either.
So really, I don’t know where I stand. I don’t want the young impressionable youth to think that emulating Kim Kardashian is remotely ok, but at the same time, I can’t imagine that Bruce Jenner’s face will ever fail to make me smile. Is it too ambitious to dream that we lived in a society where people made their own choices instead of going with whatever idiot who made her way on television has to say?
Where do you guys stand?
November 16, 2011 at 4:30 pm by Emily
Here is a sad admission: I DON’T LAUGH THAT OFTEN. But this? This Saturday Night Live sketch from last night’s episode? Oh, I belly-laughed. I may have even guffawed. It was terrible, and I’m sorry. Except for, Kris Jenner is kind of the worst ever, and boy oh boy, did I laugh at Kristen Wiig’s version of Kris Jenner. Meanwhile, Andy Samberg’s limited talents (sorry!) were perfectly utilized in his portrayal of Kris Humphries. Oh, my God, and then Taran Killam as Bruce Jenner. Oh, my God. Just watch. (Charlie Day hosted.)
No, I do feel bad for laughing. I feel awful, actually: Kim Kardashian has reportedly flown to Minnesota to love-tackle (that’s a basketball term, right?) estranged husband Kris Humphries. Kim feels she was brash in ditching her husband of 72 days, evidently, and while this doesn’t signal a real reconciliation, I’m actually relieved that Kim is at least sort of trying.
November 6, 2011 at 11:15 am by Jenn
Kim Kardashian has been flapping her gums, this time about her step-dad Bruce Jenner. I’m sure you’ll find this practically unbelievable but twenty-five years ago, Bruce Jenner had a face-lift and nose job. I just thought he always looked like the scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz, but no. His perma-shock countenance is the result of surgery gone terribly, terribly wrong.
Anyway, he had corrective surgery to undo the craziness. Above is a picture of him before….
After the jump is the after pic. And prepare to be blown away…
May 15, 2009 at 8:11 am by Wendie
It’s called “Keeping up with the Kardashians” and it premieres October 14 on E!
The series is, I suppose, about Kim and her less-attractive sisters. Yup, Kimmy totally swam on the right side of that gene pool.
The premiere party was held Tuesday night at the Pacific Design Center in LA.
Bruce Jenner was there, along with Kim’s BFF Brittny Gastineau, but Brody Jenner was conspicuously absent. In fact, it doesn’t look like he’s really a part of the show. Hmmm. I wonder why that is. I can’t believe a famewhore like Brody would voluntarily turn it down.
For the occasion, Kim decided to take a break from her typical hooker clothes. Instead, she dressed like a hooker … in the 1940s.
Thanks for keeping it fresh, Kimmy!