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
At least they’re fully clothed this time. And not thrusting their hips all thither, thither and yon again. It’s an improvement, on the whole, though I still don’t fully get where they’re trying to go with all of these music video parodies.
And also, why not just change their damn last names to Kardashian already anyway? The first names “Kylie” and “Kendall” just beg to be followed by the surname of “Kardashian.” Get on with the inevitable, ffs.
August 1, 2011 at 12:30 pm by Sarah
I mean just look at the way they cheese it up for the camera, mugging and sticking out their hips and shoulders and knees. It’s practically a trademark Kardashian pose. Kylie and Kendall Jenner were photographed at the Prom premiere (and I’d like to know when the prom was so be-all, end-all that it was shortened to just ‘Prom’) last night, and though they looked like cute young girls, their last name is still not Kardashian. Therefore, they have a bit more hip thrusting to do to make up for that technicality. It’s gonna take some time, but it’s doable.
April 22, 2011 at 10:30 am by Sarah
Alright, so I understand that I’m getting into some sticky stuff here, but with the Kardashian clan, that’s not all that unusual (rimshot!)
Anyone who’s been following the Kardashian saga can tell you that Kim, Khloe and Kourt’s baby sis, Kendall Jenner, has been trying to break into modeling for a little over a year now. There were those infamous bikini beach shots, and now she’s the face for Sherri Hill prom dresses. I understand that all it takes these days is a famous face to land an endorsement deal, but I’m pretty sure that the bigger picture here is that the Kardashians are trying to position Kendall as some sort of model.
Look, I’m not calling the girl ugly. She’s above average looking for sure, but model material? Well, I definitely wouldn’t go so far as to say she’s got “that face.” If Kendall wasn’t a technically Kardashian sister, I doubt she’d even make it past the front door of Wilhelmina’s children’s department.
Do you think Kendall has what it takes to stay afloat in the modeling biz? Vote in the poll and holla back in the comments.
March 28, 2011 at 2:30 pm by Molls
So a lot of the crazy prudes on the ‘net are crying that Kendall Jenner’s photo shoot for Marc Clark’s new t-shirt line is inappropriate. You know what I think was inappropriate? Kendall Jenner’s photo shoot of this past summer, where she frolicked like a Kardashian sex kitten in a bikini on the beach. Fully clad in crappy t-shirts that will probably end up selling on clearance at Forever 21? Totally appropriate.
If you guys have forgotten, I’ll remind you: Kendall Jenner is fifteen. While she could better be served (and serve) doing things like using her weird fame allure to, I don’t fucking know, spread knowledge of safe sex in high schools (oh wait, that’d probably get her thrown under the bus, too) or what, playing Barbie dolls in her backyard (that appropriate for you?), it’s hella better than writhing on sandy beaches, clothed in not much more than a few pieces of lycra and elastic as a high school freshman.
People want to be pissed about something aside from her t-shirt photo shoot? I’d be more outraged that this girl’s walking around with an over-inflated sense of self-importance, because let’s not kid ourselves – the last thing we need is another Kardashian or Miley Cyrus.
January 12, 2011 at 6:30 am by Sarah
0Kendall and Kylie Jenner Rip Off Taylor Swift’s ‘Better Than Revenge,’ Surprise Me By Acting Like Real Young Girls
And Taylor Swift, too. Cute. I mean, most young girls don’t run around hopping fences in the tightest of leather pants, but hey. Taylor Swift. These girls might just have hope yet.