Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Kim Kardashian Evokes Epic LeBron Mistake

I was trying hard NOT to comment on the absurd and disgusting scripted announcement of Kim Kardashian's divorce to Kris Humphries, but when the Botox wonder entered into my dreams last night, I knew I had to say something about this morally defunct human being. (And much like in real life, in my dream, she just stood there) But really, no one said it better than Emma Carmichael in New York Magazine's Online Column Daily Intel Her post is called Kim's Decision: How Kim Kardashian Made the Same Mistake as LeBron James. Carmichael compares Kim Kardashian's Fairytale Wedding with James LeBron's The Decision where he held up a very giant middle finger to New York City and broke the news to eager Knicks fans that he would, in fact, be joining Miami Heat. LeBron's dramatic and overly-hyped "decision" did not go well for a city who doesn't really give a shit about celebrity. Nor did the aftermath of his "decision" live up to the hype he brought with him to Miami or they hype about him anywhere, really. LeBron's underwhelming performance with the Heat did not bode well for his vanishing fan base. But Kardashian's 72 day marriage is not only a possibly scripted sham, but an affront to the gay rights movement's struggle and fight to legalize gay marriage. Or perhaps it bolsters their case since the whole anti-gay marriage argument stems from this artificial view of protecting the "sanctity" of marriage. Kardashian used her marriage as a way to profit, earn more newspaper headlines, and continue chugging her celebrity train along. (Despite Kris Jenner's stating that her daughter did not profit). Now Kim has given herself a whole new series where she can test out her waterproof mascara and cry about her "heartbreak."  I spoke with a colleague yesterday, who offered me the flipside. She said, "Hey, she makes water into wine. I wish I could figure that out." She went on to say, "I mean she is dumb as dirt." I am not that impressed with KK, and her celebrity makes me hurt inside for all the young girls who look up to her and her superficial sisters as role models. But could the tide be turning? Might Kardashian's "divorce" have pissed off enough people, stirred up enough doubt, that Keeping Up With The Kardashians IS in fact a waste of time? One can only hope.

4 comments:

The818 said...

I just fucking laughed out loud at Botox Wonder. Awesome post.

Lindsey said...

Ha! Thanks! I mean have you seen the pictures of here? Like a wax figure!

Mike said...

Its absolutely a waste of time. But, thankfully, KK has generously decided to donate her wedding gifts to the Dream Foundation. And not one cent more!

Lindsey said...

Nice one, KK