It’s one of those questions that keeps being asked although the answer has been pretty evident for years and not at all hard to figure out: “Why is Kim Kardashian famous?”
In a profile from The Guardian, Kimmy answers once and for all to the stubbornly confused”
“When I hear people say [what are you famous for?], I want to say, what are you talking about?” she says slowly, her eyes wide as a bushbaby’s. “I have a hit TV show. We’ve shot more episodes than I Love Lucy! We’ve been on the air longer than The Andy Griffith Show! I mean, these are iconic shows, so it blows my mind when people say that.”
But you’re not performing; you’re just being followed around by cameras…
“But to be able to open up your life like that and to be so… if everyone could do it, everyone would. It doesn’t make sense to me.”
As for chatter about her actual talent:
For the record then, what is Kardashian’s talent?
“What is my talent?” She cocks her head to one side. “Well, a bear can juggle and stand on a ball and he’s talented, but he’s not famous. Do you know what I mean?”
Now, as to why some people loathe Kim Kardashian, there’s a new reason provided in the interview.
When asked about her very, very short marriage to Kris Humphries she linked getting over divorce with getting over cancer:
“… [W]e decided to film for the wedding,” she says. “And that was a decision that [Kris Humphries] and I made together. But I think that, with any decisions in life [brace yourselves], like, I spoke to a girl today who had cancer and we were talking about how this is such a hard thing for her, but it taught her a big lesson on who her friends are and so much about life. She’s 18. And I was like, that’s how I feel.”
Bless her heart.
Okay, for the sake of fairness, here’s one explanation as to why she’s not the most horrible person on Earth:
If you can overlook the vacant materialism, she is in some ways not a bad role model. She points out that she is not “your stick-skinny typical model”; that she doesn’t go out on benders; that she tries not to swear too much. “I remember this one time when I used the F-word – and everyone was like, I can’t believe you said that! You never say that! I am really cautious about what I say and do. If I look at the message I’m portraying, I think it definitely is be who you are, but be your best you.”
And if you’re curious about Kim Kardashian, the political thinker, she described herself as a “Liberal Republican” whose first time voting was only four years ago for President Obama. She remains undecided this election cycle.
You can read the profile in full over at The Guardian.
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