Why do we care about Kim Kardashian?

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Kim Kardashian has either broken up with Reggie Bush (and is dating Miles Austin), or—under pressure from her mother and Bruce Jenner—they’re engaged to get married.

I know this because I breathe air, and if you breathe air on American soil in the Lord’s Year 2010, you hear about Kim Kardashian and her wacky sisters—one of whom married an athlete she’d known for a month; the other of whom supposedly just broke up with the dweeb father of her out-of-wedlock baby.

Fuck—did I just write that sentence? How do I possibly have this much information in my brain about the Kardashians? Why do I know that the three older sisters also have two young sisters? Why do I know that Kim just had Botox? Why can I offer you the details of Lamar Odom’s proposal? And, dammit, where the hell are my car keys?

I don’t understand our obsession with celebrity—only I understand it all too well. We are bored. At least we think we’re bored. And, along those lines, we believe other lives are more exciting than ours. Which, TV proves to us thanks to the reality genre, they’re generally not. The Kardashians sit around the pool, look for things to eat, spend five boring hours modeling in their undies, try and train a poodle, etc. They, like us, are bound by the confines of existence. Unless you’re ingesting large quanitites of shrooms (Which I’ve never done. But which I always wanted to do. And probably still want to do. But won’t do. Because I’m 38 with kids, and it just doesn’t seem wise). But then you could trip, vomit, lose your brain …

… and find yourself watching the Kardashians on TV.

9 thoughts on “Why do we care about Kim Kardashian?”

  1. everyone gets famous in america for having a dad that helped oj get off and being in a sex video with a third rate “rap star” where said person pees on u

  2. I was watching the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary called June 17, 1994 where Robert Kardashian reads OJ’s supposed suicide note. All I could think was that fifteen years later, Robert Kardashian would be dead, no one would care about OJ anymore, and the country would instead be riveted by the every move of Kardashian’s three trashy daughters, whose notoriety arises from a sex tape, a big ass, and America’s unquenchable thirst for mindless television chronicling the mundane existence of pseudo celebs.

  3. OH MY GOD,I know it’s a hot summer,but people stop drinking HATERADE.Let the Kardashians get they shine on in the spotlight.I think some people are just jealous.

  4. I find it extremely funny that so many people are jealous of the Kardashians. Get a life people, I personally love the Kardashians and think that its very low class to write hate blogs about them. If you don’t like them, don’t watch the show. Jeeze people

  5. I dont think most people hate them, and that is a tired argument. I think most people with a life of their own just don’t understand why others watch shows like that. I just have always found the whole reality genre painfully b o r i n g. To each their own.

  6. i mean honestly, its pretty obvious what he is trying to say. i dont think he hates her. its more like, WHO CARES??? why do we care about someone who has no other talent than shopping and acting like a spoiled drama queen? i mean, if she was a singer or good actress…okay, but she is just one regular rich girl that we watch to lose brain cells.

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