Kardashian Kraze: Their Media Takeover
by dorotheavlaho on April 27, 2015 - 9:18pm
The Kardashian name is seen on every platform of media to be imagined. They’ve conquered the Instagram and Twitter world with their infamous “selfies”, and shocking, half naked pictures of one another. They’re number one method: the shock value. Even from the beginning one could have foreshadowed this family of ridiculousness. It all started with Kim Kardashian’s sex tape after all. But now Kim seems to be the “normal” one.
The biggest news of this past weekend is the recent announcement that Bruce Jenner, past Olympic gold medalist, is becoming a woman. Bruce sat down in an interview with Diane Sawyer and told the world that for all his life, he had been battling an inner urge to express his feminine soul. “For all intent and purposes, I am a woman.” Bruce said. This news spread through social media like a forest fire, with supportive tweets and photos from his family, and #BruceJenner trending number one worldwide on Twitter. Bruce is now being depicted as a brave, courageous figure for the transgender community and is being praised for his coming out. But I think Bruce as another thing to be putting his attention to…
Huge speculation has been circulating the youngest of the clan Kylie Jenner, for her drastic change in appearance and in behavior. The seventeen year old has long black hair extensions, a drastically slimmer face with evidently higher cheekbones and the biggest criticism she receives, is on her overly plump lips. The lips have even sparked a huge, ridiculous Internet trend called the “Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge”, where teens sucked on a shot glass until their lips swelled so much they bruise. It is obvious the girl has dipped into the family piggy bank and indulged herself in some plastic surgery of her choice. Not only the surgery, that’s a whole other argument on its own, but there are hundreds of rumors circulating around her relationship with twenty-five year old, baby daddy, rapper, Tyga. Yes, seventeen-year-old high school dropout Kylie Jenner is dating a grown man covered in tattoos, publically promoting the use of marijuana and raising a three-year-old son. The best part is, the couple does not even try to hide their romance and Kylie’s parents seem to be completely okay with this.
With outrageous stories such as these being the foundation of their success, are the Kardashians becoming so obsessed with publicity they would go so far as a sex change, extreme plastic surgery and incredibly inappropriate relationships?
In my opinion, the Kardashians should never be compared to the mentalities of the rest of us. While it is completely okay to ogle over their clothes, hair or gorgeous homes, there is a limit to which we should worship them. The fact of the matter is celebrities’ minds have been warped with all the constant public scrutiny, extreme need for wealth and privileges. So yes, I think both stories are entirely for publicity. The Kardashians want to get a rise out of the public in order to get attention and even more viewers for their show.
Whether or not Bruce is doing this for publicity is an extremely disturbing question, that hopefully the answer is no, but I think Bruce Jenner needs to turn his attention to his youngest daughter before he goes posting transformation Tuesday photos on Instagram. Whether this twisted and incredibly entertaining family’s intentions are pure, they’re doing a hell of a job making a living.