Perhaps I am just not into baring my body, especially for the whole world to see. So, I just don’t understand the hoopla surrounding the recent photo of Kim Kardashian on the cover of the Paper Mag. Of course, it’s not the first time she has been photographed nude for public display. But that photo shoot was taken specifically to “break the internet”. And when it didn’t break the internet, Kim starting posting more pics on Instagram. I haven’t seen the entire photo collage, but the “filtered” version that I have seen, shows her booty is so large that she can balance a glass of champagne on it? Seriously? I’m not jealous and I’m not being catty…I’m just being honest…I spend countless hours in the gym, working out and running many miles so that my butt DOESN’T look like that!! But Kim has promoted herself to the point that many women do want to look like that.
Why is society so enamored with Kim K. and actually the whole Kardashian klan? If a member of that family sneezes, the paparazzi is there to get it on film. They are on the cover of literally every magazine and have millions of followers on twitter and instagram. If taking a poll, I’ll bet more people can list the names of the Kardashian family members than can click off the names of 10 of our U.S. Presidents. That’s the society we have become. Sex sells, social media promotes and we are a narcissistic society. The Kardashians have taken advantage of these platforms and are making millions of dollars because of it. I will give them kudos for branding themselves, their makeup, clothing line…whatever they put their mark on, people buy.
Did you know Kim has an app? And people pay to play? In fact, in the first 3 months that it was released, she made over $43 million!!
And then there are their reality tv shows…which I’ve never seen. I’m just not into reality shows in general. But boy, I know people who don’t miss an episode of “Keeping up with the Kardashians”. This family exploits their daily lives for all the world to see. It is truly beyond my comprehension that so many people watch every move they make. And exactly how does one “keep up” with a family that has made millions on promoting and branding…themselves? What is that teaching our children??
My hope for my children and grand children’s future is that they decide they want to be someone that isn’t just another pretty face on the cover of a magazine. My hope is that they know they “is smart, they is kind and they is important”. My hope is that they want to use their brains, their God-given talents and their skills for something other than marketing themselves. However, if they do grace the cover of a magazine because of their beauty, please let there also be mention of them winning a nobel peace prize, for finding the cure for a disease, for being a good person. But above all…dear Lord, please just don’t let them be nude!!!