Keeping AWAY From the Kardashians…

The KardashiansIt seems you cannot open a celebrity magazine these days without encountering stories about Kim, Khloe, Kourtney and whatever the other ones are called. The recent Kim Kardashian wedding shambles resulted in a media storm that has propelled them to the forefront of media attention.


Call me ignorant, but I still do not understand the fascination with the Kardashian family. I attempted to watch an episode of one of their many reality shows, to see what all the fuss was about, and was compelled to turn it off after the first ten minutes. After all there is only so much mindless drivel a person can handle; this coming from someone who watches, The Only Way Is Essex.


However each to their own, and frankly, if television stations are willing pay them millions for an insight into their lives then more power to them. Despite what you think of them, those Kardashians know how to make the most out of any situation.


As someone who always does my best to keep up to date with celebrity news, I know very little about Kim Kardashian. From my very limited knowledge I know that she is famous for the fact that her dad was a lawyer for OJ Simpson during THAT trial and she once made a sex-tape (correct me if I’m wrong). I’m clearly missing something as she has described herself on Twitter as an executive producer, businesses woman, fashion designer and ‘perfumista’ – I’m still dubious as to what extent she carries out these different roles.


Her recent wedding to NBA star Kris Humphries attracted mass media attention and cost a reported $26 million; the couple not having to pay for any of it themselves due to the magazine and television deals that they secured. However, like many a Hollywood marriage it wasn’t built to last and Kim decided to call it quits after just 72 days of marriage, citing ‘irreconcilable differences’.


As expected, the media went crazy with this story, with many asking the question what the possible reason for a divorce could be after such a public wedding; did I mention she has a fashion label, a perfume, a reality show to promote, her mother’s impending autobiography and the fact the she has just landed a role opposite Vanessa Williams in a movie entitled The Marriage Counsellor (ironic right?).


As previously stated, I don’t really care for Kim, or her family for that matter; I can’t see what they have done to achieve the level of ‘fame’ that they enjoy. However, I can’t deny that I got slightly irritated at the writers and TV commentators that branded her marriage as a mere publicity stunt. As much as I tend to agree with this view, I can’t help but wonder why they are giving her this publicity. Do they not realise that writing about her in this way, positive or not, is still giving her attention?


It’s just like they say; all publicity is good publicity. Not that I’m cynical or anything.


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