A lot of people don’t even seem to have reasons for not liking them, but the reason I most frequently hear is that they have no talent. But to me, that’s where the ingenuity lies! In my eyes, this is a classic example of, “Don’t hate the player. Hate the game.” They’re just profiting from a fantastic business model.
Before I lay out my reasons for why this family isn’t going anywhere any time soon, I’d also like to address the notion that the only reason they’re famous is because of “that tape.” While I will agree that it was the tape that caught our attention and accelerated the launch into the spotlight, I believe 100% that this family was eventually going to be famous without it. Kim said it herself; she had ambitions to be in the spotlight for quite a while. Remember, the Kardashian name was already familiar because of the O.J. trial. They were already in celebrity circles long before that tape was made, so it was really just a matter of time before they exploded onto the scene and assumed this status.
A few months ago, I was presented with this question (that quickly turned into a debate): “Do you think the Kardashians will still be relevant in 10 years?” I answered with a resounding YES. And here’s why:
8) They’re beautiful. People love beautiful people. Even without cosmetic enhancements, they’re attractive, and rarely do you find a family with so many attractive members (and cute kids).
|Source: Khloé Kardashian’s Instagram: May 16, 2014|
The backlash over this issue of Vogue was just laughable to me. People were so outraged, threatening to cancel their subscriptions, while actually giving it MORE attention by not only expressing their hatred and disgust, but accompanying it with the image of the cover (thus bringing more attention to it)!
People who claim not to care obviously do on some level. Who else’s “I can’t sleep” tweet gets this many retweets, favorites, and replies?
And this tweet was retweeted 7 times more than a year before that particular store even opened. I was riding by the new location during a separate trip to Miami, and snapped/tweeted this photo; it’s just a storefront!
3) Khloé’s paternity: I can’t think of any other person with whom the world seems so obsessed regarding this issue, even after it continues to be addressed by the family in one way or another! It’s fascinating.
2) Kendall and Kylie.
1) North West.
Their shows don’t keep airing because people hate them so much and are refusing to watch. Their products don’t keep selling because they’re hated so much. People who claim to hate them find the time to publish posts like this for reputable publications, like Rolling Stone. That, to me, says a lot.
Love them or hate them. It’s pretty obvious where I stand, but at the end of the day, on a more serious note, they are people, too. With real worries.