You know my ears perked right up when the FOXy folks at Good Day Philadelphia called to see if I would come in to discuss the derriere that launched a thousand memes. This was one booty call I had to answer.
One thing I did not get to mention is that, whether you consider this art or not, it still feels like objectification to me. I happen to love art of all kinds and also am of the opinion that Kim is a gorgeous (fellow part Armenian) woman. I spent the better part of an hour late last night listening to the good people at E! defend, justify and extol the virtues of their friend and “incredible business woman” Kim. If that is the case, why don’t we ever see that side of her (no pun intended). By the way, we’re talking about a person who has trouble with simple sentences.
“And they say I didn’t have talent…”
Now that most of humanity has seen all the shiny sides, that smart business side is really the only mystery left. I should, however, give credit for the fact that she alerts the papz to various places she plans to be and then gets a cut of any of the pics they sell…definitely counts as savvy- seriously.
A real question: Is nothing sacred anymore?
Disclaimer: Anyone who knows me personally, knows I’m as big a fan of pop culture and mindless-real-housewivesish-entertainment as the next gal, but I find it fascinating how slickly and skillfully the Hollywood spin doctors glorify and justify things like this. They are all part of the big machine that the (amusing at times, but not talented) Kardashians feed. What bothers me is the message it sends to image, fame obsessed girls- of all ages.
This just in via UK’s Mirror
While filming The Project in Australia Kim didn’t hesitate to help host Rove McManus try and copy her pose.
Kim also took the opportunity to discuss just why she wanted to strip naked for the shoot.
She told the hosts: “As a role model I’m not saying anyone else should do that but for me I did it as an art project that was going to make me feel confident and me feel good. “It taught me to do what you want to do everyone should do what they are comfortable with.” Continuing Kim added: “I’m never one to preach, but I felt really positive and really good about myself. I like the photos, I did it for me, I hope other people like them.”
Wait, what? Could someone please refresh my memory as to how exactly Kim Kardashian is a role model? There’s a whole lot of me, me, me in those quotes. Maybe it’s just me, a person wholeheartedly in favor of people doing what they feel comfortable with, but I wish they could just keep it real about the bottom line motivation here. Money.
Cue meme of E! Hosts peering gleefully out from behind that bodacious-brilliantly-photo-enhanced bum.
Simply an opinion, but if you were truly doing a photo shoot like this for yourself, you might, I don’t know – choose to keep “it” private, like actually, just for you (and your husband)?
Thanks for stopping by,
xo J. J.