Where do you stand? Are you done with the Kardashians or love every moment? Twins Jessie and Clare Stephens can’t agree – so they’ve laid out their arguments for you to consider…
Earlier this week, Nova FM’s Kate, Tim and Marty declared their afternoon radio show a ‘Kardashian-Free Zone’.
So, should we really stop keeping up with the Kardashians?
As with all the important questions of our time, the only way to resolve this issue is in the form of a good ‘ol debate, between two sisters who are NOT afraid to argue against each other. We invite you, dear reader, to be our adjudicator.
Jessie says: We should definitely ban The Kardashians
There came a point a few months ago, late one Friday night, where I had finally had enough:
On this fateful Friday, world news had been summarised into one family.
I could argue that there is a goddam war in Syria, but I won’t. I could argue that there are more than 40 million refugees world wide, but I won’t. My issue isn’t even the coverage of trivial news items, but rather the sheer lack of diversity. There is SO much to know about what is happening in our bizarre, challenging and inspiring world, and somehow we simplify it to one household?
The common counter argument is ‘you can’t deny they are savvy businesswomen’, but guess what person of the Internet, yes I can. They are not savvy businesswomen. Perhaps they have some good advisors, who make lots of money off them by stamping their name on handbags and crap perfume. But the rise of Kim Kardashian can be traced back to the non-consensual (?) release of a sex tape, which sends the message to young women that a sex tape is a valid avenue by which to establish one’s career. The notoriety of the Kardashian name comes from Robert Kardashian defending OJ Simpson who was accused of killing his wife. These are the lessons we are learning from the world’s most famous family.
Amy Schumer said it best recently on Saturday Night Live when she remarked “Is that a great message for little girls? A whole family of women who take the faces they were born with as a light suggestion?” Good POINT Amy.
Kylie Jenner had work done on her face before she was even 18 years old. On top of confirming the idea that a woman’s worth emanates solely from the way she looks (I know more about Kylie’s lips than I do about what she thinks) the Kardashians shamelessly promote vanity and narcissism.
Furthermore, the Kardashians represent opulence, conspicuous consumption, greed and materialism. Their show, whilst documenting ‘family life’ (like when your family goes to Bora Bora with a CAMERA CREW), occurs upon the backdrop of multi million dollar mansions, designer clothes, private jets, ridiculous cars and exotic holiday destinations. There IS a capitalist connection between the millions of people starving in the world, and the Kardashian fortune. Poverty is a byproduct of the Kardashians greed.