Monday, January 3, 2011

The Rise Of Reality Whoredom




By now, you’ve no doubt heard about the travesty that is the Kim Kardashian single. But, have you heard-heard it?? I was looking for a link to something resembling a reliable bit of audio - but frankly, I’m not that desperate to torture you. Check the youtube link below if you wanna checkit yo.



It irks me enough that people like this exist - without having to share a name with one of them. It’s nothing against KK personally (sort of) - she’s gorgeous. There’s no disputing that. And yaaaa you can gab on about your “fat arse” theories, but Sasha tells me that in person she’s actually quite petite, and it’s more of a proportions thing. (I was sick the day the sisters were in studio. Still can’t decide whether or not I’m happy about that...) And she gives really good face, dudes - there’s no denying. But she, and her lesser siblings, are the epitome of what’s wrong with 21st Century Earth.

*CUE: Tirade*

I’m not really going to get on a soapbox and preach. Well, not too much. But this society in which you can do fuck all and make a million off it, is warped. Yes, she is Paris Hilton-esque in that her dad was a badass lawyer for high people in low places, so had the launch-pad. But that so many real, live humans adore, and so much as worship her, is baffling. This goes into a larger sociological discussion about reality TV as a whole, which I’m beyond addressing right now. I find the fascination to be a bit self-contradicting: you’re watching these people live “their normal lives, like normal people”, but it’s most certainly not their normal lives, and it’s definitely not normal. Their “fame” revolves around a “reality” show, which they spend their days filming. That’s to say, the little gimmicks and shoots and fights and drama are mostly deliberately organised, or are at the most honest a product of the show. And yes, I hear the echoes of “well I don’t care! It’s entertaining” - but that still doesn’t answer for all the excitement. How amped were the Saffas when those walking endorsements were here? Ohmagaad, like, totallaaay! Because despite themselves, watchers of the shows are slowly drawn into idolising them; revering them. Brainwashing I tell ya.

In all honesty, I don’t mind these famewhores doing what they’re good at: famewhoring. Yes, just two paragraphs up it pissed me off that they earn money doing nothing. But I would rather be laughing at their irrelevance than see them confusing themselves with the famous people who actually have talent. When these talentless drones enter the supposedly sacred worlds of acting and music - we need to do a double take. As human beings, we tend to always strive for more - especially ambition-nutty Americans. Business boys straight out of college will always be gunning for that next job, the big investment that’s getting them the corner office. Similarly, famewhores, once content to be as much, earning a small fortune also feel the need to “climb the fame ladder”. Once they’re too familiar with the brand of fame they’ve ‘earned’, it starts to smell a little naff. Like sweaty pants left in a car boot for three weeks. But hark! There is the glamorous movie actress - shiny on a cover, with all the fame they’ve ever dreamed of! But there’s something extra they get: respect! Because famewhores can’t land big-time rockstars or movie stars. Unless they’re undercover - but again - that’s another breed entirely. They need to try equate themselves if they’re going to be invited to one of Leo DiCaprio’s parties. And this is the reason for the dross we are exposed to. Heidi Montag, Paris Hilton, KK and several ‘desperate housewives’ all ‘singing’ and ‘acting’; Lauren Conrad, Audrina Partrdige, Olivia Some-thing-or-other and every other orange harpee all ‘designing their own clothing lines’. It’s an insult that people finance this shit. No KK, you cannot act. Despite a cameo in that Scary Movie 405 or whatever it was. And those rumours that you’d be a good candidate for Wonder Woman. (I’m certain twitterer @crustyww would die on the spot.) And no KK, you cannot sing, despite the magic of technology and autotune. And it’s REALLY going to piss you off because the beat is generic pop in every sense of the word: it’s shit, but it’s going to get stuck in your head and you’re going to bop it. And it’s all synthesized, of course.

If we playlist it, we might have a problem.

15 comments:

  1. Okay the link's not working. I'll bovver later, yea?

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  2. Don't be jealous!!!!! Don't cry coz you broke. They are actualy brilliant at what they do and that's why the make millions of dollars every year. Stop complaining and try to come up with your own ideas to make money and be succesfull as aposed to being a side kick on a radio show lol

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  3. Firstly, have the balls to put your name in. Secondly, you're too stupid to be reading this blog. Go away. Pussy.

    (if you'd made your point more eloquently, perhaps I'd have refrained from swearing at you.)

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  4. Go Kimmeh!!

    Great post, and even greater reply :D

    I wish I had your balls and wit

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  5. Sidekick, with more brains than all the K-clan. Secondly, what have they done to be original? The Kardashians are a greedy bunch, who thinks the world should bow down before them; well, they're bitchy and bossy and fucking retarded, especially Kim. Don't get me wrong, I'm not hating on them, but enough already. Great post, Kimmie!

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  6. Ohhh Kimmeh! where the hell have you been!!
    Shoo! Finally someone with enough ball-ass to 'awaken' this atrociously-sleeping-star-less-generation. he he

    Okay that was a mouthful. Nice blog Kim.

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  7. Originally posted by Anonymous
    "Don't be jealous!!!!! Don't cry coz you broke. They are actualy brilliant at what they do and that's why the make millions of dollars every year. Stop complaining and try to come up with your own ideas to make money and be succesfull as aposed to being a side kick on a radio show lol"

    Soz, but please explain what exactly they are "Actually brilliant".

    Then your comment might have more meaning than it currently does.

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  8. I still cant fathom the concept of watching someone else live their life. I admit I should watch the Osbournes but they're fucking rude & I loved it, but this is just dof. As you said Kim is flippin hot but doing nothing all day and get paid millions is something we all wouldnt mind, but there is nothing to her, at least with the Osbournes, Ozzy had a career which got him fame, what exactly did Kim or her retarded family do?

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  9. Ok I was rude and I appologize. the point I'm trying to make is that they are brilliant in selling themselves even if they are a bunch of self centred ... That are only in it for themselves.so why worry about them and focus on how you are going to better yourself. And don't get me wrong I'm not a fan I don't like bad mouthing other people if the are succesfull.atleast the are running an honest business. Rather talk crap about our corrupt politicians or whatever but hey I guess that's what freedom of speech is about. Reme Levember aka anon.

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  10. Amg133 that's why they are brilliant because they made something of themselves out of nothing... Anyway I'm out

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  11. Reme that's where you miss the point entirely - I'm not badmouthing them purely because they are successful - in fact, I didn't criticise the girls themselves so much as their actions and 'careers'. You obviously are a fan, because I don't know of anyone else who would completely misinterpret what my point is here.

    And I'm hardly 'focussed' on them dude - read the rest of the blog and you'll perhaps be able to form a proper opinion.

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  12. Your honesty is refreshing. Everyone feels the same (if they're honest with themselves)... who wants to see KK opening on broadway some day??? Fuck that.

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  13. Well said! Why the world has to put idiots like this on a pedestal is beyond me, do we have such low self-worth? Their biggest claim to fame, from what I know, is that their father defended OJ Simpson. Hardly anything to be proud of. They're so average its scary and they're only popular because we say they're popular. I have more respect for Paris Hilton actually.

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