Kimberly, Can You Fucking Not?
Listen, I will be the first to readily admit that I have, at times, defended the Kardashian family. I’ve written about the sisters many times! I think it’s great that Kylie chose to keep her pregnancy a secret. I hold a special place in my heart for Khloe and what she went through with her cheating-ass boyfriend. And I’ve even written about Kim as a parent, and have defended her mothering (I stand by my defense of that, I think she’s a great mom and her kids seems happy and well-adjusted).
But at some point, we have to take a good, long look at what this family is doing. Particularly, what Kim Kardashian West has been up to this week. This week alone! It’s damn near impossible to defend her anymore, when she insists on continuing to fling shit like she’s done the last couple of days. Walk with me, readers.
Kim Kardashian West has been in the news quite a bit this week. OK, so she’s never not in the news. But this isn’t a product launch or photo shoot.
Let’s start with Tuesday, shall we? In an Instagram story shared by a fan account on Twitter, Kendall Jenner makes a remark about Kim’s size. She says she’s concerned for her, because it looks like she isn’t eating. The word “anorexic” is thrown about (LOL so funny, let’s joke about a deadly mental illness and eating disorder, guys!). Kendall says, “Like, you look so skinny”, to which Kim responds, “Oh my god, thank you!” Kim even mentions her exact weight in the conversation, but in a way that makes it sound like she doesn’t think she’s that skinny because of those numbers.
Considering some of the problematic ways Kim has addressed weight and weight loss over the years, this was just icing on the fucking cake. Just a few months ago, she drew ire for promoting an appetite suppressing lollipop on IG and Facebook. She eventually deleted the IG post and reworded the caption, but the Facebook post lives on.
Like it or not, millions upon millions of young women and girls follow her every step and hang onto her every word. You’d think that at some point, she’d recognize how powerful her platform is and, oh I don’t know, use it to not promote shady and dangerous diets and unrealistic body standards! YOU WOULD THINK. But alas, not the case, at least not this week.
Just hours after that particular Kontroversy, Kim Kardashian West drew even more criticism for her response to a comment made by model Tyson Beckford.
Tyson made waves when he commented on Kim’s body, which I am not defending in any way. But his comments were fairly innocuous, and made reference to Kim’s body not being his type because of the alleged amount of plastic surgery she’s undergone. Low-hanging fruit, sure, but OK.
Rather than ignore the “haters”, as they claim to do, Kim decided to respond. The problem is, rather than just call his comments out for being trash, she decided to throw in a little homophobia for funsies.
“Sis”. Because nothing says “clapback” like emasculating a man and implying that he’s gay, right? Leave it to Kim fucking Kardashian to use someone’s sexuality as a fucking insult. In this day and age! Obviously the only reason Tyson wouldn’t care for it is because he’s gay, right? Of course, makes so much sense.
Anyway, onward! Because we’re not done yet. During an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Kim Kardashian West came to the defense of our esteemed dumbass president. Way to use your influence for good, Kimberly.
The blaring Fox News headline says, “Kim Kardashian West Not Joining Trump Bashers: ‘I have Nothing Bad to Say About the President'”. Ohhhhhh … kay. Jimmy asked Kim about her experience in the Oval Office, when she met with Trump to ask him to pardon Alice Johnson, who was serving a prison sentence for a non-violent drug crime. He ended up granting the pardon, which was nice! Incredibly happy for Alice and her family. But like, it is literally the only decent thing he’s done … in his life. When Jimmy asked Kim about it she said she may not agree with all of his policies, but she respects the way he became president when no one thought he could. She went on to say she has “nothing bad to say about the president.”
I mean, sure! He did one nice thing for a mega-celebrity, so obviously all the other heinous shit he’s done doesn’t really matter anymore, right? I mean, it’s not like he’s separating immigrant families at the border and putting the kids into kiddie prisons. Let’s be real, we can’t fault the guy for committing treason while under investigation for collusion. And all those paid-off porn stars, well, those are just background noise. Cut the guy some slack, people. He did ONE NICE THING AND HE DIDN’T EVEN DO IT ALTRUISTICALLY.
Kim Kardashian West is a grown-up. She is entitled to do and say as she pleases! She’s even entitled to use her immense wealth and fame to promote her bullshit antics. That’s one of the great things about this country. But another great thing about this country is, we are not bound to just accept it. And I think it’s about time we stopped.
(Image: Instagram / @kimkardashian)