Another day, another gossip headline and questionable photo of the females in their Kardashian clan. Between Kim exposing her ass-ets and Khloe exposing her insensitivity, the attention-seeking TV-tart Kardashian clan has certainly drawn some fortune-seeking, headline-grabbing attention with their “flaws” on full display.
For those who do not know, Kim made her husband (but reportedly not her mom) proud by going full frontal and bare booty in Paper magazine this week. It clearly was a publicity coup for an unknown publication and just more publicity for the well-endowed (or bought, if rumors are true) pulchritude of Kim.
The timing and taste in 34-year-old Kim’s photo spread (pun intended) is sad given the stolen nude photos posed of made female celebrities, including Kim, in recent months. Giving permission for publication should be a requirement, and Kardashian clearly did here. It is a sad statement that anybody cares, much less than Kim expressed the goal of “breaking the Internet” by getting so many people to check out her photogenic features reportedly with her husband’s blessing.
Then there is Khloe Kardashian’s attention-getting meme that had many going “Huh?” and social media pointing thumbs down. The meme featured a troika of Kardashian sisters – Khloe, Kim and Kourtney – posing together with the tag line “The only KKK to ever let black men in.”
The Kardashian women have dated or married many black celebs or professional athletes over the years, including Lamar Odom, French Montana, Kris Humphries, Reggie Bush, Ray J and Kanye West, but it is tasteless and insensitive to make light of the KKK and black history. It is amazing how tacky and ignorant the posting was (it has been removed but not before being picked up all over the Internet). As one person noted in a tweet about the Kardashian KKK Komment: “Your brother-in-law made a remake of a song about black men being lynched …” Another person tweeted, “Date the whole NBA, who cares? But show a modicum of respect. The Klan killed and terrorized our people.”
Kourtney’s partner, Scott Disick, posted his own comment on his unofficial sister-in-law’s meme, “The only KKK to ever let black men in. … and a Jew.” Sadly, that comment is equally unfunny and tacky.
Centuries ago, it was probably not okay to joke about atrocities, torturers or fascists of the time (not that there was social media to spread them worldwide instantly). Maybe in another 100 years, it will be acceptable to make jokes about the Klan, slavery, Nazis or the Holocaust – but it is not okay today for such racially charged or religiously charged comments.
Maybe the people who watch Kim, Khloe, Kourtney and the other K’s in the Kardashian/Jenner Klan (pun intended) enjoy the ways they keep exposing the best and worst of their bodacious bodies and baffling brains, but flaunting their flaws is getting tiresome. Their 15 minutes of fame should have been over long ago. Hopefully, the encore will be over soon and attention will return to more worthy subjects.
Opinion by Dyanne Weiss