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#breaktheinternet

I have nothing against Kim Kardashian. She’s a beautiful woman. She knows how to keep herself relevant. See #breaktheinternet.

I have to admit that when I skim through the channels and come across an episode of KUWTK, its hard to look away. You almost can’t. My brain and my pride don’t want to give in, but most of the time, I do. I marvel at their fortune, their empire.

I’m not a Kardashian hater. I’m also no woman-hater. I think everyone, men and women, should be able to pose and photograph however they want to. Wear what they want. Eat what they want. BE what they want.

Here’s my problem her. In a recent TIME article titled Kim Kardashian’s Butt is an Empty Promise, author Bryan Moylan takes the words right out of my mouth:

“Seriously, though, this is the only social currency she has in the world. I’m not going to break out that old saw that Kim Kardashian has no talent, but she has no occupation like Miley, Madonna, Joan, or Sarah. She has no outlet to express herself and keep herself relevant other than a highly scripted reality show with sinking ratings and her image. Remember, she is a celebrity whose initial fame, after being Paris Hilton’s closet organizer, was predicated on her having a sex tape. Kim Kardashian can only peddle in her body, and her ass is the most valuable part of that body.”

When GQ named her woman of the year, I was kind of annoyed. Until I realized – wait, that’s what GQ is, that’s what they do. That’s their ideal of beauty. They aren’t looking at your brains, or how or why you’re so successful. They’re only worried that you fit into society’s ideals of a beautiful woman. And I agree, Kim, of course, does.

However, Kim’s only accomplishment, if the ideas are even her own, is that she knows how to keep herself relevant in a fleeting society. And no, she didn’t break the internet.

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