The Show That Brought to us by Kim, Kylie, and Kendall Ends And Leaves Behind a “KARDASHIANIZED WORLD”

Last week the news that the reality show “Keeping up with the Kardashians” will not be filmed anymore shocked the world and especially their fans.

The show that gave us Kim, Kylie, and Kendall is over and leaves us a “Kardashianized world”, writes Guardian, which analyzes in detail the most-watched reality show in the history of “E!” channel.

The British paper states that because of this news, the private life of the Kardashian family became for the first time a part of public conversations that were not related to the events in the reality show “KUWTK”.

Fourteen years of filming and 20 seasons. The end.

The Guardian does not miss the opportunity to remind us of the infamous home video of Kim Kardashian West Superstar, the most famous member of the family, which was released just a few months before the premiere of the reality show, which is why many doubt that the video was deliberately placed to better promote the show. The family has always denied it.

The latest news about the Kardashians did not concern that video either, Guardian ironically points out.

Still, the scandal is not forgotten. Was it the first family affair? The world, and above all the American public, knew the Kardashian family long before the television spectacle.

Kardashian West’s godfather O Jay Simpson planned suicide in her bedroom after his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman were killed, for which he was later accused.

Simpson’s best friend and lawyer Robert Kardashian, Kim Kardashian’s father, later gave an interview to journalist Barbara Walters in the same room.

“O Jay was sitting right where you are now, Barbara, and as I entered, I saw a gun wrapped in a towel. I told him: “My daughter could never sleep in that bed, she would know what happened here.”

Yes, Robert Kardashian then let the media into the private space of his teenage daughter.

Both Kim and her sisters — Chloe, Courtney as well as Kylie and Kendall Jenner are criticized for being artificial and lacking talent. However, they are talented at turning their private lives into fun.

Kardashian — capitalism in human form

The word Kardashian is used as an abbreviation for everything that is wrong with the modern culture of celebrities, regardless of the fact that some people have never watched an often funny, but always surreal show. They are to blame for the rise in popularity of selfies, silicone buttocks, and Botox.

The members of this “glamorous” family are “shy” when it comes to their appearance, but a comparison of their pictures from 2007 and new photos unequivocally shows that they are a big fan of plastic surgery.

In an era when it is fashionable for women from the public scene to promote a positive attitude about appearance, Kardashian women advertise lollipops that suppress appetite and belts for melting fat around the waist. And of course, because of this, they do not lose popularity.

The Guardian says that the debate over whether they are “feminist icons” or “a bunch of untalented narcissistic unintelligent women that are brain dead” greatly misses the point.

THEY are capitalism in human form that has no meaning other than that assigned to them by viewers.

Kardashian, not Trump

The Guardian writes that the Kardashians are a real American family of the 21st century, not Trumps’.

Donald Trump built his wealth on heritage, which is reminiscent of the European story. The Kardashians, who were never poor, first built themselves from the roots, and then completely sold themselves, and there is nothing more American than that.

Some proudly point out that they don’t know all the family members, and the members are: Kim, Courtney, Chloe Kardashian, and Chris Jenner’s daughters from her marriage to Bruce Jenner: Kendall and Kylie. There is also brother Rob Kardashian, but he, like his sisters’ partners, rarely appeared in reality shows, which were, above all, dedicated to women.

And no matter how hard they tried, the influence of the Kardashians is indisputable. Open the “New Yorker” and you will find the profile of Kim Kardashian make-up artist Marija Dedivanović, but also read the news that she is holding a conference in the White House, determined to reform the American prison system.

The Kardashian world

Even if you haven’t watched an episode of the reality show “Keeping up with the Kardashians”, the chances that you bought something with their signature or something in which they had a share are very high, a New York Times journalist pointed out last year.

Kim is married to the great music star of the 21st century, Kanye West. Her sisters were married or having fun with some of the biggest hip-hop and sports names.

In fact, whatever interests you is certainly already Kardashianized.

Why Kardashian and not Hilton?

Kardashians are not the first to take the path of becoming famous through reallity shows and sex tapes. A friend of the Paris Hilton family, whose assistant was Kim, was the first.

But it was this family that realized that there was far more potential on the road than Paris had started to dig. In part because their rise had come with the rise of social media.

The Kardashians can earn up to $ 1 million (£ 770,000) each time they promote a product on Instagram. Last summer, Kendall Jenner, 24, reportedly boosted her bank account by $ 26.5 million with just 53 sponsored posts on her social network.

Reality has suppressed power on social media

The power that the members of the Kardashian-Jenner clan have on social networks is enormous. Kim has three times more followers on Instagram than all American magazines of the publishing house “Conde Nast”.

The Kardashians are one of the most powerful media companies in the world. In that way, they earn most of their money. This is why the TV show has become meaningless — and from the point of view of earnings.

They showed the true potential of reality television and made it obsolete. Now everyone who wants to become an influencer and celebrity uses social networks to build brands.

Are Kim, Chloe, Courtney, Kendall, and Kylie the American CEOs with the best rating ?, the New York Times wondered last year.

Their mother, Chris, is the main woman in the operation with the title “momager”. This word means a person who is the manager of her children.

If you’ve watched the reality show, you may remember how Chris supervised Kim’s filming for “Playboy” in the first episodes.

“You’re doing great, sweety!” She encouraged.

When it was suddenly announced that Kylie, Chris was worried about how this would affect her daughter’s makeup line. She didn’t have to worry. The youngest sweetheart earned 900 million dollars in the cosmetics industry. And the eldest daughter later achieved great success in this field.

The main secret of the success of reality show

The reality show “Keeping up with the Kardashians” was the idea of Chris Jenner.

She said: “We will be vulnerable in all places of action, no matter what we represent about ourselves,” recalled host and television producer Ryan Seacrest.

The decision to accept the drama distinguished the Kardashians from Paris Hilton and helped them to overtake it.

Kim Kardashian’s 72-day marriage to Chris, her recounting through tears how thieves threatened her in a hotel room in Paris, the infidelity of the boyfriends and husbands of famous sisters. All this was shown on the show and helped the family sell as many products as possible.

The Kardashians are often and unknowingly the initiators of social trends. Such as the public announcement by Bruce Willis that he is a transsexual in 2015. The publication of Kim’s home video and her provocative pictures started a discussion about “women of easy morals” and their criticism.

Most members of the Kardashian-Jenner family are in mixed relationships, which are now a completely “normal occurrence” in America. Although some criticize them for claiming that their love life is a “black hunt”. And that they appropriate “African-American aesthetics” in their pictures.

It is not the Kardashians’ fault that Donald Trump was elected for president. But the “Guardian” points out that the election of the first TV reality show American president coincided with the rise of the first American reality show of the family.

Trump and the Kardashians are an imitation of authenticity, dynastic power, unlimited wealth, and cheerful “attraction” for the audience. The differences between them are minimal.

Although Kanye West’s candidacy for president failed, Kim’s words should be remembered in an interview with CNN in 2018. She talked about the reform of the prison system. When she was asked if she plans to run for president of the United States, she answered is, “I guess. Never say never.”

Donald Trump listened very carefully to Kim Kardashian West’s speech at the White House about the improvement of prisoners.

Originally published at on September 16, 2020.



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