Why do the Kardashians matter?

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  1. cooldad profile image60
    cooldadposted 12 years ago

    I am fascinated by society and culture, especially the obsession with celebrities.  Has this family done anything productive for society?  Please help me understand why they are famous.

    And I am the only one who thinks that Bruce Jenner is hiding in the closet with a video camera?

    Just wondering.

    1. Sally's Trove profile image76
      Sally's Troveposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I HATE that show, and also Gene Simmons's. And also a new one about Ice T, whom I adore as an actor and person and musician...but...have they all become so low or impoverished that they have to put their private lives on display for money? That's not what we admired them for. AAARGH! Not to mention Jamie Lee Curtis and her sponsorship of Activa.

      Well, I might have missed part of your point, but I do have to say that airing the intimate lives of celebrities (and whoever the Kardashians are) adds nothing to humanity.

      Now, I leave this to social scientists who want to study this; hopefully they'll have something to add that benefits us all.

    2. IntimatEvolution profile image66
      IntimatEvolutionposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      They have done nothing worthy of their fame.  Now Bruce Jenner the stepdad is another story.

    3. WicklessChelle profile image60
      WicklessChelleposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Can't say that's a show I ever watched. I think there are too many reality TV shows. Do you remember a time when MTV actually played music videos?

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image79
    Uninvited Writerposted 12 years ago

    I never think about them smile

  3. profile image0
    Emile Rposted 12 years ago

    They are famous because they have no talent and they are a beacon of hope to every shallow teenager out there that they, too, can find a way into the limelight if they tenaciously and shamelessly seek fame?

  4. profile image0
    PrettyPantherposted 12 years ago

    I only know one Kardashian and it's only because I've seen her on the cover of a magazine while waiting in line at the supermarket.  I don't even know why they are famous.

  5. Mark Ewbie profile image83
    Mark Ewbieposted 12 years ago

    I wiki'd them and am none the wiser.  Famous for being famous I guess.  Not jealous either, if that's what they crave they're welcome to it.  I'd rather people said Hi, or laughed at a joke because they like me rather than wanted to curry favour with me.

    Celebrity = shallow.

    1. Sally's Trove profile image76
      Sally's Troveposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Paris Hilton in a nutshell.

      So what's this idiotic focus on the personal lives of celebrities. This confounds me.

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    Sherlock221bposted 12 years ago

    I've never heard of them.  I thought this was a post about Star Trek, because I thought there were Kardashians, or at least something similar in that.

    1. Lisa HW profile image62
      Lisa HWposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      lol   I couldn't get past the the Star Trek thing when Karshashian (the lawyer, and, I guess, maybe, their father?)  became famous because of his involvement in the "OJ" trial.   Here in the US, for some reason (even if we tune out of all "that stuff" and don't pay attention), we've all heard the name often enough now that I don't think of Star Trek SO MUCH when I now hear/see it.   smile  (Hope none of those sisters marry someone by the name of Ferangi, Klingon, or Borg.  Whether they keep their own name, hyphenate, or take their husband's name - it would all amount to some version of the same kind of jokes.)   smile

  7. Peter Owen profile image61
    Peter Owenposted 12 years ago

    All the problems they have are totally fabricated. Show stinks, cloe will be a balloon, the family is full of themselves

  8. CMHypno profile image83
    CMHypnoposted 12 years ago

    They don't matter and over here in the UK, nobody even really knows who they are.

    1. cooldad profile image60
      cooldadposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I have a feeling that folks in the UK are a little less impressed with celebrities, unless of course they are footballers. 
      Americans obsession with celebrities is quite unhealthy.  Too many people want to be like the Kardashians, it's sad to me.

  9. thisisoli profile image69
    thisisoliposted 12 years ago

    England is starting to fall in to America's celebrity culture, and to be honest I despise it. Take the Katie Price, jade Goody style headlines which took the rags of glamour newspapers by storm, I really couldn't give a flying.

    The Kardashians are famous, and they have reached tat level for no particular reason.

    All this shows is that the mass media has way too much sway in America.

    1. cooldad profile image60
      cooldadposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Well, at least Katie Price is hot and actually put some worthwhile porn out there for us all.  I know, that's as shallow as it gets, but hey, I'm a man.

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    klarawieckposted 12 years ago

    They were giving Miami a bad rep so we kicked them out. big_smile
    Emily R. nailed it! They are every dumb girl's hope.

  11. shaekelly profile image61
    shaekellyposted 12 years ago

    I was thinking the same thing, however I admire their business sense, they have managed to take their everyday living, and promote themselves, and become millionaires, I am wondering what am I doing wrong.

  12. Jonathan Janco profile image61
    Jonathan Jancoposted 12 years ago

    And to think someone could use a good liver or kidney. That's what really keeps me up at night. I thought Paris Hilton was horrifying enough, but the Kardashians are a special breed of soul-sucking reptilians. I would sooner give a teenager a copy of the Anarchist Cookbook than encourage one to watch five mins of that horrible show. I was coerced by a friend to consume almost a whole 5 minutes of it and he only changed the channel when I threatened to become physically ill. We watched Three's Company instead. I've never been so grateful to see Norman Fell.


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