Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian

               If you don’t understand why Kim Kardashian is Pop Culture, it won’t take you that long to catch on. Kim Kardashian first appeared on the scene with her best friend, and was also known as the side kick of, Paris Hilton. During that time, Paris Hilton was Pop Culture, and had a very successful television show called, “The Simple Life.”

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              Kim K’s role, in life (not on the show), was to be Paris Hilton’s “assistant.” Once she started to shine brighter than Paris, it “all of a sudden” became apparent to the world that Kim had been getting plastic surgery done. Not sure if it was to enhance herself, not sure if it was true, but it plays a role in why she is now, Pop Culture.

                As time progressed, the world created rumors of the potential men that Kim had been rumored dating. The first confirmed relationship was with the “One Wish,” R&B singer, Ray J, who’s also known as, “Brandy’s” little brother.

               Kim and her now, ex boyfriend Ray J, recorded a sextape while they were still in a relationship. Allegedly, Ray J leaked the sextape while Kim never wanted it to see the light of day. Whatever the reason was, as soon as  the sextape hit the net, everyone knew about Kim Kardashian. The Sextape and the success of her family show “Keeping Up with The Kardashians” made Kim a phenomenon, but the “Sextape” was the stunt that stamped Kim as “Pop Culture!”

               The public forms their own opinion of Kim Kardashian, what she is, what she does, what she deserves credit for, everything. In my opinion, most people, such as myself, don’t take Kim Kardashian too seriously.  For example, when you have people like Kim,  who has fame and popularity, you invest a little of yourself in them, physically and emotionally.  For example, LeBron James, Michael Jackson, Oprah Winfrey, people who’ve worked hard to build what they have, people aspire and work to be like them. As for Kim, I don’t envision people wanting to “work” the way she’s worked to reach that fame and popularity. Most people, I would say view Kim as something beautiful to look at, an ok reality show star. Others take it a step further and label her as a gold digger, un-talented, non-marriage material after her 72 day marriage to Kris Humphries, the list goes on. 50 Cent’s opinion on Kim stated,

“one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”

The former “Cheetah Girl,” Adrienne Bailon had something to express as well,

“To be stuck with that Kardashian label, that was so hurtful to me and to my career.”

               Everyone has an opinion on Kim Kardashian, but that same talk keeps her name afloat and is the reason why she is Pop Culture.

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               The quote that I believe best represents Kim Kardashians journey would be one spoken by Jack Lule,

Not only does the Internet allow little known individuals to potentially reach a huge audience with their art or opinions, but it also allows content-creators to reach fans directly.

               Without the power of the Internet, the Kim Kardashian that we seen on the Ray J Sextape, the one we seen get a divorce over a course of 70 days, the one who has one of the prettiest babies known to man, probably wouldn’t be known to anyone. The Internet gave Kim the opportunity to become an Icon in her own right. Over a course of many years, the Internet took Kim Kardashian from some-class, to low-class, to high-class, especially when considering the Pop Culture. The Internet took Kim Kardashian, and made her, Kim Kardashian-West. And considering whose last name “West” belongs to, Kim couldn’t have hit a bigger jackpot.

               As of this present day, I believe that Kim Kardashian will be “Immortally” relevant.                       She’s married to Kanye West, which equals relevancy. She has a beautiful daughter (North West) that she constantly shows to the world via social media, which equals relevancy. “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” is in it’s 12th season, which equals more relevancy.  Her younger sister, Kylie Jenner, 17, has gotten noticeable surgery done to the lips. Plus she’s dating a rapper, Tyga, who’s 25, which equals gossip and more relevancy for Kim. The list goes on, and by doing so, I believe Kim has longevity in Pop Culture.

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3 thoughts on “Kim Kardashian

  1. Kim Kardashian will always and forever be considered relevant in pop culture. Yes, she has started out as an assistant, followed by a sextape, ending with numerous realtionships, but that is not what made her. If anything it merely opened our eyes to who she is. The Kardashian family reality show is what prompt her career, we have just been loyal followers. The fact that Kim Kardashian is a business woman at heart and knows how to keep herself relevant is what I feel gives her credibility. She is very innovative and tries to keep herself in the lime light at all times. Which I feel anyone of higher culture should do considering the competition of other celebs and future trends or trending topics. Just think, her selfie book, digital game, and now baby girl North West will always render her as someone of prestige. Her daughter soon following and hopefully upholding her mothers legacy.

    • rasheedmhall says:

      I understand your thought process, but understand this, without the SEXTAPE there would be NO Kim Kardashian. We can’t go back in time to see if the sextape didn’t release, would she still be as successful. But as of the present day, the sextape made her who she is and she is not capitalizing off of it. If the sextape would’ve never came out, you could argue that the next it girl could’ve been “Kat Stacks” or “Amber Rose”. Someone who eventually had their personal life leaked to the public and was rumored to be dating high profile celebrities.

      It takes me back to Linda Holmes, why would anybody have cared about Kim Kardashian before the sextape. Before the sextape came out no one knew who she was. So if the sextape wouldn’t have came out, you can conclude that people would’ve still NOT known who she was.

      You make some valid points, but your response has no merit, just theory.

      Go look at the Oprah interview, the sextape didn’t just “merely” open our eyes, it made her a household name.

  2. gabrielaantonas says:

    Okay I am a little sick of the Kardashians. I’ve watched the show and all of the spin offs since the beginning, I am no fare-weather-fan. Kim was always my favorite because she was the pretty one but I like Khloe and Kourtney too. They are a fashion forward family and now I’ll watch it even if I don’t want to just so I can see the clothes. I give credit where credit is due. They might not be a talented family, but she used her video to get a show and to establish herself as a tastemaker and make her family rich. Her and her husband have been on the cover of Vogue. There have only been four men before Kanye on the cover. She sits next to Anna Wintour at fashion week and that’s saying something. She is in the inner elite fashion circle, this is one family that is good at branding themselves, and I doubt they’re going away anytime soon. I actually touch on Bruce Jenner’s transformation into a woman in my post about the show Transparent if you liked this article and want to check that out too. Also there is a typo in the sixth paragraph. In the sentence you say “The one we seen”, it would be “The one we saw”.

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