Why do people care about Kim Kardashian?
The New York Times felt the need to answer this vital question.
The amount of hostility toward Ms. Kardashian seems to raise the same question you might ask when presented with the amount of admiration for her, or the fact that, on her Twitter account, she has 5.3 million followers: Why do people care? (nytimes.com)
Sadly, the article doesn’t answer the question at all. It does, however, provide a lot of helpful quotes from Kardashian fans.
One would expect a bit more from the New York Times. Perhaps some social commentary or even gossip, but instead the article just talks about highly uninteresting facts.
So let me do the writer’s job for him. Kim Kardashian is loved because people always aspire to be rich and famous by doing nothing, so naturally throngs of mindless baboons will fawn over anyone who is able to accomplish this, and emulate her in hopes of having some of her fame and success rub off on them.
So the answer, dear NYT, is that people don’t care about Kim Kardashian, they just care about her ability to be rich and famous without having a single redeemable quality (her curves notwithstanding). The writer of the article should not feel bad though. I realize that he couldn’t just come out and say these things, because it would most likely cost him his cushy job at the venerable New York Times, for having the gall to tell the truth.