Oct 31, 2011

 
 
Maybe it's because I'm stuck in West Virginia for the week, but I really feel the need to get on a soapbox and rant.  And what's a better topic to rant about than Kim Kardashian.  I'm pretty sure I'm going to be alone on this one, and I'll guarantee people are going to say the fact that I'm talking about her at all is giving her more attention.  Well, I really don't care about all that.  I really need to get this off my chest because I am so sick of the celebrity obsessed society we live in.  Once upon a time we use to obsess over people because of their talent, but now we just obsess over people for reasons I still have no idea as to why.
 
So recently my inbox was completely inundated with emails talking about the 'Breaking News' of the day.  So you know when I see that something is Breaking News I get a little excited.  I was thinking maybe the 5 year old missing girl, Jahessye Shockley, had turned up alive and well, but no that was not the case.  The news was about the fact that after 72 days of marriage Kim Kardashian was filing for divorce from her NBA husband.  OMG...stop presses.  Are you serious?  I mean what are we going to do? 
 
Some of us have already killed the majority of our brain cells when we watched that staged wedding but now we have to go through a divorce too.  Damn!  Momma Kardashian could not have scripted this mess any better.  This is certainly guaranteed to be ratings gold for the Kardashians.  I mean we can hate on these people as much as we want to, but they sure know how to exploit our vulnerabilities and keep the cash flowing. I mean, Kim did  manage to have a wedding costing upwards to 18 million dollars and not have to pay one dime for it.  That is hustling.
 
And trust me, I'm not knocking the chick for her hustle.  I just have a problem with the fact that stuff like this is treated on the same par as actual news.  The way my inbox was flooded you would have thought Congress had passed the President's jobs bill.
 
This obsession with Kim Kardashian is just a microcosm of a much bigger issue that we have in this country.  Everything is so celebrity driven.  The majority of people can't tell you who their congressional representative is, but I bet you they can tell you what kind of dress Kim was wearing when she got married.  Our priorities are severely jacked up.  I'm all for a little celebrity gossip, but it's not the meat and potatoes when it comes to my media diet. 
 
I don't know.  Maybe it's just me....

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