Mar 24, 2014

I want to know why.

I'm serious.  I really need someone to explain to me why you guys are so upset.

You had to see this one coming.  The Kardashians have manage to fool everybody into supporting their brand of reality including Anna Wintour.  So it shouldn't come as a shock that Kim managed to climb to the top of the Mt. Everest of fashion magazines.  Hell, even Kanye fixed his mouth to say his girl deserved to be on the cover of Vogue more than the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama.

Magazines are in the business of selling magazines and Wintour figured that Kanye and Kim will sell magazines for her.  This doesn't come as a surprise to me.  The Kardashians are a branding and marketing machine that has managed to make millions off of just being themselves.  There's no special talent or magic trick.  They're just themselves living their lives and they've managed to make millions.

It takes damn near an act of God to get a black woman on the cover of Vogue, but for someone like Kim it's no problem.  Magazines like Vogue celebrate who they want to celebrate and they could give a damn about what they're subscribers think.

Listen I don't have a problem with Kim being on the cover of Vogue.  Now had her ass been on the cover of Essence then there might have been some smoke in the city. 

Don't get me wrong, I realize black people are the main reason why the Kardashians are such a force.  I seem to recall Kim being the focus of black gossip blogs and hosting black parties way before she blew up in the mainstream.  We helped make her a star and now we're surprised when magazines like Vogue embrace her as well. 

I don't get it.


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