by: the Common Constitutionalist
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It seems that one of the Kardashian family is hitting back at “fat shamers.” “Khloe Kardashian was incensed as she was met with a barrage of abuse on Sunday by cruel social media trolls, who accused her of wearing baggy clothes to hide her recent weight gain,” writes the Daily Mail.
In case you are unfamiliar, I will attempt to explain – although I don’t keep up with this crap either. I believe fat shaming is the practice of taking to social media to complain about, draw attention to, or make fun of someone famous, who has gained weight, is naturally rotund, or just kind of normal looking.
It most often happens to females of Hollywood . Evidently, the comedian, Amy Schumer has been repeatedly “fat shamed” by social media trolls. Although I don’t care for her comedy and can’t stand her leftist politics, she appears to be “normal” looking. But she’s a comedian, not a model. Unlike the Kardashians, she didn’t become famous by virtue of looks alone. Schumer looks lime a normal American woman – not like the plasticized Barbies that Americans are evidently enamored with. And heck – now that I think about it – most supposedly “perfect” starlets and models aren’t perfect at all. Most of what we see is, to some extent, photoshopped to wipe away their imperfections.
It’s all phony, which is why, at least for me, this story leaped off the screen. It’s the rich irony that one of supposed beautiful people, could be assailed by her followers so easily. But hey – you reap what you sow.
“So rude of people to say I’m getting fat because I wore baggy clothes to get laser hair removal,” Khloe wrote in a Twitter post on Sunday.
Oh the horror. But for the Kardashian/Jenner clan, who has made a fortune by merely being attractive and at times shameless (in my opinion, this would be most times), it is a horror.
Being beautiful is all they have. It’s all they’ve ever had, and in order to remain relevant must maintain this level of so-called perfection. They are the ones who created unattainable and certainly unsustainable image of what beauty is. When naturally they are punished when one slips up and steps out of that created image.
From 2007, when Ryan Seacrest ostensibly discovered them, the Kardashians quickly developed into a household name. It seems like a lot longer – excruciatingly longer.
The matriarch of the family, Kris Jenner, pitched Seacrest on the idea of a television show centered around her family. It was a reality show based on nothing but the exploits of several attractive women.
Speaking of shame – as an aside – I never thought I would research the Kardashians. I abhor these reality shows. They are the worst kind of tripe and when I think of the millions who have watched “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” I feel shame for the country. It reminds of the movie “Idiocracy.”
Although I am proud to say that I’ve never seen a moment of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” from what I understand, it’s basically a show about nothing. Kind of like the hit comedy, Seinfeld, which was also billed as a show about nothing. The difference is that folks on Seinfeld actually had some real talent. The only talent these women have is that so many find them attractive, and thus by extension, somehow interesting.
They have made their substantial fortune on the fact that so many people around the world are as shallow as are they. Women want to be them, and men want to be with them.
When you’re whole base of support hinges entirely on maintaining a flawless image, you should expect you fawning followers to turn on you the minute you don’t live up to the expectation you created.