Yesterday The Gemini brought it to my attention that the Kardashians made $65 million dollars last year. Read the Huffington Post for further information on this.
Now, before haters chime in to scoff and make announcements about how pathetic and stupid these people are, let’s not forget something:
1.) We here at Famous For Bad Reasons have been trying to prove something to you. For years we have been studying fame. We’re taking up where Andy Warhol left off. And we, my friends, are right.
You can make millions of dollars for very bad reasons. Now, when we say “bad reasons” we don’t mean, for instance, Haliburton bad reasons. We mean the things we would mock well-dressed socialites for.
2.) What is the American Dream? What is our culture made up of, if not a bunch of people trying to own houses and pay for lots of things and “boost” the economy?
We set up a formula for success, which involves making money and having a lot of houses and driving shiny cars. Then we get mad when celebrities “sell out.” But let me tell you, I’d rather have a Kardashian on my team than someone who makes money off of war.
3.) You don’t have to watch their shows, buy their products, or support them. You don’t even have to value their success. But if you’re going to challenge what they are, don’t forget to challenge the system that made them.
Kardashians, we here at FFBR salute you! Keep taking off your clothes, selling your dangerous ideas about dieting, showing us the details of your love life, and making adorable babies.