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Why We Pretend to Hate the Kardashians

Alessia Bicknese

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Every day, I stumble upon at least two people who will claim to hate the ridiculously famous Kardashians. But why? Why do we love to hate them? They’re fashion designers, fashion icons, entrepreneurs, role models (to some – maybe…), they’re rich, they’re famous and we are not them – and these might be the reasons we can’t stand them. With further detail, I conducted a list of the many pointless reasons for the passionate hatred towards Kris, Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall, Kylie, and of course, Kim.

1. The most prominent reason: They are famous for absolutely nothing. Now, now – yes, it is true. They are drowning in money and fame and it just keeps coming to them. But, when you think about it, it’s kind of remarkable that they are famous for doing “nothing.” I don’t know about anyone else, but personally, if I could be famous for nothing and be a millionaire for it, then sure! I’ll take it. Good for you, Kardashians! Sounds like anyone who says they are famous for nothing is just envious and bitter.

2. Even though they are apparently famous for “nothing,” they continue to be great entrepreneurs. They have their own name brand in so many stores, they have a beauty line, a perfume line, and oh yeah, Kim sold a book called Selfie, which included absolutely no words – just pictures of herself. Khloe just wrote a book, they ALL have an app, Kim has her own emojis – I’m sorry, but they are killing it! They sell their face and their bodies, sure, but they are 100 percent owning it and they are making a living out of it. They can just stop working for the rest of their lives and be fine because they are so rich, but they choose to be entrepreneurs and work for more money (like they need it).

  3. For those who know they are famous for something, they believe it’s because Kim is a “porn star” and that led to the millions her and her sisters have. Yes, Kim made a sex tape with her boyfriend at the time, and I’m sure she had absolutely no intentions of letting that footage go public, but it did and she OWNS it, completely. She was young and she was barely famous. She trusted her boyfriend and made a mistake and when her mistake went public, she did not go into hiding. Instead, she made the most of it and was like, “Yup! That’s me, I’m hot and now I’m rich.” Once again, good for you, Kimmy! I would love to see a young woman not hide and cry for weeks or months over a rumor, let alone a sex tape. They are FULL of confidence and there is nothing wrong with that.

4.“Kylie Jenner wears my college tuition on her wrist. I hate her. She’s so pretty, but she’s had so much surgery.” Okay – first of all, she wears more than UNH’s college tuition on her wrist. Kylie wears five to seven Cartier bracelets that cost $10,000 each on a daily basis. I am older than Kylie and I can’t even afford a college textbook, yet she is buying five of these bracelets at a time! Seriously, she is 18 years old and she just started her own makeup line. Is that not what young adults wish and hope for?! I see tweets from “Common White Girl” and “Princess Problems” everyday saying “I wish I could just wake up and be rich,” “I wish I could wake up and have someone do my hair and makeup,” “I want a Cartier bracelet,” “Why can’t I just skip college and be rich already?” We say these things all the time, and Kylie has it all! We choose to hate her because she has everything people wish for. Quit being salty. Life isn’t so bad.

5. “Kim Kardashian is a bad mom.” Oh, you recently talked to Kim about her parenting skills? Didn’t think so. We make these accusations based off of what we see, and what we see is little baby North walking around in Chanel and we sit here acting like it’s life or death to pay $15 for a shirt from H&M. We’re jealous of a two year old in Chanel. Apparently, we’re also incredibly angry because Kim and Kanye named their baby “Saint.” Great, it’s not my name or yours, so why are we so annoyed?

Don’t get me wrong – I’m not saying you should make any of these women your idols. I’m just saying that we hate them for all the wrong reasons. All in all, we can say we hate the Kardashians all we want, but in reality, it’s not hate. We’re pissed off that they are making a living off of doing “nothing,” while we’re in college crying about student loans and the job market.


3 Responses to “Why We Pretend to Hate the Kardashians”

  1. Marina on February 18th, 2016 9:56 pm

    That was well thought out & had many good points. Really made me think. LOL….GREAT JOB!


  2. Mary on February 19th, 2016 11:46 am

    I don’t think people should become famous for sex tapes like Kim. Her mother made it public and that should be a crime! The only reason they have money is because they started with money and used it to exploit sexuality and continue to do so. There is absolutely nothing God Like to see in these people or follow.


  3. Mack on February 23rd, 2016 10:19 pm

    People hate Kim Kardashian because she shatters all of expectations placed upon women by society. She’s rich, she doesn’t have to work, she’s shameless about her sexuality. People hate her for those reasons. When men do it we call them playboys, but when a woman does it she’s called out. A massive double standard.


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