Why We Hate the Kardashian Klan
We hate them for the mirror they hold up to us. It’s kind of an unfair weight to place upon them, in a sense.
I’ll start by saying that from their hair, to their bodies, to their men: every part of what makes them the center of attention can be largely attributed to black culture.
Since the dawn of time white people have been snatching whatever they can from other cultures in order to preserve and beef up their own. And for the most part they could.
Appropriation of culture is a high topic these days. When we talk about appropriation we talk about people who use other culture’s fashion, food, and lifestyles for their own social mobility, without giving credit to the origin culture.
For black people, who have largely been stripped of anything they’ve made or created, it all boils down to appropriation.
I don’t consider the Kardashians to be appropriating though. I don’t because when we talk about appropriation we talk about knowingly taking.
There was a day when white families wouldn’t let their daughters prop their butts pool side and show it to the world. White folks snickered at black women for using their bodies in music videos and on magazines. They held up their noses at the rappers with gold chains and low hanging pants.
Now, I am sure that there are plenty of these families out there th still hold tight to this value. But one of the most “famous” families in pop culture has completely flipped the script and embraced all things low sagging and gold.
What is evident to me is that they just think their hairstyles, clothing, slang, big lips and asses are what’s popular. They think its a millennial phenomenon. When in actuality there was a time when white women were afraid to have big butts. Do you remember the intro to “Baby Got Back?”
Oh, my, God Becky, look at her butt
It is so big, she looks like
One of those rap guys’ girlfriends.
But, ya know, who understands those rap guys?
They only talk to her, because,
She looks like a total prostitute, ‘kay?
I mean, her butt, is just so big
I can’t believe it’s just so round, it’s like out there
I mean gross, look
She’s just so, black
So when we talk about the Kardashian Klan we talk about ignorance.
They have NO clue that out there in the world they are praised for doing things that a young girl of color will be severely judged for doing.
As a community, who systematically haven’t been given a fair advantage in order to survive, we have had to find other ways to survive.
If you buy sex and I’m sexy to you then in order to get by I’ll sell that sex to you. I will however be creating a reputation for myself. I wont be respected or valued; unless i’m white.
The Kardashians have never had to eat scraps, or struggle to pay rent. Their father was a lawyer. Their mother’s 2nd husband was an Olympic champion. They have never had to actually sell their ass. They just do it because it's cool.
But it’s always cool to look black, profit off blackness, live a “black lifestyle.” It’s never cool to be black though. And not because you can’t but because being black is a lot more than clothes and gold teeth.
It’s kind of like joining PETA so you can throw paint on people. You don’t actually believe/respect PETA’s position. You just like the way throwing paint on people looks.
And our society has no problem throwing paint on others while it dances around in leather.