The People We Love to Hate...
Who’s got a bucket, because the internet is on fire! Yes, Kylie Jenner’s best friend (and who we all thought to be her ‘life partner’), Jordyn Woods, has betrayed her ‘surrogate’ family by ‘hooking up’ with Khloé Kardashian’s BF and baby daddy, Tristan Thompson of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Rumours of a longer affair have arisen, but there is yet to be confirmation. I could go a lot further into my thoughts on the matter, but they’re not relevant to this article. In this article, I want to talk about why I’m refreshing my twitter feed every hour for updates...
I love the Kardashian’s. There, I said it. Being openly left wing and concerned about world issues, people are usually shocked when they find out I’m obsessed with something as ‘superficial’ as the Kardashians. There’s a fair portion of our society that see shows like Keeping up with the Kardashians, as reserved for the ‘basic bitch’. As an adult, I realised that we can take what we need from people, and recognise (but put aside) the bits that don’t fit...
I’ve always felt that from every single person, I can learn something. Understanding both what you like, and what you don’t like, are of equal value. Both give you a much better sense of self and help you grow as a person.
For me, the Kardashian’s fit this contradictory category, where I both value them for some of the qualities they hold, as well as for some of their differences, which I choose not to follow.
I think it’s essential to recognise that with my ‘big girl pants’ on, I can enjoy something, whilst also examining and understanding how that same thing can be problematic. A good example of this is gaming..... Games like Grand Theft Auto arguably sensationalise and promote violence and crime. Can I play these games without stealing a car or running over civilians? It HAS been a while, but I’m pretty sure I can...🤷♂️
As for the Kardashian’s, one of the most attractive qualities I find in people, are those who own who they are, unapologetically, regardless of their beliefs. In terms of Kanye’s beliefs..... I’m not gonna lie, there’s not a huge amount I agree with, but fuck me does he own his self-proclaimed ‘crazy’! This is something I vehemently admire and try to emulate in my every day life. The same can be said for Kim, Khloe and Kourtney. They give me the confidence to stand tall and not let the world dictate who I am. For this, I’m extremely grateful.
At the end of the day, I believe the most important thing is to keep that ‘critical eye’ switched on, but enjoy yourself while you’re at it. Whatever makes you happy. Don’t worry about the haters.
Khloé, if you’re reading this... I love you, and you got this!