Why we may not want to ‘Keep up’ any longer.
One of America’s loosely defined guilty pleasures may have peaked. As a nation we may have had enough and are bidding farewell to a family that for some reason have captured our imagination like a celebrity opening up the sordid parts of their lives to Oprah.
“They’ve hogged the front page of celeb mags and media web sites for far too long, and what’s the draw here? Can you be famous for just being famous?
Stop thinking about hirsute backwoods bumpkins pretending to be ‘clean and Christian’, the Kardashians may have (finally) run out their 15 minutes of fame. Besides, there aren’t many more names starting with the letter ‘K’ that are available.
Every time their keen sense of front page celebrity seems to wane, they manufacture a new crisis, baby tidbit or bit of plastic surgery. America may be fed up with their blow-ups, babies and boobs.
Lately, sales have dropped when any super market weeklies, like ‘In Touch’ and ‘Life & Style’ long a harbinger of trending celebrity, run front page photos of the Kardashian clan.
What will be their next run at the headlines? Will they intercede in the Iran nuclear crisis? Can they provide Edward Snowden with legal advice? Should they slow global climate change?
There’s no telling what they’ll do, but the telltale signs are there. Bruce Jenner, head of the family is planning another bit of surgery.
Claiming “I just never liked my trachea,” Jenner plans a laryngeal shave, which Philadelphia-area plastic surgeon Dr. Sherman Leis says is part of the facial feminization procedure we perform on men who want to transgender into women.”
He adds, “In my 40 years of plastic surgery, I have never performed this operation on anyone but a transgendering male.”
There you have it. What will so called ‘stars’ go through to maintain their place on top of the celebrity heap? Let’s hope they run out of ideas….and elective surgery insurance.