Kim Kardashian has been deemed ineligible to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for the second year in a row, according to October 19 reports from Starpulse.com and the Celebrity Café. Despite protests from Kanye West that his girlfriend, Kim deserves one of the coveted Walk of Fame stars, the Walk of Fame Committee is adamant that Kim Kardashian does not qualify.
Why Kim Doesn’t Qualify for a Walk of Fame Star
Of the more than 2500 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, none have been awarded to reality TV stars like Kim.
On behalf of the Walk of Fame Committee, spokesperson Ana Martinez explained as tactfully as possible why reality TV stars like Kim Kardashian do not qualify.
We don't have a category for reality stars on the Walk of Fame. They’re not giving a performance, it’s just them going through their daily lives and rituals on TV. We honor people who’ve acted in or directed or produced an award-winning show or film. And it’s the same with music, people who maybe have gold records.
We're happy to consider reality stars once they get nominated for, or win, an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar.
In addition to receiving one of the above-mentioned awards, honorees must also be nominated by a fellow peer in the industry. Ms. Martinez comments
I hate to say it, but a lot of people just don't like her. No one has ever nominated her.
A Word of Advice to Kanye West
Kanye West is highly upset over Kim’s rejection and feels very strongly that Kim deserves to receive one of the coveted stars. He voiced his disapproval of the Walk of Fame Committee’s decision in a recent interview with talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, accusing them of being dated, not modern, and adhering to ridiculous old concepts.
Kanye was chastised by Walk of Fame spokesperson Ana Martinez who said
. . . that’s not the way to go about getting a star – on national TV without checking into whether or not she qualifies, which she does not. I know he loves her, and it’s all very sweet. But she doesn’t qualify.
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