In what has to be surprising news, TMZ reported on Jan. 1 that Kim Kardashian plans to keep her and Kanye West's upcoming baby off of television. This really comes as a surprise since Kim is one of the only Kardashian family members who has no problem with Kris Jenner pushing sisters Kendall and Kylie into television and modeling appearances.
Of course, this is different, because this is Kim's baby, and a baby needs more protection than teenage girls. However, Kris Jenner has made her family a household name by promoting every member of her family on television, starting with Kim's own sex tape, which helped the entire family launch into the public eye.
Rumors recently have Bruce Jenner's problems with his wife surrounding the fact that Kris is putting their teenage daughter's celebrity over their childhood. Looking at it in that manner, maybe it is Kanye West who is fighting to keep their child protected from the media.
Kim has no problem appearing on the reality show while pregnant, proving that she has no problem in monetizing on that event. However, Kim said she will not have the baby in front of cameras and announced the baby will not be on their television show, and will not get its own spinoff show either.
Will the fame monster that is the Kardashian family actually resist the temptation of putting the baby in front of the cameras once he or she is born?
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Shawn S. Lealos is a member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle, the professional film critics’ organization of Oklahoma. He is also working on a book about the Stephen King dollar babies called “Dollar Deal.” To read more of his writing, visit shawnlealos.net.