November 25, 2019

"I don’t know if it’s the fact that my husband has voiced that sometimes too sexy is just overkill and he’s not comfortable with that."

"I listen to him and understand him. Still, at the end of the day, he always gives me the freedom to be and do what I want. But I have kind of had this awakening myself. I realized I could not even scroll through Instagram in front of my kids without full nudity coming up on my feed pretty much all the time. And I definitely contributed to that. I mean, one of my most iconic covers was the Paper magazine one, when I was all oiled up and ripping my dress off. I also did think, like, Okay, I’m here in the White House and then the next day I was posting, like, a crazy bikini selfie. And I was thinking, I hope they don’t see this. I have to go back there next week. I think I’m evolving to where I don’t feel the need to want to keep up. Not that I did it to feel like I had to keep up, but I guess I just don’t care as much anymore to want to take tons of photos in a thong bikini. I actually just want to lay out. I don’t care to take the time out of my day on vacation like I used to, where I’d pull up to the house and I’d see, This is a setup, this is an Instagram pic. Now this is a different setup. Oh, this place has so many different setups. This is going to be amazing. And now I’m just like, 'Let’s actually live in real time and enjoy it. If we happen to get a photo, great.'"

Said Kim Kardashian, asked about "dressing a little less sexy" and quoted in "In the 2010s, Fame Went Multi-Platform/Kim Kardashian West on life as a brand and her political awakening" (New York Magazine).

ADDED: It's funny that she speaking of "keeping up": "I don’t feel the need to want to keep up. Not that I did it to feel like I had to keep up..." This whole thing got started with the message to everybody else that we needed to be "Keeping Up with the Kardashians." It's a fascinating tell: She felt that she needed to keep up. Keep up with what? We were supposed to be keeping up with her. That says something about the emptiness and futility of the imagined race.

This makes me think of the "Caucus Race" in "Alice in Wonderland." The characters are all wet, and the Dodo says, "The best thing to get us dry would be a Caucus-race." The Dodo refuses to explain it other than to say "the best way to explain it is to do it."
First it marked out a race-course, in a sort of circle, ("the exact shape doesn't matter," it said,) and then all the party were placed along the course, here and there. There was no "One two, three, and away," but they began running when they liked, and left off when they liked, so that it was not easy to know when the race was over. However, when they had been running half an hour or so, and were quite dry again, the Dodo suddenly called out, "The race is over!" and they all crowded round it, panting, and asking, "But who has won?"
Kim Kardashian is the Dodo, who started the race, which everyone did, however they could figure out, and now she is declaring the race is over. The way to keep up with the Kardashians now is too stop running — "Let's actually live in real time and enjoy it."

And who won? The Dodo's answer was:  "Everybody has won, and all must have prizes." And that's another story. Like the Dodo, Kim will not be giving you the means to enjoy your life in real time. If you want a prize for stopping trying to look like you're enjoying life massively, you're not getting it from Kim. In "Alice in Wonderland," the Dodo points to Alice as the one who will be giving out the prizes, and Alice had what she had, a box of comfits, enough to give one to everybody — except herself. For Alice to get a prize, the Dodo took the last thing in Alice's pocket — a thimble — then, handing it back to Alice, said: "We beg your acceptance of this elegant thimble."



The thimble is your tiny little life, which Kim urges you to accept.

41 comments:

The Crack Emcee said...

I need a girl with a sex tape.

rcocean said...

I guess that's the burden of having a super-hot, beautiful body. One wants to flaunt it, but after a while that gets tiresome. To flaunt or not? That is the question. It makes poor Hamlet's dilemma seem like chickenfeed.

MikeR said...

Don't at all mean to criticize, but reality show stars don't get much modesty in their lives.

Wince said...

A few sentences in, except for the Instagram reference, I thought it might be a Melania parody interview.

Ice Nine said...

<<Blogger rcocean said...
I guess that's the burden of having a super-hot, beautiful body.<<

A what?? You ever seen her ass?

rcocean said...

"A what?? You ever seen her ass?"

No.

Krumhorn said...

Baby got back

- Krumhorn

Annie C. said...

I hope she is sincere and self-reflecting. The line about her children seeing her Instagram account was pretty revealing. Maybe it will take, maybe it won't, but I hope it does.

I would like the whole big butt, selfie, influencer, show-off culture to take a good look at itself and grow up.

Who was it that said, "This is not who we are"?

Amy said...

I never saw any of the shows, don't know much of anything about the family but the article was interesting. You can sort of see her growing up, in the public eye, which is hard to do. he seems sincere and surprisingly likable.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

The Crack Emcee said...
I need a girl with a sex tape.

A girl with duct tape will do in a pinch...

Ice Nine said...

>>"A what?? You ever seen her ass?"
No.<<

No?
Well, it is the most prominent part of her "super-hot, beautiful body". Sort of like the trailer is the most prominent part of a tractor-trailer rig.

MikeR said...

"sometimes too sexy is just overkill" Her husband is being diplomatic. Normal husbands would prefer that their wives don't flaunt their bodies to everyone else. Except for the kind of idiots who married trophy wives or such.

gspencer said...

Com'n, Ann. I thought your site was a little bit better, had a little more panache, than to chum out to us advice from the likes of Kim K.

Birches said...

Having kids changes everyone for the better if you let it.

William said...

I can't define exactly what she does, but, whatever it is, she's much better at her chosen profession than I was at mine. I just read where her twenty one year old sister sold some cosmetic company for a few hundred million dollars. The Kardashians are rich and famous and have great sex frequently. Their lives are a constant reminder to the rest of us that we should try harder to be all that we can be.

Gojuplyr831@gmail.com said...

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Don't at all mean to criticize, but reality show stars don't get much modesty in their lives.

11/25/19, 9:55 AM
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Most also don't show much modesty either. Doing so would cut down on viewer numbers

rcocean said...

That's Hilarious, Khadashian in Alice in wonderland.

rcocean said...

The Dodo's are actually those who care about her.

Danno said...

I don't have any opinion on the Kardashians, but how was it they got famous?

I've never been one who follows the pop culture bullshit, and I am not going to start now.

BarrySanders20 said...

She accomplished significant substantive criminal sentencing reform this year. Thousands of people released from prison having served decades under arcane mandatory minimums. That would tend to focus a person on what really matters, and what doesn't.

Lucid-Ideas said...

My gf is Brazilian. The country that has become renowned for cheap plastic surgery and keeping up with the 'bunga bunga' and she's a 'frog' (in Portuguese they call women with developed or overdeveloped thighs 'frogs' because it looks like frog-legs). She has had 'them' done. They're fake and they're spectacular. But is she thicker? Yes, and I love it.

She's not a Ukrainian waif. I wish women would unplug from the constant marketing 'thrust' upon them by industry attacking their natural insecurities. Women in Western Civ really are the ultimate mark. Camus even said that in Western Civ sex was like the Chinese treat food...and yes you're always hungry 2 hours later.

Ladies...especially young ladies. Please. Stop digesting this garbage they feed you. Kim is totally guilty of playing this game so I have reduced sympathy. Oh and by the way...

...it isn't the patriarchy. It's...shhhhh...other chicks.

Bye bye 7th wave feminism.

bagoh20 said...

I don't find her very sexy at all, and in some photos actually very un-sexy. That is a lot of cottage cheese for this man.

alanc709 said...

Her ass has it's own zip code

Leora said...

I am not surprised that a woman approaching her 40th birthday might be less interested in flaunting her body and might be interested in encouraging modesty. I say this though I admire her for using her fame for useful public service and I expect she will be an excellent lawyer in her post sex symbol life.

Bruce Hayden said...

“I don't find her very sexy at all, and in some photos actually very un-sexy. That is a lot of cottage cheese for this man.”

Agreed. I find very little of KKW sexy. I have always preferred much skinnier women (so of course, I have ended up with 2 muscular women, the latter due to decades of dancing, followed by more decades of 2-3 hours of fast walking every day). I really don’t like big butts in women, and due to the rampant obesity in this part of town, see much too much of that around here.

Gospace said...

Well, I was wondering if I was the only person who found Kim Kardashian not sexy. Apparently not.

But then, there are some strange people who think Scarlett Johansson isn't sexy.

To each their own, I guess.

narciso said...

strange people, gospace,

rcocean said...

Satire, Irony. I wonder how many people get that.

dbp said...

""I listen to him and understand him. Still, at the end of the day, he always gives me the freedom to be and do what I want.""

https://youtu.be/30j5B_f4zOQ

Echo In The Canyon (Jakob Dylan and Jade Castrinos) - Go Where You Wanna Go

PM said...

Think the whole big butt thang, which I personally like, went national when Jennifer Lopez did "Selena" in '97.

stephen cooper said...

"Humility is like a pair of scales: the lower one side falls, the higher rises the other" - John Vianney, known affectionately as the Curate of Ars.

A couple weeks ago there was a remake of some movie and they interviewed Michelle Pfeiffer, who had been in the original, and she said that she quickly got bored "going around places, being beautiful" - by which she meant, yes it was nice to have nice clothes and look good, but in any given situation the positive effect of that wore off quickly.

Kenneth Clark, the famous documentary guy who did "Civilization", said that his first impression of a beautiful painting - before he only enjoyed it in a thoughtful, appreciative way - lasted about as long as the pleasure we get from our first moments of tasting a sweet fruit, like an orange slice or a cherry.

Years ago there was an internet fight between some guy called Pharyngula and some of the old-time bloggers who called themselves pick-up artists. Pharyngula, a midwestern professor of some fairly easy subject - I think it was one of the sciences that verge a little too much towards stamp collecting as their ideal - upset the pick-up artists with nasty comments about their conservative views - and about their belief that most men do not obtain beautiful women, and that the rules of evolution apply to such things as contemporary mating (and the other issues that went along with that - see, e.g., poor Michel Houllebecq). Professor Pharyngula carefully explained that, although his wife might not be able to walk into a night club (the old school pick-up artists were forever talking about night clubs) and be considered a 7 or an 8 or a 9, she was in actuality a 10 because, in his version of the world, she was beautiful to him, and - because he was handsome to her - she was a 10 in the sense that a woman who gets what she wants in a man is by definition (cladistics, post- Ernst Mayr - verb sap, sufficit) a 10.

Extreme misunderstandings ensued, with everyone trying to be hilarious, and nobody really succeeding. Today they are all talking about Trump and Russia, I guess.

Anyway, good for Mrs. West that she realizes that, just as rich people need not always display their riches, but only in contexts where it is not an act of pride or a renunciation of God's favorite virtue (well, one of God's top 5 favorite virtues, anyway) humility, beautiful people need not always display their beauty.

As always, thanks for reading, and thanks for the band space, as we said back in the day.
By the way, a google search of Vianney quotes is very very rewarding.

Jeff Brokaw said...

Speaking of Michelle Pfeiffer, she was *WAY* hotter than Kim K is today, for my money. It’s not even remotely a contest.

Botox and plastic surgery have made modern women on TV and in movies just look cartoon-ish.

stephen cooper said...

I could be mistaken, but I think Frank Sinatra dated Ava Gardner a few years before marrying Mia Farrow.


Without the botox and plastic surgery, Kim K could be in Ava Gardner's range, in my humble opinion.

narciso said...

kate Beckinsale, played her in the aviator film, ava gardner, she was in seven in days in may right?

Hunter said...

@PM 4:30

Sir Mix-a-Lot preceded that by 5 years.

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rhhardin said...

Think the whole big butt thang, which I personally like, went national when Jennifer Lopez did "Selena" in '97.

I see in my DVD catalog that I have and have watched Selina but I don't remember a single thing about it, just as contrary evidence.

rhhardin said...

Rob Bartlett had a song "Big Butted Woman" on Imus, back in the day. I've forgotten the lines but there were some jokes in it.

Daniel Jackson said...

Bravo. Well said.

Let's not begrudge another person's success.

stephen cooper said...
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