The truth about the Kardashians

They are the most popular family in the world (sorry Obamas). You either love them or you hate them, but most likely – you’ve heard about them. They are the Kardashians and they won’t leave you indifferent.

Recently there has been a lot of buzz about this family (isn’t there always a lot of buzz around them?) and the conflict that happened with Rebel Wilson and the youngest two from the Kardashian/Jenner group. In case you were living under a rock you are uninformed let me fill your gossip cup up with all the juicy details. Rebel revealed that she was asked to present an MTV award at the EMAs together with the uprising stars Kendall and Kylie Jenner. While being a guest on an Australian radio show the comedian revealed that she refused and stated: “It’s not that you hate any of them individually, but it’s just that everything they stand for is against everything I stand for. And they’re not famous for talent. I worked really hard to get where I’ve gotten to.” She also stated that the whole family got famous for Kim’s sex tape. Some agreed, the others got protective of their reality TV royalty, and the whole thing got way to much attention considering it’s just Rebel’s opinion. But, things didn’t stop there. Wait for it… Oprah got involved! Yes, Oprah!

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“I interviewed the Kardashians two years ago and I can’t believe how hard they work,” Oprah Winfrey told the Kyle and Jackie O Show in Australia. “People don’t understand that; people think, ‘Oh, if a television camera’s just following you, then that’s just easy.’ To really create a reality series that looks like something’s actually happening, it means you have to be on all the time.  I went to film them as a family and I couldn’t believe how hard they worked. We were there for seven hours and they were gonna tape another seven hours after I left. No matter who you are, that is work.”

So, after hearing both of these sides I found myself in a situation where I never thought I would be – defending the Kardashians! Let’s be clear, I agree with Rebel that it may be unfair that someone launched such a big career the way that Kim K. did, but hey, that’s all on her. After she got into the celebrity orbit, Kim really worked hard. You can’t have so many successful projects without busting your ass. So, yes, you can hate what the Kardashians represent, but are they really the ones to blame for how you feel? They wouldn’t be where they are today if they didn’t have the audience for it. We can’t blame them when the fault falls onto our society. Let’s face it, we live in times when reality TV is more popular than books, butts are more important than brains and you can become famous in many weird ways (and talent is not a necessary quality to have in order to be a star). The Kardashians are just someone who got to profit out of it all by selling their lives on TV. If you don’t like that take the remote and with the channel. If the show is your guilty pleasure, that’s fine too, we at TSD don’t judge.

Ivona Josipovic

Ivona Josipovic is a co-founder of The Smoke Detector, writer, fashion stylist, social media manager, curious creature, chocolate lover.

  1. Great article! I agree, the way that Kim got her start to fame can be debated, but I’m sure that she does and has worked hard to get where she’s gotten and it’s a lot of pressure to stay relevant. It’s also hard to be in front of the cameras and all over social media constantly, with people constantly expressing their loathe for you and your family. Yes, I’m sure they have many supporters. in fact I know, it’s obvious, but they’re still human and who likes to read comments expressing such hate towards you on a daily basis?! They’re humans, too.

    I agree with you, this is society to blame. It’s a shame that true Knowledge and talent aren’t being highlighted as once before. If you’re beautiful and have a nice body, it’s much easier these days to make it in many areas of life, thanks to social media. It’s also sad that because of people like Kim Kardashian being glorified by the media because of her big booty, that many women are going out and getting plastic surgery in order to look like her and hopefully obtain the level of success she has. It’s really sad.

    Again, such a great and relevant article to read, thanks for sharing and opening a great discussion!

    I hope you have a lovely day and start to your week!



    1. Jalisa, thank so much for sharing your thoughts on the topic. I agree with everything you said. I think the Kardashian phenomenon is showing us a lot of ugly sides of the modern day society. Let’s hope things will change and our set of values will get back to normal soon. I will do my part by always discussing these topics and trying to use my articles to highlight people, values, talent, inspiration and things that I think we need more of.
      Wish you a lovely day too! xo

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Tamara! I already know your blog so I must say I was surprised / excited to see you sharing your thoughts here. 🙂

  2. I have been following The kardashians for several years now and I have seen all the episodes, including the spin-offs (my guilty pleasure). I can understand why people may not approve their success. ON the other hand, there aren’t many people / families who have achieved what they have and I admire them for that.


    1. You are right Anouk, it is easy for me too to see both sides of it. People who are on the disproving part should just switch the channel and focus on something else. Time can be spent doing so many cool things and hating the Kardashians (or anyone else on that matter) is not one of them. 🙂

  3. Actually this is the first time I heard about this 😀 everyone is entitled to their own opinions. Some like the Kardashians, some do not, while some do not really care at all. I fall in the latter category that’s why I haven’t heard about this “issue”. I don’t like what the Kardashian Family represent but still, I think we shouldn’t judge them harshly. after all, they’re technically working hard to have food, clothes and shelter just like the rest of us. If some people think they traded respect for fame and money, that’s their choice. It’s their life not ours.


    1. I agree Alyssa, people make their choices and we should not judge them for it. I feel people that are so called “haters” usually slam others because they are unhappy with their own lives.

  4. A great article! Had no clue Oprah was involved in this! I think that they do work hard! the only thing i don´t like is that they had all this plastic surgeries. all the girls in front of the tvs wants to look like them and feel bad, but have no clue how much money it needs to like them. have a lovely day! xoxo

    1. You are right! Unfortunately a lot of girls are having looking up to unachievable beauty standards, and it if really bad for their health, both mentally and physically. I will actually write about that soon, so stay tuned 😉 xo

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