Socialite Kim Kardashian got PETA and other animal rights groups’ collective attention when she posted a picture of herself holding a kitten by its scruff. On her Twitter page, the reality television star sent out the tweet, “Pic from my shoot yesterday...good kitty cat!"
For those new to this section of KP, this is our contribution to American pop culture and the ridiculous nature that has overcome it. No more are celebrities those with genuine talent, an ability to invoke laughter, to entertain with song-and-dance; they are now given notoriety for reasons altogether different.
Kim Kardashian is indeed a very beautiful young woman, but her fame was gotten through her father, a member of the OJ Simpson defense “Dream Team”. The defense attorney passed away some time ago, but through his public performance, Kim and her sisters have become celebrities.
Celebrities without the grueling comeuppance the Rat Pack had to endure. PETA’s outrage at Ms. Kardashian’s photo only lends her more undeserved publicity. But in an age where reality programming exists, one can only expect more of the same insanity.
-- Killswitch Politick