Kim Kardashian Butt X-ray….REALLY?!
I was flipping through channels on the tv today, and happened to land upon an episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians, a reality show following the lives of celebutantes Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, and the rest of their wacky family. Now I’m sure that most of you out there are familiar with the Kardashian sisters and their antics, so I’ll spare you the intro. The current episode that was playing centered around the supposed “controversy” that has come up regarding Kim’s butt, and whether or not she’s had implants put in.
Now I don’t even want to get started on the state of our media and entertainment industry, but really America? Is this what we’ve come to? That the most relevant “controversy” making our headlines is whether or not someones ass is real? Nevermind the controversy surrounding the police shooting of an armed 19 year old young man over a $2 Muni fare in the Bayview in San Francisco last week, or the attacks that killed 91 people in Norway. Kim’s butt takes precedence. Here’s a snip of the episode:
Kim Kardashian is sick and tired of defending her famous derriere.
Fed up with constant chatter that her Armenian behind is enhanced with an implant, the reality star seeks the advice of her family doctor to help prove her booty is legit.
As the hilarious clip above from Sunday’s Keeping Up With the Kardashians shows, the engaged star, 30, is willing to spare no expense to end the rumors.
“My sisters have dared me to get a butt X-ray,” Kim tells the doc, as Kourtney and Khloe look on. “I really just want to get [it] so I can show the whole world.”
You can even watch the video here: http://www.usmagazine.com/moviestvmusic/news/kim-kardashian-gets-a-butt-x-ray-2011236.
I’m just a little ticked off. This whole thing is so absurd to me in so many levels.
1. What a woman puts in, around, on top, or through her body is none of your business. If she’s not hurting herself or anyone else, it’s really not of your concern.
2. And because of that, it certainly shouldn’t warrant national “news” coverage or resources.
3. There are over 50 million Americans living without basic health coverage, which means access to doctor visits or basic medical care. That’s likely not including legal residents or undocumented immigrants, so the number is probably higher. The fact that the Kardashians just go and waste precious medical resources just to disprove an unfounded rumor (instead of, you know, maybe going to the doctor for a real medical need?) really shows how unfair and biased this system is to the rich (and famous). That as long as you have the money, you can pay any doctor to run whatever tests, access whatever medical devices, and spend whatever amount of time entertaining your requests, regardless of how ridiculous it may be.
4. And all of that will be televised. Because you know, that’s the lifestyle we should really all be emulating.