We're just this big family with a lot of drama and a lot of issues, and there's someone here for everyone to relate to. - Kris Jenner to The Hollywood Reporter.
In case it wasn't obvious before how similar the Kardashians were to Sarah Palin, this quote and its affiliated article, which takes us inside the world of Kim, Khloe and company, makes it more apparent than ever: both parties have perfected the art of coming across like the Average Joe...
... while raking in the sort of cash scarcely seen by the average stock broker. In 2010 alone, it's now been revealed, the Kardashian made $65 million. That's about 65 million more dollars than positive contributions made to society.
As the clear brains behind the family's financial success, Kris Jenner tells the trade she was faced with a dilemma when the Kim Kardashian sex tape came out in 2007:
I had to cry and get upset in the privacy of my own room and then come out and help her, because she's my daughter... All I knew was that I had to make some lemonade out of these lemons fast. Real fast... My job was trying to take my kids' 15 minutes and turn it into 30."
Jennfer goes on to completely lie to talk about how the family's reality shows are a hit because they are not edited:
"Not only do we not have filters running through our brains, we don't edit ourselves... The scene where [Kourtney's boyfriend] Scott [Disick] is shoving money down the waiter's throat, that was hard to watch. But I said: 'Leave it alone. Just show it. It'll be fine.' I've said that every single time. And it's served me well from a business point of view."
Actually offering up a hint of truth for a change, Khloe goes on to admit that EVERYthing she and her sisters do is in the name of publicity and advertising, saying: "These shows are a 30-minute commercial."
And, sadly, that commercial is working wonders on the public. Consider these facts:
- Kim charges up to $25,000 to mention a brand or business in one of her Tweets.
- Kourtney earned her $300,000 from Life & Style for posing with Mason, while Khloe earned the same figure by selling her wedding pics to OK! Weekly.
Will morons who think Kim is actually their friend because she Tweets a shoe recommendation ever catch on? Let's hope so. But, for now, more Kardashian products are in the works. To wit: Kardashian Khaos will open in Vegas this year, billed as a "celebrity destination store" that sells family-related items.
Seriously, people, only YOU can put an end to this madness. Stop buying the family's BS, both literally and figuratively.