Q: What TV talk show host is most likely to pick a bone with President Obama? Would it be Barbara Walters? Tom Brokaw? The late Peter Jennings? Ugh, of course not!
A: It’s Kris Jenner, guys. Kris Jenner. And that bone she’s got to pick with the President is all over some offhand comments he made about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
Here’s the rundown: the President did an interview about the “American Dream,” whatever that’s supposed to actually be these days. In his interview, he talked about possessions and ambitions. More specifically, he said this:
“I do think what’s shifted is a notion that the wealthier you are, the more conspicuous consumption you engage in. The more successful you are, the more society should stay out of your way as you pursue the bigger house or the fancier jet or the bigger yacht. … Were there things that all of us might have liked to have? Sure. But partly, I think, there also has been a shift in culture. We weren’t exposed to things we didn’t have in the same way kids these days are. There was not that window into the lifestyles of the rich and famous. Kids weren’t monitoring every day what Kim Kardashian was wearing, or where Kanye West was going on vacation, and thinking that somehow that was the mark of success.”
Fair, right? OK. It’s not as if he was saying that Kim Kardashian was a greedy little famewhore with tendencies to date megalomaniacs like Kanye West and who only wanted to live a private life outside of the public spotlight, right? Naturally, though, that’s how Kris Jenner interpreted the President’s comments, and hadthis to say in response:
“I bet the president has some friends with 10,000-square-foot houses and you probably wouldn’t mind going over there, Mr. President while you were asking them to have a party for you when you were campaigning for dollars to run for president. … I find it so odd that he’s picking on Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Well, Kanye West, first of all, doesn’t go on vacation. Ever. And Kim Kardashian is the hardest-working young lady in the world. She never sleeps, she never stops, she never slows down and works so hard for what she’s got.”
The thing is, they both have fair points. The President is valid in saying that there’s a whole generation of people out there who are way too obsessed with the material things that this world can offer, but in the same breath, what is the President doing name-checking Kim Kardashian and Kanye West? And two? Man … Kris Jenner actually made some sense. What is this world even coming to?