Kim Kardashian As Fertility Goddess? A Politically Incorrect Take On Jean-Paul Goule's Paper Magazine Images Pt 1
To Break Or Not Break the Internet
I knew the photos of Kim Kardashian for Paper Magazine had to be REALLY racy when MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ anchor Joe Scarborough and co-host Willie Geist sheepishly unfurled pages of the newspaper — daring to show Kardashian’s heavily oiled derriere on screen— while the nonplussed Mika Brzezinski just raised her eyebrows, giving the guys her ‘look’. Brzezinski is the perfect sexy brainiac foil to the testosterone-rich, guy-heavy ratings success story from 6am-9am weekdays. And ‘yes’ I am a regular viewer weekday mornings from 6am-9am, while updating AOC.
Perhaps my reaction to the Kim Kardashian Paper Magazine photos by French photographer Jean-Paul Goude is to be expected. I’m intrigued by those women especially who can just cut to the chase, articulating a response to the Kardashian images in a single summary, harsh comment on Twitter or web article.
After all, Kim Kardashian is a monster of a marketing machine in digital media. She has written the book on social media celebrity-making. And for all the accusations that Kim is trying to sell her Rizolli ‘selfies’ book, Elle reports that her free, ‘super addictive smartphone app Kim Kardashian: Hollywood raked in $43.4 million in the third quarter. Almost 23 million people have downloaded the app since its June 2014 release, playing it for more than 5.7 billion minutes.
For those who say that Kim Kardashian is the rare brainless brunette — a term typically reserved for blondes — Kardashian is far off her $200 million projections for year’s end revenues.
Indeed, the business woman has a business plan as well as a body. And this was the tenor of talk about the Paper magazine images on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry two-hour show on Saturday. Meslissa delivered a blistering lecture to Lincoln University President Robert Jennings and his views on women students inciting sexual violence against them on the Lincoln University campus.
As for Kim Kardashian … well there was positive reinforcement for her Paper Magazine editorial and her marketing savvy all around the table. I’m sure Melissa — who is fearless in calling out acts of racism — knew that Kim Kardashian and husband Kanye West have been under the microscope for unknowingly involving themselves in a racist bit of black woman stereotyping in the hands of Jean-Paul Goude. Without accusing her of launching an attack, fingers point at Kim, accusing her of perpetuating negative, salacious myth of black women as savages from her rich, white woman perch.
It may be that the politically correct crowd is out in full force on this one. Or perhaps they are right in their accusations. As someone who believes that events are far more complex than the pc crowd would have us believe, I’m investigating and reading and researching before taking a firm position. That essay will come later in the week.
My Life Beliefs:
1. Humanity first began in Africa and then migrated across the globe.
2. Goddesses preceeded gods as the powerful forces of the universe, and monotheism’s one god. Monotheism finished off the goddesses for good.