It is often said that no publicity is bad publicity. This mantra seems to be lived by religiously by the Kardashian Family. Kardashians who? You’ve got to be living in the caves to not know the royalty of American reality Television. Mom Kris Jenner along with her children form this mighty clan. Daughters Kim, Khloe and Kourtney (fathered by ex Attorney General of USA, Robert Kardashian), son Rob and the younger daughters (fathered by Bruce Jenner) Kylie and Kendall (yes, Kris follows the same Guruji as Ekta Kapoor) together form the Kardashians. Having gained popularity from the reality Television show “Keeping up with the Kardashians” where shenanigans in their daily lives kept the whole world entertained. And now the family has diversified. Be it clothing labels, make up, lingerie, and their foremost business of licensing themselves.
The family’s initial claim to fame was a rather explicit videotape made by Kim and her then boyfriend, small time rapper Ray J. A sex tape was nothing new (Paris Hilton’s had been released, as that of half a dozen other celebrities). But what added an edge to the whole scenario was the fact that Kim’s own mother had released the aforementioned sex tape. Think that’s screwed up? Buckle up your seatbelts peeps. The ride full of crazies has just begun.
In this article we bring to you some of the most ridiculous and interesting controversies related to the Kardashians.
Kim’s 72 days’ marriage:
While Kim Kardashian is happily married to rapper and music producer Kanye West for the past three years. They have two kids. Their daughter named North West (and you thought Angelina Jolie’s kids had weird names) and a son, Saint West. However, before Kanye, Kim was married to Kris Humphries, a professional NBA player. This was for a period of literally 72 days. After which they filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. The wedding by itself is reported to have cost a whopping ten million dollars.
Bruce, a.k.a. Caitlyn Jenner:
Kris’s second husband, former Olympic decathelete Bruce Jenner went on to declare that for a considerable amount of time he had been a woman trapped in a man’s body. He had been taking hormonal injections for quite a period of time. Nevertheless, Bruce decided to publicly broach the subject on September 15th, 2015 in an episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians. Here he spoke to his children of an impending gender change operation and identified himself as a female for the first time, Caitlyn Jenner.
Caitlyn then went on to appear in many interviews and numerous magazine covers. The most famous being Vanity Fair with the title “Call me Caitlyn”. She appeared in an off white corset for the first time as a woman after her surgery. Needless to say the media went berserk and Caitlyn had amassed over one million Twitter followers in a little over four hours. This was record breaking, with the previous record being that of Barrack Obama.
Kylie’s numerous surgeries:
Bruce (now Caitlin) and Kris have two children, twin girls Kendall and Kylie. While Kendall Jenner was modeling for gigantic brands like Calvin Klien and Victoria’s secret by the time she was seventeen, Kylie Jenner proved to be Kim’s successor. It was visible in the way she looked. With each cosmetic surgery she came closer to looking like her elder half- sister Kimberly. What started with silicone fillers (to achieve the famed Kardashian posteriror?) soon turned into various filling/ lifting or creating procedures. With the most noticeable change being Kylie’s lips going right from Harman Baweja to Hritik Roshan real quick.
Kylie also proved herself to be Kim’s successor in the art of turning popularity into dollars. The 18 year old already has her own Mansion and luxury cars in California. And now she owns her own line of cosmetics. Most of all her line of lip kits.
The Kylie-Tyga story:
Tabloids went crazy when 16 year old Kylie started dating rapper Tyga in 2014. However, they were smart enough to not publicly accept it till Kylie turned 18. The problem? Tyga had been in a committed relationship with Kim’s friend, Model Blac Chyna for close to three years. He also has a son with her. The rumor mills went crazy. So much so that Chyna’s mother went on to releasing a public rant where she went off at Tyga and the Kardashians, claiming them to be a “Family of crazies”. Someone grab the pop corn!
The Chyna-Rob story:
Blac Chyna, who was anything but a wall flower went ahead to set the record straight when she got into a relationship with Rob Kardashian in 2016. The two were often seen hand in hand, hosting parties together. Rob was seen supporting his Girlfriend’s make up and clothing brand and Chyna helping Rob come back to a healthy lifestyle. The deal was sealed when Chyna announced her pregnancy in 2016. This was along with a giant rock on her third finger. In early November 2016, Chyna gave birth to a baby girl, “Dream Kardashian”. Dream already has a verified Instagram account and 1.3 million followers. As matters stand on date, if Tyga and Kylie were to get married in the future, little Dream would be a cousin to her own half brother, King. The irony is too strong in this one.
Kanye Vs. Taylor Swift:
The whole of American media was abuzz with the whole Taylor Swift – Kanye West controversy when Kenya decided to sing “I made that Bitch famous”. And then Kim decided to step in and save her man’s reputation. It started with pop star Taylor Swift expressing how “sad and disappointed” she was at certain lyrics referring to her in Kanye’s single “Famous”.
Meanwhile the social media seemed to be rallying on Swift’s side, chastising West for his derogatory lyrics. Then Kim quietly released a snapchat video of Kanye and Swift’s conversation. The snap clearly showed that West had in-fact taken prior affirmation from Taylor before using her name in his song. And Taylor was seen stating that it was “kinda cool and she really appreciated the gesture.” Needless to say the tables had turned.
In a world of reality TV and media sensationalism, the ever growing Kardashians have mastered the art of turning publicity into dollars. Regardless of what it might entail. Every publicity stint, controversy, fight or break up rakes in millions of dollars. And so, while Kim’s dresses leave little to imagination, meanwhile the average coat worn by North West, costs about $ 12,000 a piece.
Hence, gender changes, love triangles, infidelity to very public breakdowns, (the most recent being Kanye) this family has done it all. No wonder then that everyone wants to Keep Up With The Kardashians!
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