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10 Ways The Kardashians Are Shaming America

Many 20th century writers felt America’s traditional values were declining and that instead of progressing, their beloved country was becoming superficial. Having now entered the 21st century, these w

Many 20th century writers felt America’s traditional values were declining and that instead of progressing, their beloved country was becoming superficial. Having now entered the 21st century, these writers would surely roll over in their graves seeing what is considered “news” and what pop culture cares about. Case in point: the Kardashians.

It is hard to not know about the Kardashians as their names are everywhere. However, if you are not familiar with their story here is a brief overview. Kris Jenner was a flight attendant who married Robert Kardashian and had four children with him: Kim, Kourtney, Khloe and Rob. After divorcing Robert Kardashian, Kris married Bruce Jenner, had two more daughters, Kendall and Kylie, and ended up becoming her kids' manager.

The most famous of her children, Kim Kardashian, is known for a sex tape, a 72-day marriage and hanging out with the rich and famous. The Kardashians also have their own reality TV show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which was launched in 2007 and is still on the air.

What do you think? Are the Kardashians shaming America? Read the following list to find out 10 reasons why many people believe they are.

10 They Make Americans Look Uneducated

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9 They’re Incredibly Vain

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8 They’re a Horrible Example of Having Family Values

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No one’s family is “normal” per se. Some families are more dysfunctional than others, though, one of which is the Kardashians. Kris Jenner has been accused of “pimping” her kids, exploiting them for money, with rumors suggesting she was behind the leaked sex tape.

7 They’re Generally Useless

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6 They Have Huge Egos

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5 They Demonstrate That Looks are More Important Than Character

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According to Dr. Helen Wright, head of an all-girl boarding school, Kim Kardashian is a symbol of everything that is wrong with western culture. Indeed, the Kardashians are a symptom of a deep rooted problem not just in America, but all over the western world: women are taught to prioritize their looks over their character.

4 They Re-enforce Premature Sexualisation

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“Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins.” Sound familiar? It’s the opening line of Vladimir Nabokov’s famous book Lolita. When the book was published, it caused a great deal of controversy as it told the story of Dolores Haze who is abducted and assaulted by the narrator, Humbert Humbert. Kubrick’s cinematic interpretation greatly impacted American culture by portraying Dolores as a premature, overly-sexualized 14-year-old instead of a regular 12-year-old (as described in the novel).

3 They’re Incredibly Rude

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You have probably heard of Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white officer in 2014. During the 2014 MTV VMAs, a moment of silence was taken to pay respects for the death of teen.

2 They Don't Take Motherhood Seriously

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1 They are Terrible Role Models

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Whether it's right or wrong, kids, teens and adults alike look up to celebrities as role models. These women are what young girls are supposed to have as role models? Making money through physical appearance, scandal and meanness rather than honest hard work and intelligence? The amount of attention the Kardashians are getting shows how America values them and the ideals they portray. After women had to fight so long and hard for equal rights, and continue to fight today, one would hope that America would be able to stop telling girls that they need to essentially be "sex symbols" to be somebody. Apparently, that is not the case.

 

Sources:  rollingstone.com, mirror.co.uk, dailymail.co.uk, usmagazine.com

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