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Veronique Bette

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  1. Veronique Bette

    Kourtney

    An assessment of another person's cuteness/beauty/handsomeness is completely subjective and often based on our personal standards of beauty, which in turn are often based on the cultural norms with which we have been raised and inculcated. Everyone's opinion is valid, even though I may not agree on a particular perspective. I can just hope that this family's new generation of children -- the little cousins and siblings -- can avoid comparing themselves to and competing with each other as they get older, as to who is the prettiest, sexiest, and with the most star power. I'm not optimistic about this as I see it already happening. Kris' kids -- especially the girls -- learned this from her and it's been successfully monetized, so unfortunately I think that these little kids are already lost. An assessment of another person's cuteness/beauty/handsomeness is completely subjective and often based on our personal standards of beauty, which in turn are often based on the cultural norms with which we have been raised and inculcated. Everyone's opinion is valid, even though I may not agree on a particular perspective. I can just hope that this family's new generation of children -- the little cousins and siblings -- can avoid comparing themselves to and competing with each other as they get older, as to who is the prettiest, sexiest, and with the most star power. I'm not optimistic about this as I see it already happening. Kris' kids -- especially the girls -- learned this from her and it's been successfully monetized, so unfortunately I think that these little kids are already lost.
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    Kardashians in the Media

    This has nothing to do with Kanye or his politics or beliefs. This ranking has to do with professional fashion stylists such as Monica Rose and the many other professional stylists that the Kardashian-Jenner sisters and other celebrities employ or have employed to get them red carpet ready and noticed in the press. That is what this ranking is based on. Yes, Kanye has "encouraged" Kim to model his "fashions" in his delusional belief that he is a cutting-edge designer -- designer, not stylist -- but let's not get this twisted: everything that's gone wrong with this tacky family is not Kanye's fault.
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    Kylie

    I think Kylie absolutely adores her little daughter and is proud and thrilled to be a mother. You can hear in her voice in the videos she posts that she dotes on her baby girl and thoroughly enjoys her. Ditto with Travis as a father. You can see how much Stormi loves her mommy and daddy. This is a happy, thriving, much-loved baby. Even non-celebrity mommies post cute pictures of their kids online and Stormi is just adorable in her little outfits. I don't think Kylie is pimping her out. It's Kim who is the heartless Pimp Mama v 2, especially with poor little North who's been nothing more than a commodity to Kim her whole life. And most all of the kids, including Kourtney's, have been featured on KUWTK segments even though they have no say in whether they choose to be part of the show. What's more, all of the little kids in this family, including Dream, have multiple nannies doing the "hands on", heavy lifting because the parents can afford it, and that doesn't matter as long as the parents and children are having quality time together, which I think Kylie is having with Stormi. Fame whore? So yeah, If you put "fame whore" in the dictionary, there would be a picture of every one of the K-J's (and their hangers-on) under that definition. Kylie does post multiple pictures online every day but this is a smart and essential part of her business model. She is purposefully and "personally" connecting with her fan base/customer base and that is what has grown this into a billion dollar business. No, she's not in the lab with a lab coat and notepad testing products, in spite of what some of her customers might think. Nor does she have to be. She is the face of the business; she knows her customers and fans and how to relate to them. On the other hand, Kourtney posts multiple selfies and paparazzi shots of herself -- many times with few or no clothes on -- for no particular reason. Just recently she was photographed on a ski slope in a bikini with her butt cheeks hanging out. What was she promoting? Nothing but herself, and not even the laxative tea she shills for but doesn't use. And she's almost twice as old as her little sister Kylie who is now a mega successful businesswoman. So for me, a fame whore is someone who puts themselves out there for no reason other than to be "famous".
  4. Veronique Bette

    Kourtney

    Surely by now Sofia understands that Scott is on the lucrative Kardashian payroll and shows up for photo-ops and filming episodes as instructed. As for what Kourtney is trying to prove with these shots: All the women in this family are extremely narcissistic and yet so insecure about their looks and sex appeal unless they have a man -- any man -- in their life to show off on social media. Kris has taught them that they have no other value. Sadly, I don't think they have a Plan B for when they get older and it's not all about T & A anymore.
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    Khloe

    Thank you for posting this. I've also always enjoyed and appreciated the beauty and traditions of the gele and other head wraps worn by women of color in many countries around the world. Nor do I have objections to how mothers decide to dress and style their own children, as long as it's appropriate and the child is comfortable. I too have noticed the trend of putting turbans and other head wraps on baby girls of all nationalities, not just little True. No big deal. But with this baby, I've read comments all over social media comparing True with an unfortunate racial stereotype – not with Hattie McDaniel, the actress or the woman, but with the demeaning character she played in her most famous role, “Mammy.” I've not seen this comparison made with any other babies sporting that style. And it's especially disheartening to read that Khloe is lightening True's naturally beautiful skin coloring through photoshopping. Why would she think this is necessary?
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    Kim Kardashian Thomas Humphries West

    Call me cynical but I believe that Kim was enjoying every moment of the attention she was getting from her "brave" and dramatic post-robbery return to Paris. As for Kanye, no matter what else I may think of him, I believe that he truly loves Kim and was so severely traumatized by her robbery ordeal that it was one of the direct causes of his mental breakdown and hospitalization.
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    Kourtney

    Whatever their proportions, aren't the K sisters ever going to tire of flaunting their naked or near-naked bodies? They are all well into their 30's now and should have a lot more to offer than that to stay relevant. But it's as if they're in a desperate competition with each other to prove who's the hottest and who can get the most social media attention. Probably Kim's ecstasy "confession" was really meant to eclipse Kourtney's nude photo shoot publicity. I wouldn't put it past her because all of them will do anything for that prized attention.
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    Khloe

    They are really cute. I’m totally going to steal that idea the next time I’m hosting Thanksgiving. But this year, I’m happily “guest-ing” : - ).
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    Kylie

    Yes, and Kylie is actually looking and smiling at Stormi. In almost all of Kim’s pictures with her children, she is gazing, smirking or looking sultrily into the camera. Because for Kim, it’s all about her and the kids are nothing more than props in the shot.
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    S13.E05: Time to Leave!

    Jen and Bill have zero aspirations for Will??? I 100% disagree with this statement; I could not disagree more. I believe that Jen and Bill have every realistic hope and aspiration for him and as loving parents, will put every resource they have into maximizing his potential. Obviously from just seeing Will on this television show, we can’t at all know what actual delays he may have and in what areas – be they cognitive, speech, emotional/social development or some combination of these. That’s private family information. When I look at Will, I compare him now to where he was before and I see so much progress in all areas. Yes, I know other children his age who are more advanced and more self-controlled, but so what? That’s them and not him. His situation is different. I do understand that Will’s behavior can seem wild and unruly at times and I also understand the questions about how he is being disciplined. Maybe I would handle him differently if he were my child. But I see him as an essentially happy, well-adjusted and kind-hearted little boy. For instance, he may not have understood Jen’s explanation of how his uncle died in 911, but his first thought was, “We should have saved him.”
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    Kim Kardashian Thomas Humphries West

    Somewhere Kim is chuckling and smirking that her campaign to demonize North as a bad seed/evil sibling has been so successful. And all of this just to get attention for herself. But really, has anyone ever even seen pictures of North being mean to Saint? How sad for this little girl that from birth her mother has never had the least maternal instinct to protect her but instead has just used her for publicity and paparazzi fodder. As far as I’m concerned, Kim is the worst of all celebrity mothers by exposing her vulnerable young daughter to negative public scrutiny in this way, regardless of the real circumstances whatever they may be. Her troubled husband Kanye -- an adult -- is the only one she protects at all costs. I consider Kim even more cold-hearted and calculating than her own exploitive and money hungry mother Kris. And that’s saying something.
  12. I see the situation completely in reverse. Kanye is severely and obviously mentally ill and because of that he is being used by Trump and his like-minded cohorts. I think it's beyond sad, it's pitiful to see someone decompensating to this degree. Kim needs to put prison reform, posing and everything else on the back burner for now and focus on an immediate intervention for her husband. Otherwise, I see some real tragedy looming.
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    S15.E09: The Kardashians Take Japan

    Ah yes, the infamous Riccardo Tisci-designed floral couch dress that spawned countless hilarious internet memes. But what’s more significant is that this was Kim’s first appearance at the Met Gala and she received that coveted invite only because she was the soon-to-be Mrs. Kanye. So I'm guessing that all the ridicule was worth it to her. Just like her ongoing bizarre marriage to Kanye, band-aids and all. They are not an ordinary wife and hubby, so it’s hard for most of us to relate in our own relationships, nor would most of us want to.
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    North West: Is there a Baby in that Blanket?

    Well I sure as hell hope that North does not grow up to have the kind of grossly distorted body shape that would fit into Kim’s cherished high-priced stripper wear. (Shudder!) In fact, I hope that by some miracle, North develops a fashion sense that is unique to her and more refined and tasteful than that of her two parents or any of her tacky maternal relatives. Just maybe she might inherit paternal Grandma Donda’s drive for academic achievement. Yeah, I know, that’s a long shot…
  15. The spastic gyrations of Kanye and his dancers in the TMZ parking lot (!) have nothing to do with the rich traditions and specific meaning of African dance movements and steps passed down through centuries -- each country and area in that huge continent with its own individual traditions. Kanye always strikes me as superficial and shallow, his conceit not allowing him to take the time or effort to research the background of whatever issue or cause he’s pontificating about. So whenever he does go out to “somewhere in Africa”, I hope he leaves “Ye” behind and is humble and honest enough to really absorb the culture and history and let it inform his artistic point of view and his message. Also, he needs to take his meds. STAT. For himself, not for Kris & Kim and their PR agenda.
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