Kim Kardashian Wedding: Over The Top

Are you having a difficult time embracing the Kardashian wedding? I’m not feeling it either. But that’s not surprising to you if you’re a regular reader here.

The Kris Humphries-Kim Kardashian conspicuous nuptials were managed to maximize income and minimize any sense of tradition.


Yes, this event was over the top, kind of like how Kim Kardashian was spilling over the top of her Vera Wang dress.

The reported 10 million cost of the Kardashian wedding bash, in my view, only adds to our society’s focus on fame and riches as the ultimate sign of success, and this is disappointing.

There are millions of people, especially young girls, who aspire to be, look, smell, and dress like the reality TV siblings, but who would be better off spending their money on improving themselves instead of contributing to the inflated bank accounts of these materialistic people.

I was recently in New York City cruising around the chic shops in Soho when I stumbled on DASH, the Kardashian-owned boutique. I was taken aback by not only the gaggle of girls lined up at the front window taking photographs, but also by those inside wanting to purchase something, either affordable or not,  to take with them – a piece of the Kardashian Empire.

Who advises these talentless girls about how to role model for the millions of fans who sadly follow their every vacuous move on and off screen? Oh, right, their mother (and E! News).

Being a Pop Culture icon doesn’t have the same impact on society as Nobel Prize winners and many others who contribute to the advancement of our civilization — and who are more worthy of being elevated to the top of the pedestal for others to emulate instead of the commercially propelled Kardashian glamazons.

No, I’m not jealous (well, maybe just a little – Kim’s wedding earrings were incredible!) as some of you may think. There’s nothing wrong with having a larger-than-life wedding, but why did the unsupecting public have to get dragged into it?

Adding up the costs of the extravagant touches of this “wedding of the century” makes me want to puke. This was a disposable event, overflowing with consumerism and devoid of any real tradition.

Sour grapes as I may sound today, I am also somewhat lucky to have been unplugged from the media who likely went hog wild with the pre-coverage of this created-for-TV wedding. And now that I’m back, I will have to go out of my way to avoid hearing about it for the next month until the two-day (two days of this nonsense!) special airs.

Is this latest Kardashian show-off history-making? Perhaps regarding the party’s excessive cost, publicity, and the way the couple will benefit financially — which includes the free perks the bride and groom got in exchange for their public display of affection —  from this “blessed event.”

However, if the media decides to compare this aberration to the Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton (I even dislike using their names next to the KKK Klan), it’s because our values are askew.

No, the Kardashians are not as close as we (in the USA) can get to royalty … not by many, many miles.

But, if this is any consolation for us, unlike the Royals’ historical wedding day, the day Kris and Kim tied the knot will (hopefully) not end up on a page of your high schooler’s history class text book like Prince William and Kate’s certainly will.


  1. Anonymous says:

    I wholeheartedly agree. WTF is wrong with this culture that we worship shallow, wealthy people because they are shallow and wealthy.
    I refer to it as the dumbing down of America
    Well put

  2. Anonymous says:

    Correct you are! How do keep pop culture from defining our present-day culture in the future? It's quite a job!

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