Do the Kardashian’s Represent the New ‘American Dream’?

A few days ago, Kris Jenner addressed some comments that President Obama made about her daughter Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.  In an interview with Amazon, the President said:

The American Dream involved some pretty basic stuff. A home you could call your own. A good job where you felt some security. A good education, and the ability to get a higher education if you wanted to pursue it. People felt if they worked hard they could get there. I don’t think people went around saying to themselves, ‘I need to have a 10,000-square-foot house’. I think, there has also been a shift in culture. We weren’t exposed to the things we didn’t have in the same way that kids these days are.

There was not that window into the lifestyles of the rich and famous. Kids weren’t monitoring every day what Kim Kardashian was wearing, or where Kanye West was going on vacation, and thinking that somehow that was the mark of success.

Now, if I’m reading this, I’m thinking, “wow, he’s right!”  If you think about it, Americans, especially children, are exposed to a different type of success.  We don’t just see hard workers on television, we see reality shows where families have millions and are afforded a dramatic lifestyle where they can spend any amount they want on any THING they want.  Is that so bad?  Is that unrealistic?  Well, Kris Jenner seems to think Obama was out of line; take a look at her response:

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1 Comment

  1. She totally missed the point! Totally. Nobody wasn’t picking on them, just saying. He wasn’t saying they don’t work hard, just saying that everything seems to be all about what they (celebrities) 24/7!

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