A story in the Hollywood Reporter recently revealed that reality star Kim Kardashian and her dysfunctional family made $65 million last year. Yes, you read that right. Author and columnist Mitch Albom had this to say regarding the matter: “That’s a whole lot of something for a whole lot of nothing.”
As we continue to argue the salaries of public workers, I can’t help but wonder why no one is saying, “Gee, $65 million dollars is an awful lot of money for someone whose only contribution to society is herself.” Big whoop!
What’s interesting about her life is that she doesn’t produce anything someone would buy, she doesn’t have any skills or talent and her only claim to fame seems to be some homemade sex video that spread across the internet like fire. Charming, right?
Remind me again why she earned even a penny last year? Oh yeah, I remember. Because there’s a television audience who supports this pathetic, overpaid, talentless female with viewership. And they say the public workers of America are making too much money? Get serious.
$65 million dollars and yet she hasn’t made one valuable contribution to the world, unless you count the millions of young teenage boys who enjoyed her video.
Our society is completely screwed up when it comes to the monetary value we assign to certain individuals. Kim Kardashian earns millions for doing nothing, while in comparison those working to make a difference at the American Cancer Society of America struggle just to make ends meet.
Now imagine, if you will, the impressionable youth of America seeing the reality that it doesn’t take intellect, skill, drive or even ability to be a successful millionaire in your 20’s. I’m sure the problems we face with education in this country have nothing to do with that, right?