The LOL acronym was invented so humorless women could pretend they get jokes. Numerous celebrity bloggers reported on the epic prank Kylie Jenner pulled on her family by standing indistinguishable next to her new Madame Tussaud’s wax figurine. Not a one gleaned the irony of the plasticine twins.
Kylie Jenner got a tremendous hoot out of her lifelike wax doppelgänger. And the manner in which it fooled her family who were almost certainly prepped by producers who stage these shoots for the reality show. Short of the manner in which the waxwork’s rectum would melt if put through the Jenner girl paces, the similarities were eerie. A proof of concept for Kris Jenner who used stoic tallow based fuck toy as her optimum outcome in raising her girls.
The Kardashians and Jenners are now being bumped to legit status for traditional media outlets and venues in order to sell tickets. There was a time when Vogue wouldn’t consider a sex tape star. Or Late Night talk shows interview women famous largely for showing off their tits. Or Madame Tussaud’s which creepily recreated Hollywood legends. But these girls put butts in seats and eyeballs on on screens. Also, Comcast Universal owns half the entertainment channels and the Kardashians. Incest isn’t simply for Northern Europeans anymore.
There have always been depressing and Lowest Common Denominator popular culture signs of the times. Disco and goatees comes to mind. Who wouldn’t choose Kardashian nude selfies over Bon Iver fans discussing the best place to grab a six dollar doughnut? It’s easy to pick on the world’s whores. Less easy to admit how much you’d miss them if they were gone.
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