Some Trump critics have suggested boycotting Kanye West and the Kardashians. This is because the Republican Party is helping to get Kanye West on the ballot in swing states, and even Kanye is aware that his bid for President is simply a sham to draw votes away from Biden. Thankfully, people are not falling for this con.
Considering that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West no longer live together, a boycott of the Kardashians might only serve to hasten their inevitable divorce. Who cares, except that it will be a huge distraction that will draw focus away from Trump and his bad policy decisions. Everything ‘Kimye Split’ will dominate headlines during the final months leading up to the election.
Greater media focus on Kanye and Kim will highlight Kanye’s Presidential campaign further and that will have the ability to attract votes away from both Biden and Trump. Let’s face it, the people who will vote for Kanye are the same people that were leaning toward Trump in the first place.
Still, boycotting Kim and her annoying family might be a good idea for other reasons. What, exactly, are they contributing except for soft porn images while dressed in blackface?
Are the Kardashians making any sort of stand against out of control police brutality? Doesn’t seem like it. Who doesn’t remember the cringe inducing Pepsi ad where Kendall ends racism (or something) by giving a police officer a can of Pepsi? That’s right. hundreds of years of imperialist white oppression was merely thirsty. A single can of refreshing Pepsi and its all okay now.
Apparently, no single gaffe has brought people together more than their mutual disgust with Pepsi and Kendall Jenner’s participation. The Kardashians will not be held back, however, as Kylie Jenner is doing her darnedest to court controversy.
For some reason, Kyle Jenner was tarted up in leopard and featured in Cardi B’s new and controversial NSFW music video. Few understand why Kylie needed to be in a video where black women frame themselves as sex objects.
“The video was perfect until we saw K and I wanted to throw my phone.”
“I was happily enjoying my daily cup of Brown women until that culture stealing colonizer showed up and made me spill.”
“She is a culture vulture who doesn’t remember how her own complexion looks! Down with the culture vultures!”Variety quoting people upset at Kylie Jenner’s inclusion in a Cardi B music video.
Kim, the most famous Kardashian of all, has been a trail blazer in the nouveax blackface movement. Oh Kim, that Nubian beauty of lore. Occasionally, if you ever spend time reading the comments at the bottom of the tens of thousands of articles about her, you will see that her fans frequently squabble about whether Kim is a ‘woman of color’.
Arguing whether or not being half Armenian and half Scottish makes one a ‘woman of color’ is irrelevant and not very useful. At any rate, Kim is not ‘black’ no matter how much make up and spray tan she uses to present herself as such. Bottom line: Kim is not ‘black’ in the context of what it means to be Black in America.
What would be great is for Kim to embrace her Armenian culture. There are a lot of famous and talented Armenians, and the people of Armenia have a significant and interesting history.
If we have learned anything from the Kardashians, it is that it is possible to use cosmetics such as self tanner and contouring creams to completely transform one’s physical appearance. That would be okay if the Kardashians were not transforming themselves into racialized caricatures.
So. will a Kardashian boycott be of any benefit to Trump resisters? Probably not. It will just lower the conversation further. It will bring widespread attention to some of Kanye’s more controversial beliefs, but those beliefs tend to fail at complementing the black civil rights movement. That helps Trump.
By all means, stop buying their shitty make-up and stop buying magazines that feature Kardashians–but do it quietly. We don’t want Trump supporters to start snapping up everything Kardashian .