Kim Kardashian is a genetically and professionally manufactured gift that keeps on giving. If she isn’t pounding tequila shots for money or making headlines for rather mundane events, she’s saying foolish things that further solidify her status as the physical embodiment of privilege.
The latest example comes from the Forbes Women’s Summit in New York this week, where Kim revealed that husband and rapper Kanye West, a man who’s billed himself “the number one most impactful artist of our generation,” cannot take a picture to save his life.
This is kind of a big deal for Kim, as her image is what keeps the heaps of dough rolling in on what I’d imagine are silver platters. Hell, the woman managed to sell hundreds of thousands of copies of a 352-page book solely comprised of selfies.
People reports that, when pressed at the Forbes Women’s Summit on Tuesday about how she chooses her posts on social media, Kim veered off topic and spoke to a recent situation that occurred while she and Yeezy were in Japan.
“Kanye and I woke up at 3 a.m. and we couldn’t get back to sleep so I said, ‘Let’s go into this town in Tokyo where there are all these bright lights.’ Let’s go take all these pictures and we’ll post them on social media and it will look so cool,” Kardashian West said. “We tried to do it, and it was such a mess, and he just was not the best photographer. I was like, ‘You ruined what my social media was going to look like.’” Horrible stuff here, just horrible. The poor woman.
Sensing that she had overstepped and possibly hurt Kanye’s feelings, Kim wistfully punctuated her oration with, “We scrapped that shoot, but we got the good experience.”
Inherent and earned privilege aside, social media can defnitely become a full-time job for someone with Kim’s clout. And judging by her 101 million followers (that’s just on Instagram alone, mind you), it’s a job she does exceedingly well.
Of her inimitable social media prowess, Kim says, “It’s such a struggle. It really is. If people think you just post and it’s so easy, it’s not. I like my Instagram to look a certain way.” She adds, “There’s so much pressure to post, too. If I go to Japan and I just want to have a media-free vacation and have a great birthday trip…It’s the upkeep.”
Well, Kim, we’d really like to feel bad for you and all, but after discovering that the social media monarch earns up to $50,000 per branded Instagram post, it’s really tough to scrounge up even a semblence of pity considering the woman’s living so lavishly off of these images that she so considerately posts. Besides that though, keep up the good work. Your Instagram is fire.