Is this what we want our young people to aim for? Is this what success should mean to them?
Dr. Helen Wright, headmistress of a private school for young ladies in the United Kingdom (southwest England) has raised her voice against the American personality and reality TV star Kim Kardashian, who rose to fame by means of a home sex video released by pornographic film production company Vivid Entertainment Group in 2007.
According to Dr. Wright the Western culture which is rife on TV, the internet and in magazines, sends the message that physical appearance is more important than character. Wright’s allegations come after Kardashian was appointed officially your hottest woman in the world by Zoo magazine.
(Kim Kardashian is famous for) the reality TV series, ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’, for hanging out with the rich and famous, for a sex tape, a 72-day marriage and a rather ample backside: Helen Wright.
What is she telling our young people about life? As a society, we have clearly attached a value to her, and there may be some messages about hard work buried in there somewhere – I expect she has to slave in the gym to keep that posterior in shape – but these are very hidden messages, buried under the other messages surrounded by glitz and sparkle: Helen Wright.
I venture to suggest, to say that almost everything that is wrong with Western society today can be summed up in that one symbolic photo of Miss Kim Kardashian on the front of Zoo magazine: Helen Wright.
Dr. Wright will take part in the 2012 Annual Conference at the Institute of Development Professionals in Education in the next few days. Kim Kardashian on the other hand has not issued any statements regarding Wright’s comments. I’m not sure she’ll be able to articulate a proper response but in the meantime, you can take a look at her “work” for Playboy magazine.
June 20th, 2012.