You Can Only Attack the Kardashians if You Are One, Apparently
8/1/2014 10:00 AM PDT, by Sarah Taylor
Here's the thing: what the Kardashians are doing to Adrienne Bailon -- basically trying to downplay her cultural significance because they don't think she's a real person whose feelings matter -- is all sorts of wrong. It's wrong. No matter if you're a Kardashian fan or not, common sense is just screaming that what's been happening over the past few days is immature, and it all seems to be originating from a vicious and vindictive place. Furthermore, it's excruciatingly hypocritical, and here's why:
Kendall Jenner -- not exactly a Kardashian, obviously, but part of "the brand" nonetheless -- recently interviewed with Love magazine, and in it, she made mention of the idea of how the Kardashian label had possibly hurt her chances of modeling in her early days. Take it away, Kendall:
"I was like, 'You know what? I want to be high fashion. I want to be taken seriously ... People think that this [success] just came to me. But it didn't. What I have has almost worked against me. I had to work even harder to get where I wanted because people didn't take me seriously as a model. Because of the [Keeping Up With the Kardashians]. I went on castings and some people weren't feeling me because of my name. ... "
Yet, Adrienne Bailon -- who is not a Kardashian -- comments on a former relationship of significance to her life -- and how said relationship was a negative impact on her career -- and she's ostracized for it. As a matter of fact, Adrienne's original comments weren't too far off from what Kendall herself said:
"To be stuck with that Kardashian label, that was so hurtful to me and to my career. I probably realized that too late -- not that it would've affected my decisions in terms of who I dated, but it would've affected my decision to appear on the show."
So. How is it when Kendall did her interview about how the family television show hindered the development of her career, it was OK, but when Adrienne said it -- and said it for a very valid and truthful reason -- it wasn't all that OK? Is it because "family"? Is it because none of the Kardashians or Jenners are gonna say "FDB" about one of their own? Come on. This is hypocrisy at its finest, friends, and it's staring you right in the face as it pulls all the money out of your pockets and all of the sense out of your brains.