Kim Kardashian Defends Reality TV, Wants a Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame
2:27 pm, August 27th, 2012PHOTO
The “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star, who has been blasted by actors such as Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Daniel Craig and Jonah Hill because of the culture her family’s show promotes, says that like it or not, reality television is “still entertainment.”
Kardashian reveals, “It’s always funny to me when people say that I’m famous for being famous. I think it’s fascinating, because it’s still entertainment, you know? It’s fun to see the progression of that idea.”
She explains, “I’m not naïve to the fact that I’m not a singer or an actress or anything like that. I’ve never claimed to be anything that I’m not. I think [reality] is still a new form of entertainment that was kind of an unexpected thing.”
“It reminds me of rap music,” offers Kardashian.
The reality star muses, “When rap music first came out, people were like, We don’t understand this, what is this, it’s just a fad. But rap music is definitely here to stay, and I think reality shows have proven they are as well.”
“But when something is newer, people don’t really understand it,” adds Kardashian.
She goes on to argue that reality television has in a way come to take the place of soap operas, saying that the draw is that her family is “relatable” and that they are constantly connecting with fans through social media.
Asked if she thinks she could ever gain the respect of a true television star, Kardashian offers, ”I think there was a quote where somebody said that reality stars will never get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. So, of course I’m so competitive that I think that it would be a huge achievement and a goal that anyone would want. I would love to break that mold.”
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