RE: The Kardashians: Cultural and fashion icons? Or brainless pinheads sucking at the teat of our failed society?

Celebrities’ sole rationale is that¬†people are interested in looking at them. Talent is immaterial. For whatever reason, the¬†Kardashians are of interest to people and they make money for companies, so the free market has spoken. Accusing them of being vain or shameless is laughable. They act they way the public wants them to act; if not, people would stop watching. They’re popularity and influence makes them culture icons. Kim does seem to have some interest in fashion (whether it’s legitimate or not is unknowable) and I suppose she might be a fashion icon, although that seems a little debatable right now.