Posted on

Splitsville

“In them the panic for status has become a professional craving; their very image of self is dependent upon publicity, they need increasing doses of it.”

– C. W. Mills

It seems like the Kardashians are too easy to write about using “The Power Elite,” as a basis of comparison. Specifically Kim, who always seems to be in the middle of something being photographed or filmed. I believed that I might have been too sceptical of Kims wedding at first because I honestly thought it was a publicity stunt. But after seeing this article I think I might have been right to begin with. I guess Kim filed papers for divorce before her husband even knew what she was doing, and reportedly, he’s admitted to working hard to save the marrige.  The millions of dollars spent on her wedding weren’t even her millions, they were the millions of brand names who wanted their name associated with the event. Every popular magazine would be there and it’s relatively free advertising.  I didn’t necessarily think it was ever completely for publicity, just almost, but to use a wedding for anything but marrige is still milking it for attention pretty hard.

Advertisements

About J Wilkinson

Junior communications/journalism major, sociology minor.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s