The benefits are being outweighed by the reality here, Kimmy.
Vulture has bits of an interview Kim Kardashian did with Richardson magazine. In it, Kim claims that her husband Kanye West hugging up on our squatting orange toad of a president and spitting bars of ridiculousness in the Oval Office has benefited her. No, it’s not because Trump let Kanye redesign the nuclear button and Kim had some input (it now looks like two giant glistening honey-baked hams squished side by side and you end the world by fingering the b-hole). It’s because Kanye saying idiotic things about slavery, etc. got her an audience with Trump.
If you’ll recall, Kim got Trump to issue a pardon to non-violent drug offender Alice Marie Johnson who was sentenced to life in prison in 1997. This meeting of the minds would never have happened if Kim’s egomaniacal husband “YE” hadn’t hit upon the perfect bid for attention (being a contrary douche by endorsing a loathsome president) and Trump (as he reportedly admitted to Kim) wasn’t trying to attract black voters in 2020.
“I am aware that Kanye speaking out in favor of Trump got me through the door — got him to pick up my call,” Kardashian explained. “I’ve always had different opinions than Kanye. But when I went there, and when I saw what could be done, I realized that I could get more done if I just stayed focused on the issue I was passionate about instead of complaining.”
Look, it would pain anyone to type this but Kimmy harnessed her big ass energy and did some good. But since then, her foolio husband has ruined the end credits for SNL, publicly opined that we should abolish the 13th amendment, and claimed to have redesigned the MAGA hat. After witnessing all this, Alice Marie Johnson probably thought “you know the food wasn’t that bad in the joint.”
And it’s not like you’re that special, Kim. If he didn’t have his handlers worrying about the optics, POTUS would have every “celebrity” possible up in that office. He’s a creepy fame addict and that’s the only validation that he takes seriously. He’d have Tan Mom, Blac Chyna, that YouTube vlogger who posted the guy who committed suicide, and Lil Xan in there for photo opps. And they would probably be advising him on policy.
Pic: Steven Klein/Richardson Magazine