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Thursday, November 1, 2007

Kardashians & Girls Gone Wild

By Tracee Sioux

Keeping Up With the Kardashians is another E! television series which makes me want to . . . what? It's so depraved, I'm at a loss.

Lets start with worst mother on the planet (at least on television) - Kris Kardashian. This woman has phone conversations with the Girls Gone Wild President, who happens to be in jail for violating and exploiting little girls, both to get off and to sell a lot of child porn. "I can't believe you're in jail, we really should drive up there and get you out somehow," she whimpers at him.

This guy is pretty much the superhero for pedophiles, but whatever. Kris feels it would be a good career move to sell her model/actress teenage daughters to him. She doesn't understand why anyone would let a little "stigma" of sexual exploitation of children bother them when this is obviously a "classy" swim wear collection.

So she takes the girls, lying to her husband, and poses for Girls Gone Wild. Brilliant motherhood/management move.

Father finds out and goes off to find Kris. He leaves their pre-pubescent daughters with adult brother Brody. This is where the show takes a Nambla tone - and I'm sure all members of Nambla recorded the episode and will watch it over and over with their pants down.

Kendal, 11, and Kylie, 9, start taunting their brother Brody about Girls Gone Wild and lifting up their shirts. He invites his adult male friend over to join in the fun. Even joking that he's invited "girls" over to play with. The tween girls dance around a stripper pole - why do these people have a stripper pole in their home? Lifting their tops singing Girls Gone Wild! Girls Gone Wild! Girls Gone Wild! These Elementary School students grab a belt and play a game of whipping and chasing these men who are babysitting them screaming their sexual taunt.

A video camera is gotten out and the babysitting adult male friend tapes the girls dancing around the stripper pole singing Girls Gone Wild and flashing their bare stomachs joking about putting it on You Tube. Finally, brother Brody walks in the room and puts a stop to it. But instead of punching his friend in the face, he thinks it's all really funny.

At the end of the episode the 3 older girls joke about being Charlies Angels with the imprisoned pornographer who jokes about wanting to screw them and which of them is hottest.

Their father "accidentally" finds the video of his youngest daughters flashing and screaming Girls Gone Wild around a stripper pole and it's obvious who's in trouble - the pre-teen girls. How dare they act like that?

We see Mother, feigning shock that this kind of porno-fun is going on.

What, Mrs. Kardashian? Did you think maybe they should wait until they are 12 or 13 before selling them to the highest-bidding child pornographer? (Which, in this case, happens to be E!)

Previews for next week involve Hugh Hefner and Mrs. Kardashian trying to convince her daughter to take her bra off. E!'s website is featuring Kardashian parental advice about how to raise responsible children and get girls to dress age-appropriately.

This is the new normal.

10 comments:

Violet said...

I hope it's not the new normal! I was sort of heartened that not a single child who came to my door for treats last night was wearing a "sexy costume." I started wondering if news outlets at big cities are blowing the trend out of proportion. Or maybe it was just my neighborhood.

I think Kim Kardashian is a beautiful girl, but I haven't seen the show and now I definitely don't want to.

mom said...

Wow - That's really fing scary. And you are right in discussing the implications -- isn't it pornographic of the network to allow kids on stripper poles flashing to be BROADCAST? Couldn't they be found guilty of distributing child pornography? It's messed up. Though I have to say, I'm not sure whether I would vote to raise holy hell about it (and get it the controversy it would LOOOVE) or to sit quiet and wait for it to dry up and blow away.

Ah!

Tracee said...

I wonder why the FCC isn't fining them for it? What about it isn't lewd?

I worry that it's not blowing away.

I mean, if all the Nambla members and perverts tape it on their DVR then won't it get really great ratings? Why would the E! Channel suddenly develop a conscience. Obviously, we can't count on Mom Kardashian to get one.

prepossessing said...

It really saddens me to see some of this reality show television entertainment.

Tracee said...

I guess, for me, I have to dig under shock, furious anger and revolted fear - but then, yes, there is a lot of deep sadness.

jen said...

*insert sound of me vomiting here*

Marjorie said...

If this were not coming from someone I totally trust (you), I would have to accuse you of making this up--it's just so unbelievable for this show and family to be celebrating this kind of behavior. This is hideous and revolting. Thank you for describing it, though--it's so important to know that this stuff is out there--and where (a regular ol' TV channel).

crystal said...

I was flipping channels late last night and saw this exact episode. I was so shocked that I could not stop watching it. Their family is so sick and what is Bruce Jenner's problem? He pretends to be upset with Kris and then forgets about it when she offers to "help him" with his shower! I just finished the O.J. book and he mentioned being friends with the Jenners. They deserve each other!

Tracee said...

I know, for a while during the episode I was thinking, at least the Dad cares. But, as soon as he got there he woosed out. He obviously didn't care about anything and was immediately distracted by sex - duh. That might explain the stripper pole in the living room.

"You know we wouldn't do anything that wasn't classy" Kim says. Uh, well I guess we have different ideas about what is "classy."

Tracee said...

Thanks for the vote of confidence Marjorie.

You know, 10 years ago I never would have believed this type of thing might be on tv either.

I remember thinking it was extreme and absurd to ban George Michael or Madonna videos.

But, this? This isn't grown-ups, this isn't the back room of an adult video store. These are 9 and 11 year olds and plain old basic cable.

Sometimes I have to wonder how I became the sanest and most together person in the room. For so long it looked like I was going to turn out to be the crazy one. . .

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Kardashians & Girls Gone Wild

By Tracee Sioux

Keeping Up With the Kardashians is another E! television series which makes me want to . . . what? It's so depraved, I'm at a loss.

Lets start with worst mother on the planet (at least on television) - Kris Kardashian. This woman has phone conversations with the Girls Gone Wild President, who happens to be in jail for violating and exploiting little girls, both to get off and to sell a lot of child porn. "I can't believe you're in jail, we really should drive up there and get you out somehow," she whimpers at him.

This guy is pretty much the superhero for pedophiles, but whatever. Kris feels it would be a good career move to sell her model/actress teenage daughters to him. She doesn't understand why anyone would let a little "stigma" of sexual exploitation of children bother them when this is obviously a "classy" swim wear collection.

So she takes the girls, lying to her husband, and poses for Girls Gone Wild. Brilliant motherhood/management move.

Father finds out and goes off to find Kris. He leaves their pre-pubescent daughters with adult brother Brody. This is where the show takes a Nambla tone - and I'm sure all members of Nambla recorded the episode and will watch it over and over with their pants down.

Kendal, 11, and Kylie, 9, start taunting their brother Brody about Girls Gone Wild and lifting up their shirts. He invites his adult male friend over to join in the fun. Even joking that he's invited "girls" over to play with. The tween girls dance around a stripper pole - why do these people have a stripper pole in their home? Lifting their tops singing Girls Gone Wild! Girls Gone Wild! Girls Gone Wild! These Elementary School students grab a belt and play a game of whipping and chasing these men who are babysitting them screaming their sexual taunt.

A video camera is gotten out and the babysitting adult male friend tapes the girls dancing around the stripper pole singing Girls Gone Wild and flashing their bare stomachs joking about putting it on You Tube. Finally, brother Brody walks in the room and puts a stop to it. But instead of punching his friend in the face, he thinks it's all really funny.

At the end of the episode the 3 older girls joke about being Charlies Angels with the imprisoned pornographer who jokes about wanting to screw them and which of them is hottest.

Their father "accidentally" finds the video of his youngest daughters flashing and screaming Girls Gone Wild around a stripper pole and it's obvious who's in trouble - the pre-teen girls. How dare they act like that?

We see Mother, feigning shock that this kind of porno-fun is going on.

What, Mrs. Kardashian? Did you think maybe they should wait until they are 12 or 13 before selling them to the highest-bidding child pornographer? (Which, in this case, happens to be E!)

Previews for next week involve Hugh Hefner and Mrs. Kardashian trying to convince her daughter to take her bra off. E!'s website is featuring Kardashian parental advice about how to raise responsible children and get girls to dress age-appropriately.

This is the new normal.

10 comments:

Violet said...

I hope it's not the new normal! I was sort of heartened that not a single child who came to my door for treats last night was wearing a "sexy costume." I started wondering if news outlets at big cities are blowing the trend out of proportion. Or maybe it was just my neighborhood.

I think Kim Kardashian is a beautiful girl, but I haven't seen the show and now I definitely don't want to.

mom said...

Wow - That's really fing scary. And you are right in discussing the implications -- isn't it pornographic of the network to allow kids on stripper poles flashing to be BROADCAST? Couldn't they be found guilty of distributing child pornography? It's messed up. Though I have to say, I'm not sure whether I would vote to raise holy hell about it (and get it the controversy it would LOOOVE) or to sit quiet and wait for it to dry up and blow away.

Ah!

Tracee said...

I wonder why the FCC isn't fining them for it? What about it isn't lewd?

I worry that it's not blowing away.

I mean, if all the Nambla members and perverts tape it on their DVR then won't it get really great ratings? Why would the E! Channel suddenly develop a conscience. Obviously, we can't count on Mom Kardashian to get one.

prepossessing said...

It really saddens me to see some of this reality show television entertainment.

Tracee said...

I guess, for me, I have to dig under shock, furious anger and revolted fear - but then, yes, there is a lot of deep sadness.

jen said...

*insert sound of me vomiting here*

Marjorie said...

If this were not coming from someone I totally trust (you), I would have to accuse you of making this up--it's just so unbelievable for this show and family to be celebrating this kind of behavior. This is hideous and revolting. Thank you for describing it, though--it's so important to know that this stuff is out there--and where (a regular ol' TV channel).

crystal said...

I was flipping channels late last night and saw this exact episode. I was so shocked that I could not stop watching it. Their family is so sick and what is Bruce Jenner's problem? He pretends to be upset with Kris and then forgets about it when she offers to "help him" with his shower! I just finished the O.J. book and he mentioned being friends with the Jenners. They deserve each other!

Tracee said...

I know, for a while during the episode I was thinking, at least the Dad cares. But, as soon as he got there he woosed out. He obviously didn't care about anything and was immediately distracted by sex - duh. That might explain the stripper pole in the living room.

"You know we wouldn't do anything that wasn't classy" Kim says. Uh, well I guess we have different ideas about what is "classy."

Tracee said...

Thanks for the vote of confidence Marjorie.

You know, 10 years ago I never would have believed this type of thing might be on tv either.

I remember thinking it was extreme and absurd to ban George Michael or Madonna videos.

But, this? This isn't grown-ups, this isn't the back room of an adult video store. These are 9 and 11 year olds and plain old basic cable.

Sometimes I have to wonder how I became the sanest and most together person in the room. For so long it looked like I was going to turn out to be the crazy one. . .