Kim Kardashian is calling out fake news about Kylie's pregnancy
Well folks, supply and demand rules what you see. After a bajillion of you clicked on every little sentence of information pertaining to Kylie Jenner's pregnancy, every new media publication on the internet has saturated the bandwidth of online with thousands upon thousands of hours of content related to the most mundane and trivial nonsense. I'm not saying you have to be super involved in politics, or be one of those people who say 'Wow I can't believe you're not focusing on X, Y or Z' right now, but damn, there's a lot out there that isn't Kylie Jenner. Reading the equivalent of empty calories means that you'll think in empty calories too.
Kim Kardashian herself is sick of it. So, here's another Kardashian article, this time criticizing the news cycle for trying to profit off of Kardashian news. The snake swallows its own tail, right?
People.com ran a story insinuating that Kim Kardashian was jealous of Kylie's pregnancy. A "source close to Kim Kardashian" allegedly said:
"Her first reaction was, ‘Seriously?’ She didn’t respond well at first. It’s like she and Kanye had gone on this whole journey to get pregnant for months, and now this happens to Kylie. She teared up. It definitely took a lot of time for her to process it.
"Of course Kim is happy for Kylie. She’s going to support Kylie 100 percent, no matter what. There’s never been any question about that. But it’s just a weird dynamic, after all that Kim did to intentionally have another child. It has taken a lot of time, energy and money for her to get pregnant, and now Kylie is having a baby around the same time."
So, a lot of outlets ran with this story, and Kim Kardashian herself called it out on Twitter:
She followed it up with this:
She also said that fake quotes from Caitlyn Jenner were being used to write up fake stories to suck clicks off of Kylie Jenner's pregnancy like a vampiric parasite-worm:
So, guys, this is all capitalism's fault. Like, really. Right now, everyone in media understands that high-quality low-click content is eh for their site, but the slightest fraction of information about celebrity gossip is worth thousands of page views. So guess what happens? Any rumor, or even a fabricated story, can be invented about the Kardashians or people at their level of fame to get site traffic.
It's hard to tell who to blame: the websites who put out infinite junk data, or those who click on them. It takes two to tango, after all, and Kim Kardashian has now called out this cycle as well, a cycle she has been a part of for years.
It seems that this is what we are destined to be - worms burrowing through an apple, and occasionally poking out our heads to declare that we are indeed inside an apple, before receding back inside and never leaving home. A fish in water doesn't know what water is. A person caught up in these 'news' cycles doesn't even know what this information is doing to their brains.
It's the age of mass attention, so the Cash Me Outside girl, Donald Trump, and Kylie Jenner reign supreme. These are the idols we have all made. "Man is something to be overcome," wrote Friedrich Nietzsche. "What have you done to overcome him?"