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Profit, Porn & Plastic Beauty: The Kardashians on Threesome 101

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Profit, Porn & Plastic Beauty: The Kardashians on Threesome 101

The Kardashian-Jenner empire is inarguably a defining feature of recent pop-culture. Whether it’s the clan’s eponymous reality TV show or their social media endeavours, it is fair to say that they love the spotlight. Recently however, the profit peaking endeavours of one notable member, Kylie Jenner, have compelled us to question how devout the Kardashians are to their Lord: capitalism. Meanwhile, some have even dared to declare the makeup mogul as ‘a cancer of our capitalist society that must be stamped out.’ 

On May 29,2020, Forbes released an article titled ‘Inside Kylie Jenner’s web of lies- and why she’s no longer a billionaire,’ detailing evidence that stripped Jenner of her widely-criticised title: World’s Youngest Self-Made Billionaire. “No one cares more about the topic than the family itself, which has spent years fighting Forbes for higher spots on our annual wealth and celebrity earnings lists,” explained the report. 

“Of course, white lies, omissions and outright fabrications are to be expected from the family that perfected – then monetized – the concept of “famous for being famous.” But, similar to Donald Trump’s decades-long obsession with his net worth, the unusual lengths to which the Jenners have been willing to go- including inviting Forbes into their mansions and CPA’s offices, and even creating tax returns that were likely forged- reveals just how desperate some of the ultra-rich are to look even richer,” the magazine added.

Does Forbes v. Kylie mark the end of the Kardashian’s capitalist cruise? 

On the contrary, the capitalist ship set sail from Dallas to Dhaka: recently, Kylie and Kendall Jenner’s clothing line  – ‘Kylie + Kendall Clothing’ – was rebuked for alleged refusal to pay its factory workers in Bangladesh. 

The pair’s clothing line –  launched in early 2016 – has amassed notable success, as evidenced by its presence at major retailers such as Revolve, PacSun, and Forever21. Global Brands Group; this apparel also holds a majority stake in ‘Sean John’ (a clothing line by P. Diddy).

According to The News ABC, Rick Darling – CEO of Global Brands Group – justified the company’s refusal to pay its garment workers by citing a fall in sales given the global pandemic. “Due to the unpredictability of the situation, our retail partners have cancelled orders and the existing products in stock, like the products that are still in production, are not sold. As a result, we have no other option than to make the difficult decision to cancel all S/S  2020 orders,” he stated. 

In other words, the company has abandoned workers it was already exploiting in the wake of a global health crisis. A testament provided to The News ABC revealed their treatment of these Bangladeshi garment workers as one worker says, ‘When they told us, I only have $6.’

What about the remaining incidents of Kardashians v. Kapitalism? 

While Kylie and Kendall cannot cave from their explicitly capitalist cruise, the others, including Kim Kardashian, have profited from what analysts have labelled capitalist porn or naked capitalism.  

“The keys to the Kardashian appeal have always been fantasy and fascination. We are captivated by their opulent and outrageous lives,which are so distant from our own. It is like porn for capitalists – we all know it gives us unrealistic explanations, but we can’t stop watching it anyway,” remarked an – apparently anti-Kardashian and Marx mystified- analyst

Hence, whether its Kim’s sex tape, Khloe’s tone deaf response to a frustrated customer – who remarked she had to sl*ve twenty hours to afford a pair of her Good American jeans – or Kourtney’s plastic surgery sanctuary, the Kardo-Jenner empire has evidently emulated their kapitalist love for profit, porn and plastic beauty.  

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