Kourtney Kardashian and ‘Teen Mom’ Farrah Abraham engaged in a Bitter Twitter Battle recently. This may be a sign that the end of the world is nigh. We also think it’s tacky.
Is there such a thing as an entire genre of television and/or society jumping the shark? If so, this may be the moment when reality TV celebrities catapulted over the deadly sea creature and/or finally signaled the coming Apocalypse.
I’m Shocked Kourtney Kardashian is pregnant again, did she not learn anything from TEEN MOM? Maybe it’s a fake pregnancy like kims wedding SAD
Then she tweeted this:
Double standards in this world? Yes & guess what! age and money honestly do not change a person’s poor choice . Quit making excuses.
ZOMG, right? So like, then Kourtney, one of the Kardashians, was all:
Why would I have anything to do with teen mom? I’m 32 years old! I may look young honey, but don’t get it twisted.
ZOMFG!!!! This is getting cah-RAY-zee.
But wait! There’s more! Scott Disick, Kourtney’s baby daddy, retweeted Farrah’s original tweet, adding, “Were not teenagers ya fucking moron”. So classy!
As far as I can tell, Farrah was talking about the fact that Disick and Kourtney Kardashian aren’t married but have children together. That’s a guess on my part. I’m sure I could delve deeper into this “story” but to be honest, I can’t be bothered.
Why not? Have you looked at what these people are up to?
Farrah Abraham describes herself this way on her Twitter profile: #1mom, RealityStar, Public Speaker,Business women, Producer, modeling/acting/talent professional,Culinary/Hospitality Professional, Author ! WorldPeace!
Here is one of Scott Disick’s recent tweets:
which was a response to this: @TayAllyn @ScottDisick sure Is packing the meat! #kktny
I have no idea what any of that means. I don’t want to know what it means. So I stopped there.
I was planning to write that Kourtney Kardashian should avoid engaging in a Bitter Twitter Battle with Farrah Abraham, or anyone else for that matter. It’s tacky and when you’re 32, you should be more mature. Then I found myself insulting everyone involved in this tweeting kerfuffle. Which is tacky of me.
- the whole thing is a game. The tweets, retweets, re-re-tweets, all of it is crap. Not just crap in a “society is devolving rapidly” way. Crap meaning “reality TV is less real than a comic book”.
- it is tacky to engage in Bitter Twitter Battles about babies. Some Bitter Twitter Battles, like this one between @Jesus_M_Christ and @Santa_St_Claus, are quite amusing. Part of the reason I found that one amusing is that nobody involved is a real person. It’s basically sketch comedy via Twitter. I’m OK with that. Actual people, particularly parents, posting tacky, crude, obnoxious comments about each other is something else.
- I find the entire ‘Teen Mom’ genre of reality TV highly depressing. One could argue that it makes it seem as if getting pregnant while a teenager is a career path. I’ve been told that some of these shows are more like cautionary tales. That may be true. I still find the genre depressing.
- I don’t begrudge anyone the right to make money off of their notoriety. Especially reality TV folks. Grab what you can, while you can, because tomorrow could come and suddenly nobody cares about you. The Kardashian clan (or Klan, as they once stupidly called themselves) receive many thousands of dollars just to show up at parties. Then there are the endorsement deals, photo shoots, and who knows what else. The family was already pretty well off as far as I know, now they are more so. Whatever. ‘Teen Mom’ Farrah probably needs the money more than the K’s, I don’t begrudge her either. But there has to be a way to get and stay famous without the Bitter Twitter Battles.
In his excellent book ‘Stretch: The Unlikely Making of a Yoga Dude‘, Neal Pollack discusses the concept of achieving your “best self”. This is similar to something I like to call “spreading the love.” “Best self” is a yoga concept; when I interviewed Pollack on Blog Talk Radio he said that Namaste basically means “my best self honors your best self”. Bitter Twitter Battles are in no way honorable, and they do not involves anybody’s best self.
In the interest of spreading the love and at least attempting to salvage a shred of my best self from this rant, I will say again that Kourtney, Farrah, and other reality TV persons are entitled to make some cash from their endeavors. Lord knows the TV networks are making a fortune off of them. But it would be nice if they could behave more like grown-ups.
I’m going to try harder. Kourtney, Farrah, Scott? Care to join me?