Now I cannot believe I am actually going to write about this chick, but I am. And what’s worse I’m going to come in defense of her and the judgement she has received. Let’s be really honest and think about this…why does she get a bad rap? Is she really a whore? I won’t even go into Kanye getting a pass for his well-documented and self-stated whorish behavior because that is just the way things are and another reason I am thankful I am a guy and not a girl.
Anyway, so Kim started off as a socialite at the clubs and parties and she was rich. Fast forward she started dating Ray-J, which seemed like a decent enough relationship I guess…well, I don’t know. They made a home video and from what I heard, ahem.., she looked as though she was feeling dude; like some true emotion was there. Fast forward and the tape is leaked and rather than run from it, she embraced it and capitalized off it even though her privacy was dismantled, life was thrown off course and she was embarrassed beyond imagination. Normal folks would have been destroyed, but she persevered. Ray-J on the other hand was able to laugh it off with no real dents to his brand (what was left of it), but yet fell off even more over time because, well… he has even less talent that Kim. Now I am not going to go into her failed marriage or those other relationships because I’m damn sure not here to chronicle her life. That’s not the point.
The point is society (hence forth, society will now be called “you”)…
So let’s talk about you. Let’s think back to the random escapades you had with men of lesser means than Ray-J or Reggie Bush or Chris Humphries, the ex-husband. What about the dude with no job and jacked teeth? Or the one with four kids by four ladies. Or the dude you were messing around with casually and you sent him some graphic pictures. What makes your actions less whorish than Kim’s actions? How would you feel if those pictures or your activities were printed on the Sunday Church announcements? Or what if they were posted on Facebook and LinkedIn for all of your co-workers, friends and family to see? Do you think you could bounce back and come out on top? I am in no way condoning her actions as healthy. I’m just saying I see neighborhoods of glass houses and you all are chucking stones like your back has angel wings attached to it. Do you expect to become a millionaire from those ratchet bathroom pics you posted that are floating around social media? I’m sure Kim didn’t expect her video to get out either, so what makes you any different than her?
This can either be referenced back to my article about Branding or just a thought about being honest about yourself when you judge someone. I know I judge folks all the time but I also recognize truths about myself. So, I am actually judging myself when I judge others and sometimes it stings and when it stings, I shut up. It’s at that moment I realize I am no better than that person and I put the rock down and go back to cleaning the windows to my house.
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