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KIM KARDASHIAN DELIVERS INTERVIEW ON FEMINISM, OBJECTIFICATION, PUBLIC OPINION

Kim K did a public interview at a prestigious SF club that formerly hosted Ronald Reagan and Martin Luther King Jr, which caused some members to get upset.  The club’s website billed it as…Kim Kardashian West has taken everything that is modern day society – from selfies to self-promotion to sexuality – embraced it and monetized it.  She will dish on her new book Selfish, the Kardashian Jenner clan, the business of millennial culture, the objectification of women in media, and more.

Reports Vanity Fair, the auditorium at the Castro held far more attendees than the typical Inforum event, which organizers say usually draws about 650 people. Nearly all of the 1,400 tickets available—which started at $50 and peaked at $220 for V.I.P. packages—were sold out. (Inforum’s biggest event held 2,400, and that was a Silicon Valley two-fer: Sheryl Sandberg interviewing Arianna Huffington.)

Interview Excerpts:

“I see so much from social media, that there’s this generation of people—girls—that are beautiful, but I don’t see a strong work ethic,” she said.

“And I think people sometimes think that with looks, things will come easy, with modeling jobs here and there. I really just encourage people to put in the work.”

For the last eight years, Kim hasn’t stopped.  Everything from a hit TV Show, spinoffs, clothing line, a video game, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood (which currently sits at No. 1 on Apple’s app store); social-media following of approx. 94 million collectively.

“I think that you have the power—women objectify themselves, too—to put out there what you want people to look at, what you want to portray about yourself,” she said, while agreeing that Selfish objectifies her.

On objectification and the media exploiting her image:

“I think there’s power in that. I have the control to put out what I want, and I feel proud of that. . . . is a matter of opinion . . . I’ve done things where I didn’t really care because I was happy with the art and the reasoning behind my own message.”

When asked about public opinion, she told the crowd this:

“I think that people see this persona on my TV show and think that’s the only side to me, but I really don’t care as much as I used to.”

Source: Vanity Fair

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