September 20, 2011, 1:33 PM —
The Kardashian must be stopped
The Kardashian Klan – which first invaded porn sites, then gossip sites and newspapers followed, eventually, by the mainstream press, which chose to write about them because everyone else had – has gone too far and must be stopped.
Sister Kim – the most famous for having acted as infiltrator into the gossip pages for the rest of her family, which seethed through the tiny crack she opened in the portal to empty fame – landed a role in sketch for the pilot of a Comedy Central show almost certain to be cancelled before it runs – in which she dressed as the Holy Virgin Mother of Star Wars Fanboys and Jedi co-religionists everywhere: Princess Leia during her rebellious Slave-Girl period.
Kimmy tarted up the outfit a bit, if you can imagine, though it's still very tame compared to current dental-floss-and banana-hammock standards, but the result was not terribly racy nor even unpleasing.
It did, however, cross-contaminate two very powerful Internet Memes whose colloquial meanings clash offensively.
Slave-girl Leia is unquestionably the sexual exploitation of a strong female character: captured, collared, stripped to her undies and made a sex slave to giant slug that couldn't, physically, have the sexual intentions for her the outfit and situation suggest.
The situation gave the producers an excuse to put the very young Carrie Fischer in the most revealing thing they could find, to sell a few more tickets to teenage boys who might only have paid to see the movie three or four times without the suggestive slave scene, rather than six or seven, as many undoubtedly did.
Even a move as blatant and tactless as that is dwarfed by the desperate clawing for attention by the Kardashian Klan – who are so omnipresent in the media for no real reason that they have successfully reversed the role of the paparazzi, becoming the first "celebrities" to stalk their audience rather than the other way around.
It is hard to cheapen the image of a woman chained, half nude, by a collar around the neck, to a gian slug with dishonorable intentions for her, but Kim Kardashian has done exactly that.