I Don’t Care…………..

This week’s column:
Kim and Kanye

I don’t care. I don’t care that Kim and Kanye are on the cover of Vogue. Do you? Yet the fact that their picture appears on the magazine is causing a firestorm of interest in the media. Seriously, I think it looks good on Vogue, the fashion magazine that appeals to those who are in danger of drowning in a rain storm. (If you do not get that joke then I will explain it—it appeals to those who seem to perpetually have their noses in the air—not us down to earth folk who peruse the pages out of curiosity, and not as a catalogue).
Sarah Michelle Gellar of soap opera and vampire slayer fame tweeted that she was cancelling her subscription to Vogue and asked “Is anyone else with me?” as if she is the monitor of all things good taste and highbrow. Get over it Sarah. It is not worth your 144 characters to tweet about.
I have to admit though that I do love the take-off of the cover showing Miss Piggy and Kermit on the cover of barely disguised “Vague” magazine—they make a handsome couple, and surely they deserve their 15 minutes of fame. I know I am making light of the situation, but with all the things to be concerned about in the world, Kim and Kanye are not even on my list. Neither is Vogue magazine, though their encyclopaedic September 2013 issue did catch my attention—but upon sifting through the pages, most of the mag was made up of advertisements. Not of course that there is anything wrong with that—we all gotta eat, even fashion gurus, designers, and the copious number of shoe and purse makers who appeared in that issue.
Do not get me wrong. I love magazines—and have been an avid reader of them since I was a little girl—picking up my mom’s magazines and reading them from cover to cover (tips on making chicken dishes though I may have skipped at eight, I find weirdly fascinating now), and when I ran out of her Journals and McCall’s and Woman’s Day, I would read my dad’s Mechanics Illustrated.
In a book written to help you simplify life, I read that one should eliminate magazines from their life as they were just full of ads and the same old, same old. I could not believe that someone could write such blasphemy! Magazines are rife with hints, and life stories, and interesting tidbits that I for one could not live without. Even the ads do not deter me—I can whiz right by them, or pause for a moment and dream of perfect skin and the perfect vacation.
But magazines want your attention. There are a million of them out there, and in order to stand out they have to do something radical or irregular. And Vogue chose to feature a couple they knew would cause a tizzy. Well, good for them. It does not bother me in the least that Kim and Kanye got some more mileage—and anyone it does bother needs to put the important things in life in perspective.
I am not crazy about Kanye—he embarrassed Taylor Swift (in a way that made him look bad) but I think that called more attention to her accomplishments than less. Admittedly, Kim sometimes has the fashion sense of a squirrel and the morals of a rabbit, and the couple will most certainly never win for mentors of the year, but if they want to be on the cover of a fashion magazine—so be it. It is not like they are on the cover of Genius Weekly or Literature for the Literary–then I could see mounting an objection.
Let us turn our attention away from the attention seekers and focus our moral compass on those that deserve it. Here is proof positive that Kanye’s words of wisdom will not stand the test of time:
1. “I am God’s vessel. But my greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.” (pains me too Kanye, pains me too)
2. “I feel like I’m too busy writing history to read it.” (I am a total loss for comment here)
3. “I am not a fan of books. (blasphemy, utter blasphemy!)
4. “I would never want a book’s autograph. I am a proud non-reader of books.” (I have never known a book to give an autograph, but maybe I am being a little nit-picky here.)
5. “I am the greatest.” (shades of Mohammad Ali)

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  1. I’m with you – though it irritates me that Anna Wintour (Vogue’s editor) is getting exactly what she is seeking – more magazine purchases. That any press is good press somehow seems wrong to me. But my care factor – about Kimye, Vogue, etc? About zero.

    • may tell you something about Vogue right now–a little desperate maybe?

      • Hmmm…good point.

  2. Ah yes, we are definitely kindred spirits!

  3. Some people are just born with dumb luck. I was not one of them…

  4. This may sound crazy, and I never thought I’d be one to support “Kimye”, but I think Kim Kardashian is really savvy and smart. Check her interview out on Oprah’s Next Chapter. And I also like that Vogue is putting people on the cover from across the fashion industry spectrum – everyone from Lena Dunham to Lady Gaga. I’m going to buy a copy – I’ll let you know if it lives up to the media drama that it’s already created ;)

  5. Love this blog! You showed us your interests while pointing out the obvious which I couldn’t put my finger on until you spelled it out: “It is not like they are on the cover of Genius Weekly or Literature for the Literary”.

  6. A non-reader? Really someone actually said that? I believe it. Ha! I’m with you, Lou. I could care less but we do live in a country that allows us to either read it or not. I just choose the not.

    Now, give me a great book or a magazine that gives decorating tips on a budget or other writerly kind of reading and I’m all in.

    Who’s Kanye who? Kim who? Who’s that? (smile).

  7. I don’t give a rip either. As my mom would say, “Those people need to go sit down.” What a bunch of egotistical bull-hockey.

  8. I’m with you on not really caring if they are on the cover or not. If people really care that much … don’t buy the magazine.

  9. Reading requires space in de ed. ;)

  10. I heard about this on t.v. today…otherwise I would have said ‘who’? I have heard the name Kardashian…from my granddaughter but that’s it… Funny what makes news nowadays …. It’s not that there is anything more important to report about! lol Diane

  11. Those quotes at the end were actually painful. What an ass!!

  12. I like magazines too, but today I was reading one that had an article titled “50 things to do in Spring”.
    Really? Are there really people that need someone to tell them what to do in spring? or summer?
    Scratchin my head on the Vogue thing, too although I don’t think there is a place in my hometown that even sells Vogue.
    Give me the Farm Journal anyday….

  13. I think Kayne’s ego is out of control, but Kim impressed me in an interview by Oprah….she’s a smart business woman, however, her taste in men is questionable. It’s hard for magazines to stay afloat today because we can read everything online…I would pass on Vogue at the newsstand but I hope it sticks around for all the fashionistas out there.

  14. No one gives a damn. I don’t understand, why aren’t important people given the front cover of vogue instead of fake reality stars (that’s how bad Kim is) and wannabe singers…

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  15. Ah, gotta love his quotes. So my books have been denying me autographs all these years. Not sure what the fuss is about with them being on the cover. they are fashion people–I guess. sorry, I don’t really know. For me, fashion is a pair of jeans and a tee shirt. I have no clue.

  16. Very well put and I’m still baffled why Geller was upset. From my far corner of the fashion world, I don’t think even Putin or Whoopi Goldberg would have surprised me if they were on the cover. I gave up being surprised at magazine covers when Demi Moore was nude and pregnant.

  17. re: K&K. We.Don’t.Care.

  18. I’m totally in agreement! Not even a blip on my radar! I saw a headline or two, but I don’t care for these people or for Vogue…just too fake and tooooo much for my interest! Thanks for putting it so well: “Let us turn our attention away from the attention seekers and focus our moral compass on those that deserve it.” Perfect! ~ Sheila


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