She’s not a stand-up comedian, but all in all she’s done pretty well. No topic or family member was banned as everyone was shot from, from momager Kris Jenner to ex-husband Kanye West, who stated, “I’m not running for president – we can’t have three failed politicians in this family.”
She even made fun of her own now infamous sex tape: “I’m surprised to see myself here too. I haven’t had a film premiere in a long time. ”Of course she would have had a lot of help with the design of the monologue, but it was all wrapped in a crooked and knowing performance. Almost like a wink to her viewer sending a message that she’s read the room and is savvy as always, she leans on her new incarnation as a confident celebrity.
Many other famous personalities follow suit. Jake Gyllenhaal was recently popular on a podium making fun of rumors that he is part of the A-list no-shower club. Paris Hilton danced and sang her cult cringe hit “Stars Are Blind” at the US Open. Others never know exactly how to read the room. Chrissy Teigen, once a Twitter darling, was practically chased off the platform after using their platform to bully. Again and again she plays the victim when challenged.
It goes deeper than being able to identify famous people. If anything, confident celebs who are not afraid to make fun of themselves do so with full awareness of their privilege. We no longer expect A-listers to be super awake because it always comes across as insincere. A constant target of outrage and ridicule, Kim Kardashian has finally learned how to use this as a weapon to promote her image. Of course, it’s worth noting that one thing she didn’t address was her family’s role in promoting unrealistic body standards en masse. Anyway, a brief rejection has rarely ever destabilized a celebrity who hasn’t done anything too outrageous, and they know it now.
When canceling, it’s worth mentioning Adele’s most recent interview, which touched on this carnival outfit. Adeleola (as she is known on Black Twitter) has had some backlash from people criticizing her for cultural appropriation. She was likely invited to get involved to celebrate Jamaican cultures, but she also forgot about herself and the global conversation about cultural appropriation, and she admitted as much.
The fact is, if you are rich and famous, we will likely make fun of you. They can be annoying and delete your social media for five minutes, or you can join in and wait until we get bored and we move on.
Losing may be best for Emma Raducanu
Emma Raducanu was beaten in her first match since storming the US Open and while losing is never fun, it could be for her best. The 18-year-old became a household name after her Grand Slam win, but the big sister in me couldn’t help but worry a little. Yes, she was nabbed by Tiffany and Chanel, but with all that attention comes the judgment and objectification that young women in public inherit. Raducanu will win a lot of games but I hope her defeat brought the temperature down enough to catch her breath.
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