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Obama threw shade at Kim Kardashian & Kanye West

Obama threw shade at Kim Kardashian & Kanye West
August 8, 2013 JEREMY FEIST

Barack Obama, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

Remember that time President Barack Obama called Kanye West a jackass after he crashed the MTV VMAs stage and cock-blocked Taylor Swift‘s speech? And that time he basically said he doesn’t want his daughters watching Keeping Up With The Kardashians? Well, apparently his opinion of Kimye really hasn’t changed a bit since then, because in a new interview for Kindle Singles, Obama called them both out saying that their wealth isn’t a realistic marker of actual success. Via HuffPo

He went on to critique the over-the-top lives of West and Kardashian and the effect that they have on young people, explaining, “Kids weren’t monitoring every day what Kim Kardashian was wearing, or where Kanye West was going on vacation, and thinking that somehow that was the mark of success.”

I get that in the old days, fame and wealth used to be pretty good indicators that you were doing pretty well for yourself, but you have to realize that at this point, that’s not really true anymore. Kim Kardashian is only rich because her parents were stupidly wealthy and all she had to do to attain that money was be born, while Kanye’s fame is more closely tied to the fact that he’s an obnoxious lout than it is to his music. Seriously, most kids today who are rich are only so because they hit the genetic lottery, and you get hundreds of thousands of Twitter follows just by being the world’s biggest asshole. That doesn’t mean you’re successful, it just means your were sociopathic enough to do what others are smart and decent enough not to do.

Jeremy Feist is an (ahem) entertainer from Toronto, Canada. He writes, acts, and performs on stage, and has been a writer for Popbytes for almost three years now. He lives in Toronto with his boyfriend, his incredibly dumb but cute puppy, and his immortal cat.