Kim Kardashian is to blame for the descent of western civilisation!
London: A leading private school headmistress has said that Kim Kardashian’s title as the “hottest woman in the world” in a men’s magazine sums up “almost everything that is wrong with Western society.”
Dr Helen Wright, headmistress of St Mary’s Calne, a girls boarding school in Wiltshire, is set to tell an education conference this week that the US reality TV star is part of a culture which sexualises women at an early age.
This culture, which is rife on TV, the internet and in magazines, sends the message that physical appearance is more important than character, according to Dr Wright.
“I have spoken out a lot over the last two years about the increasing dangers of premature sexualisation of young people, and the objectification of women which accompanies this,” the Telegraph quoted her as saying.
“It is not too strong a statement, I venture to suggest, to say that almost everything that is wrong with Western society today can be summed up in that one symbolic photo of Miss Kim Kardashian on the front of Zoo magazine.
“The descent of Western civilisation can practically be read into every curve (of which, you will note, there are indeed many). Officially the hottest woman in the world? Really? Is this what we want our young people to aim for? Is this what success should mean to them?” she added.
She said that Kardashian is famous for “the reality TV series, ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians,’ for hanging out with the rich and famous, for a sex tape, a 72-day marriage and a rather ample backside.”
“What is she telling our young people about life? As a society, we have clearly attached a value to her, and there may be some messages about hard work buried in there somewhere - I expect she has to slave in the gym to keep that posterior in shape - but these are very hidden messages, buried under the other messages surrounded by glitz and sparkle,” she said.
However people’s obsession with celebrities such as Ms Kardashian means that pupils are “soaking up a diet of empty celebrity and superficiality”, Wright said.
She will be speaking at the Institute of Development Professionals in Education (IDPE) conference later this week.