They have been dubbed the world’s most talked about couple. We are fascinated by them and can’t peel our eyes away; yet it is more like that senseless car accident on the side of the highway that we all slow down to gaze at in horror.
The incomprehensible fame of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian is by product of the postmodern concept of “hyperreality.” Hyperreality is defined as the inability for consciousness to distinguish reality from a simulation. Every week, 1.5 millions viewers tune in to find out the ongoings and drama of the Kardashians like it is their own family. Countless of water cooler conversations have debated on whether Kim and momager Kris staged events on the show, such as Kim’s sham wedding to Kris Humphries, for the sole purpose of cashing in commercially. Kim Kardashian is reported to be the highest-paid reality television personality, raking in an estimated cool $6 million a year.
To cut through the fake, crazy, veneered, fantasy known as Kimye, we have to ask the question are Kanye West and Kim Kardashian for real or are they as fake as Kim’s Juvederm injected lips and silicone enhanced breasts?