Famous for being famous

4 thoughts on “Famous for being famous”

  1. This is a great example of the mediated sphere! KUWTK is a perfect in exploring how society has become so invested in trivial news and gossip and they too definitely fit the phrase ‘famous for being famous’ like no other. But hey, I they are making millions of dollars off of society’s desire to know about them, so i doubt they’d be complaining. Nice job! 🙂

  2. Hats off to you for picking a great example! Such a disgusting way to start a show, honestly did not know that! I am actually amazed at how many people are addicted to what I would classify as ‘crap TV’. People have become too obsessed with other peoples lives they forget to live their own. This family’s success in which they rub in our faces is facilitated by us, we are paying for and choose to watch this garbage because like you said we have become ‘apathetic’.
    Great post 🙂

  3. I’m a sucker for reality TV but I could never sit through an episode of this show. You’ve picked a great example to show, as you said, how “trivialised, spectacular and apathetic” mediated public sphere can be. Just one tip – you can embed YouTube videos into your blog post so you can watch it without leaving your page, rather than just posting the link. Otherwise great post! 🙂

  4. I enjoyed reading your blog. The Kardashians are a perfect example of a show that promotes discussion in the mediated public sphere. Lots of it. I have never watched the show but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been exposed to this family inadvertently through the media and its trials and tribulations. Sadly, as gross as they are, they are only in the media because people want to watch them… and buy their handbags and all the other merchandise they are flogging. They are famous for what we don’t know, but nobody seems to mind. What does that say about us?

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