Oprah Winfrey Asks Kim Kardashian: Would You Have Been Famous Without the Sex Tape? (VIDEO)
Not a woman to shy away from asking the tough questions, Oprah Winfrey sits down with the Kardashian clan to do just that.
Although the media giant has never seen the show nor met them before, she wanted to understand why they’re such a big deal, why did people want to know their every move. I also wonder myself, never having watched Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
“I genuinely wanted to know why they have become a cultural phenomenon?” explains Oprah. “Why do so many people love to watch their every move and why do so many others love to hate them. Are they completely ego centered? Are they really ‘famous for being famous’ or is there something more?”
Oprah asks Kim some personal questions: “Would you be where you are had there not been a sex tape?” and “When people say that your last marriage was a stunt, how does that make you feel?” asks Oprah, referring to Kim and Kris Humphries’ 72-day marriage, and its widely publicized wedding. Side note: I love how Oprah never asks a question blatantly, but cushions it with “People have said the following…”
She also asks the Kardashian children if they feel like they’re being exploited by their mother, Kris. To which Kim replies that no one will fight harder for you than your mom.
I don’t get the phenomenon myself, and looked up the term ‘socialite.’ Socialite: a socially prominent person. So that means being famous for hanging out with a lot of people? I still don’t get it, but I know that people are enthralled by the Kardashians, especially by Kim. Maybe it’s a way for us to escape our lives and enter into a world that seems glamorous and drama laden. It’s easier to passively take in someone else’s life, than to actively live your own, or it’s simply–entertaining.
So, if you have some time on Sunday and are clueless about the Kardashians’ success, or really love the Kardashians, check out Oprah’s interview with the notorious fam.
The interview airs on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT on the OWN network.