We live in Kim Kardashian’s world and it’s YOUR fault: MEGHAN MCCAIN

Almost every hour of every day in American popular culture is filled with real-time updates on the Kardashian family.

Who is dating who, whose marriage has broken down, who is being sued.

Fashion, plastic surgery, new reality shows, old reality shows, Kanye West social media meltdowns, kids, more kids, momager, makeup lines, shapewear lines, l activism, cheating scandals.

It’s everything you could imagine in an actual soap opera that we as a country have all been experiencing for almost 20 years.

The Kardashians have become as ubiquitous in America as hot dogs, fireworks, the White House and political division.

Love them or hate them, you can’t guess their impact and the complete and utter saturation of our media.

Unfortunately, I have bad news for anyone who is tired of hearing and reading about this family: they are here to tell.

They have survived, thrived, and reinvented themselves in an era when so many icons, pop culture personalities, artists, musicians, actors, and more. were unable to.

Kim Kardashian attends the 2022 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on April 30, 2022 in Washington, DC

On Saturday night, I witnessed firsthand a room full of Kim and Pete-obsessed politicians, celebrities, journalists, and analysts. The Kardashian family went on, just two days later, to entirely own the annual fashion extravaganza at the annual Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. (Left) Kim Kardashian attends the 2022 Met Gala Celebration on May 2, 2022 in New York City. (Right) Kim Kardashian attends the 2022 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner on April 30, 2022 in Washington, DC

There have been many famous and popular reality TV stars and families – Paris Hilton, the cast of The Jersey Shore, the Osbourne family, and none of them have been able to withstand the ever-changing times while like the Kardashian family.

Kim herself has become the Elizabeth Taylor of this generation and remains the nucleus around which the rest of the family’s fame and power emerge.

She is known for her beauty, her fashion, her diamonds and of course, her marriages and her messy personal life.

She’s the modern reality TV star’s version of an icon from the past.

It’s just been reformatted for our more vulgar, online, over-shared culture that the Kardashians helped shape.

I thought that in a post-Covid pandemic atmosphere the American appetite for this family was likely to diminish.

Their era of excess, oversharing and frivolity does not necessarily correspond to this period of extreme inflation, fears of World War III, threats of food shortages and troubling civil and political divisions.

What the family sells is neither comparable nor in step with the more modest and tasteful displays of wealth of other members of the ruling class, who are more than aware of the growing anger and resentment over the economic disparity between the rich and the poor, as the middle class of this country is threatened with near extinction.

And yet, the royal family of reality TV continues its reign.

Kim Kardashian (right) and Pete Davidson (center) were seen rubbing shoulders with Martha Stewart (left) at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner

Kim Kardashian (right) and Pete Davidson (center) were seen rubbing shoulders with Martha Stewart (left) at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner

Kim and her comedian boyfriend Pete Davidson or “KETE” as they are known, took over the White House Correspondents’ Dinner last weekend.

Who received the greatest response upon entering the room, you might ask?

It wasn’t Trevor Noah, it wasn’t Dr. Biden, heck, it wasn’t even POTUS.

On Saturday night, I witnessed firsthand a room full of Kim and Pete-obsessed politicians, celebrities, journalists, and analysts.

CBS News’ Gayle King even left the script during her speech to talk about how she and actress Drew Barrymore were kicked off the red carpet because the press was upset about KETE’s arrival.

She later went back to have her picture taken when they were gone.

Let me say it again, the much-loved CBS This Morning presenter and Oprah’s BFF was chased off the red carpet by the arrival of Kim Kardashian and her boyfriend and she seemed flattered to have even been in their presence.

Kim and Pete were mobbed and a room full of award-winning and respected reporters from every outlet that covers the White House were completely and utterly shameless about it.

Kim and Pete completely overshadowed every other famous, notable, and powerful person in the room, including our first family.

The Kardashian family also went on to take full ownership of the annual fashion extravaganza two days later at the annual Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

For the first time in the gala’s history, the whole family was invited and made their red carpet debut.

People had a lot to say about all of their outfits, but especially the historic Marilyn Monroe dress that Kim was on loan from Ripley’s Believe it Or Not Museum.

Kim and her dress dominated the headlines.

Do you remember anything else that happened at this gala?

It just happened and I don’t.

People had a lot to say about all of their outfits, but especially the historic Marilyn Monroe dress (above Kardashian in Monroe dress) that Kim was on loan from Ripley's Believe it Or Not Museum.

People had a lot to say about all of their outfits, but especially the historic Marilyn Monroe dress (above Kardashian in Monroe dress) that Kim was on loan from Ripley’s Believe it Or Not Museum.

CBS News' Gayle King even left the script during her speech to talk about how she and actress Drew Barrymore were kicked off the red carpet because the press was upset about KETE's arrival.  (Above) Kardashian and Davidson on the red carpet at the White House Correspondents' Dinner

CBS News’ Gayle King even left the script during her speech to talk about how she and actress Drew Barrymore were kicked off the red carpet because the press was upset about KETE’s arrival. (Above) Kardashian and Davidson on the red carpet at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

They are everywhere, everywhere, all the time. Why?

Let me remind you again – it’s because of you.

They maintain a symbiotic relationship with the press and the American public.

They provide it and you consume it.

Every outfit, tweet, Instagram post, click, sighting, information leak.

Americans are addicted to the Kardashian family and are always waiting for their next dopamine hit to be dispensed by every member of the family.

So, for those of you complaining about not going away — guess what my friends: you are to blame.

You read the stories about them, you watch their show, you buy their products and you imitate their appearance.

For this reason, we all live in a Kardashian world.

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