Over the past few days, this “future” photo of Kim Kardashain and Kanye West continues to pop up on the sites I frequent (all .gov sites, I’ll have you know). It shows them as an overweight, middle-aged couple who are dressed like they just came from a realtor business card photo shoot. I guess it’s supposed to be funny. But knowing Kim Kardashian and Kanye West he way that we do makes it very unfunny.
They’re the two most self-involved human beings to ever start dating. Kim’s entire career continues to thrive because she’s hot and because she convinced everyone that walking around in shape-ups would give you a defined ass. There’s no way in hell that the two of them would ever let themselves or each other get fat and ugly. Not with all their money and access to plastic surgeons.
No way, no how.
I think, on the .0004% change that they stay together for longer than a year, that their couple photos will look exactly the same in 10 years, 25 years and 50 years. These aren’t people who are shy about their obsessions with themselves. This isn’t Meryl Streep who’s all like, “I want to age naturally.” This is the couple who only started dating because they both understood the need to have sex in front of a mirror, with each other and with themselves.
So while I understand the appeal to look at their future fat selves and laugh because we hate them, I don’t think it’s the best we can do when it comes to this couple. That joke is so middle school. And I think we’re better than a bunch of middle school boys who still think its funny to giggle over double chins.
Step it up a notch Internet jokes, I expect better from you.