• Wed, Mar 6 2013

I Don’t Feel Sorry For You: PETA For Trying To Ride On Kim Kardashian’s Coattails

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If we want to know if Kim Kardashian is going to be a good mother, apparently the person to ask is your local PETA representative. Wendy Wenger, spokesperson for the organization and apparently for motherhood in general, bashed Kim’s ability to be a good mother because she wears fur. What?

Here’s a quote from Wendy in all it’s glory:

“Children of greedy, self-absorbed parents could follow their lead or they could break away and be alienated from and disgusted by them. Kim is a commodity, she is paid to wear things like fur, a particular makeup, or to shake hands with questionable people, so she is not a good example to a child or anyone else of how to show a social conscience… Youngsters naturally identify and empathize with animals – so even though Kim and Kanye will undoubtedly serve as poor examples when it comes to kindness toward animals, perhaps their child will take after aunt Khloe and choose kindness by rejecting fur.”

Oh PETA. How I wish you would just stick to your calling to be the name of something I put falafel in. This is bringing me down.

What is the point of criticizing someone at such a personal level? The only thing I can think of is that PETA wants to get back on the map and is doing so by taking a stand on Kim Kardashian’s pregnancy.

Look, it’s the middle of winter. Not exactly a good time to be anti-fur. People can’t hear your demonstrations under all those fur hoods they’re wearing.

But saying that Kim is going to be a bad mom to Kanye West’s progeny because she wears fur? That’s a little extreme, don’t you think? I mean, that’s like skinning a whole cheetah when you only need a little patch for the Stuart Weitzman booties you’re making. Just KIDDING! Oh my god calm down. I know you can’t just skin part of a Cheetah, okay. And I’d never do that anyway. I’d be too afraid of being attacked. That’s why they make animal poachers.

JUST KIDDING AGAIN, jeez guys.

PETA, if you have a point to make, make your point. And make it about your point. It’s like how my English teacher always told me to keep my paper tightly adhered to the topic sentence I set out for myself. If your thesis statement is don’t wear fur, let’s not extrapolate to think you’re all of a sudden a parenting expert.

If Kim is going to be a terrible parent (and I’m not saying she is), it will be for a whole host of reasons beyond her wearing a fur coat. Like, we don’t have to look further than the words “sex tape” if we want to figure out what her greatest challenge of being a mother might be when the kid becomes 3 years old and can use the internet. We don’t have to start dissecting Kim’s wardrobe for that.

And if someone’s clothing habits did indicate the kind of mother they’d be, we’d all be in trouble. Take my wardrobe for instance:

  • Wears jeans a lot of times between washings. = Will forget to bathe her child, and then said child will be the one that “smells weird” in Kindergarten.
  • Doesn’t have any creativity in the bra department. = Won’t help her child with art projects, particularly ones involving bras.
  • Gave up on heels. = Doesn’t want her child to reach for the stars.
  • Wears things that have been on her floor for a week. = Will leave her child on the floor for a week.

I mean, the list could go on people. I haven’t even gotten to my sock drawer. Let’s let Kim off easy on this one okay? Wearing a fur is one thing, throwing paint on it is one thing. Saying she can’t raise a child is a whole separate can of mink pelts.

(Photo: WENN.com)

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