Kris Jenner Addresses the Claim the Kardashians Are Only “Famous for Being Famous”

Kris Jenner slammed the claim that the Kardashians are just "famous for being famous" because they don't sing or dance. Find out why she's comparing her family to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

By Lindsay Weinberg Oct 13, 2022 11:30 AMTags
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Kris Jenner is addressing one longtime misconception about her family.

The one critique that just won't go away? The idea that the Kardashians are famous simply for being famous and have no real talent. During the Oct. 13 episode of The Kardashians, Kris shared how she feels about that claim 20 years after Kim Kardashian's infamous sex tape and 15 years after the launch of E!'s Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

"I don't know why this question got started about how much talent we have," Kris shared during a confessional, before comparing her family members to another major entrepreneur. "Would they ask Jeff Bezos that? ‘Can you dance? Can you sing?'"

After all, the momager launched billion dollar cosmetic empires and fashion lines with her six kids after catapulting the Kardashian-Jenners into the spotlight.

"We have some amazing businesses that became super successful," she retorted in the Hulu episode. "And we enjoy being together as a family and working on those companies. And that's our superpower. Not too shabby." 

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The conversation came up after the episode showed a Variety reporter asking Kris and her three eldest daughters about the long-running claim during a photo shoot earlier this year.

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"I'm sure you are all so sick of hearing this, but you still see commentary, which I think is ridiculous," journalist Elizabeth Wagmeister said, "when people say, ‘The Kardashians, they're famous for being famous.'"

Kris noted that the "perception" has changed "a lot" over the last few years. 

Kim also addressed the commentary directly. "Who gives a f--k," the SKIMS founder remarked in the published article. "We focus on the positive. We work our asses off. If that's what you think, then sorry. We just don't have the energy for that. We don't have to sing or dance or act; we get to live our lives—and hey, we made it. I don't know what to tell you." 

See more from the reality stars on season two of The Kardashians, now streaming on Hulu.

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