Kim Kardashian is Ruining Everything I Love

The nation mourned the loss of Elizabeth Taylor earlier this year (including me, in this post) but no one did so quite as annoyingly as Kim Kardashian, who apparently believes she is Taylor reincarnated.   Now, my personal affinity for classic film in general and Elizabeth Taylor in particular means that this blog post is going to plumb the depths of my golden-age Hollywood snobbery, something that I've been trying to (slightly) (once in a while) tone down ever since my fiance (politely) implied (outright with words) that it makes me supremely less likable.  But here goes:
Not Taylor's original robe pic; it makes me too angry.

Just a month before Taylor's death, Kim K interviewed Elizabeth Taylor for Harper's Bazaar.  (I'm convinced it's probably what killed her.)   In the interview, Kardashian gushed and said that Taylor was her idol.  Then, calling herself an "Elizabeth Taylor nerd," she proceeded to ask a bunch of questions about Taylor's diamonds and clothes and "leading men" while managing to completely and utterly ignore Taylor's accomplishments and challenges as one of the most capable actresses of the last century.

"Whatever," really; I didn't expect much more from the queen of the famous-for-being-famous crowd.  But, Harper's, I did expect more from you, because the issue also featured a photo shoot with Kim Kardashian reprising Taylor's most iconic role: Cleopatra.  And, again, "whatever," anyone can dress up like Cleopatra . . . but Harper's let Kim pose in one of Elizabeth Taylor's original Cleopatra robes.  I mean, have you no respect?  You're draping these perfectly Taylored (see what I did there?) costumes of a true Hollywood legend on a woman who had Ray J inside herHarper's, that's not what people meant when they said Elizabeth Taylor had "raw" talent.

Then, a few weeks ago,  my good friend Erica sent me this picture:

What's so outrageous, you ask?  Well, let's just take a quick look at the opening scene of the 1959 movie version of Tennesee William's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman:

It's like the same exact outfit, y'all!! Apparently Kardashian was shooting an advertisement for her new perfume, which is probably called "Ha ha, I'm rich. Doesn't that piss you off?"  Now that Taylor is dead, we can be sure she's rolling over in her grave.  Come on, everyone who made this happen, can't we find anyone less appallingly talentless and vapid to approximate the great Elizabeth Taylor?  Maybe someone who is more likely to have ever seen Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, or to have not filmed Ray J while he was inside her (have I mentioned this?). Is it too much to ask? 

I swear, if Kim Kardashian gets a guest spot on Mad Men, I think I'll explode.
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August 22, 2011 at 10:18 AM delete

Love this! Thanks for the shoutout too. She may be able to wear Elizabeth's exact same outfit and look ok in it, but her Kris Humphries (new husband) is NO Paul Newman. Taylor 1, Kardashian -1000.

Alison's Mom
August 22, 2011 at 10:25 AM delete

Do you think she'll freak out over your Blog?

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August 22, 2011 at 1:06 PM delete

Warning: Mom alert. Please censor Ray-J comments.

August 23, 2011 at 9:21 AM delete

The pic of Kim in the "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" attire makes me apoplectic.

Also, Ray J PEED on her in that tape. PEED. ON. HER. Gross. Why is she even famous?!


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