The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is a big deal. The president hosts a group of important media personnel to celebrate with the political elite without the normal tension that exists between the two groups. This year Kendall Jenner will be in attendance, and I really don’t want to hear about anyone who has a problem with it.
Before you start to argue, I know what you’re going to say. The Kardashians and Jenners are talentless, slutty girls desperate for attention.
Except, they’re not.
They’re businesswomen who created an empire out of nothing. Kourtney, Kim, Khloé and Kylie have all been in committed relationships for the majority of the past few years (at least). And OK, they like to pose naked and most of the time that gives them a lot of attention that they probably enjoy. If I looked like any of them, I’d live in a house made of mirrors and never wear clothes. But that’s neither here nor there.
What I think is important to remember is that Jenner doesn’t deserve any of these labels. She’s worked her butt off establishing a successful modeling career, tries to avoid any extra attention and doesn’t act out in any way. Also, the POTUS wants her to join him at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. None of us have ever been invited to that and we’ve been on our best behavior.
The thing that bothers me most about the Kardashian hate train is that it lumps an entire family of individuals together without giving anyone a chance. You disagree with one action made by one family member and suddenly they’re all terrible people. Where’s the compassion? Where’s the understanding? Why are we always so quick to lump people into categories based on something they can’t change, like the family they were born into?
I’m not saying they’re perfect. I’m not even saying that Jenner should definitely be included at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. All I’m saying is we need to ease up on the unfounded hate.