So nearly every news and media outlet has reported on the birthday party of Kylie Jenner’s 2 year old daughter this week, and the hype has been real.
The lavish party came with a warehouse full of amusement rides, sweets, activities and was completed with a scattering of huge inflatable faces of her daughter. (See below)
Anyway, I’m really not here to bash the kardashians, or their kids, at all. I have to admit I am no stranger to Keeping Up With The Kardashians and they have provided us with some very quotable content (Kim there’s people that are dying.)
What I really want to criticise though, is the media hype around such lavishness and outright excess. Let’s not forget, this was a party for a two year old child, who will most likely barely remember any of it. The resources and money that were pumped into this are extreme and instead of criticising, or even just ignoring its absurdity…as a society we give it attention and celebrate it.
I don’t care what any person chooses to spend their money on, but I do care that society and the media think it is of extreme importance to showcase these lavish lifestyles and hold them up as something we should aspire to.
It is very apparent where we are at as a society when events like this are so widely reported on. I believe it is a solid reflection of the Instagram curated semi reality we all live in now. As a disclaimer I’m not projecting a holier than thou attitude. Trust me when I say I’m as down the Instagram rabbit hole as anyone else (que picture of me “candidly” drinking coffee and staring out the nearest window at @aoifssss) (was that a shameless Instagram plug?) (Me? neverrrrr.) However, I do believe at some point we have to stop blurring the lines between what is real and what is manufactured. We have to start learning what really is important and what is not again…
And I think taking time out to celebrate a 10ft blow up face of Kylie Jenner’s two year old daughter, definitely is not.