Modern Celebrity: Influence Over Opinion

Written By Alyssa Lynn - bostonbetch.com Alyssa is a true middle child and the definition of a Scorpio. Her passions include writing, fashion, digital marketing and social media. Facebook: BostonBlogger & Instagram: @singlebetch


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Although I am all for woman-empowerment, I am nauseated by any and all “mean girl” behavior that unfortunately still happens today. We're falling apart and all the internet can talk about are minuscule stories about the day to day of a Kardashian. No detail is too small.

I personally do not know much about the Kardashians, as I have never watched their show. However, today, if you are a human and can breathe, you know the Kardashian name. If you have a smartphone, you can't not hear about this family. We are the ones that are obsessing over plastic surgery, naked selfies, sex tapes, and what they eat for breakfast. Let me remind you, THEY ARE JUST PEOPLE . Whether you choose to follow the Kardashian bunch is your choice, but ask yourself what the true motivation is? What are you getting out of it? What are you watching and following?

Kim wanted fame so she made a sex tape. We now pay her millions to take photos and clothe her two year old with outfits that could pay off my student loans. We consume ourselves with what she is wearing, what she is eating, and what she is saying (which isn't much). When she posted her most recent naked photo to share with the world, she had an outpour of negative and positive reactions, naturally. Trying to remain objective, I couldn't help but feel disgusted by Kim's cyber-bullying as a way to deal with opinions different than her own. Regardless of the judgments made by others, she had a choice in how she chose to respond.

In particular, Chloe Grace Moretz stood out to me.

“I truly hope you realize how important setting goals are for young women, teaching them we have so much more to offer than just our bodies.”

Here you have a 19-year-old, far ahead of her time, kindly trying to shed some light on Kim Kardashian.

Kardashian later sniped back at the teen:

“Let's all welcome @ChloeGMoretz to twitter, since no one knows who she is. Your nylon cover is cute boo.”

Here you also have a 35 year old, unable to comprehend the advice of a 19-year-old, reciprocating with a malicious attitude accompanied by more stupidity.

Fast forward to a few weeks ago. As Kim shares a partial video of a conversation between Kanye West and Taylor Swift, the internet once again has promoted this as a trending topic.

Kim is married to Kanye West. This is someone who complained that Mark Zuckerberg wouldn't give him millions in order for him to “make a change.” Kanye West claims he has all of these amazing ideas to change the world and make it a better place. Of course, he wouldn't want to spend any of his own money because then he couldn't have had a $2.8 million wedding, or live in a $20 million home.

Backlash ensues as people talk about this unimportant topic that affects none of us.

Again, Chloe Grace Moretz speaks out and I can't help but want to praise and support her.

She tweets,

"Everyone in this industry needs to get their heads out of a hole and look around to realize what's ACTUALLY happening in the REAL WORLD. Stop wasting your voice on something so petulant and unimportant"

A Kardashian sister retaliates with,

Is this the a hole you're referring to @ChloeGMoretz ???

She includes a photo of someone who isn't Chloe with her backside exposed.

Again, more cyber bullying. Especially during a time where people are trying to come together and put a stop to violence, we have the nastiness of fame and fortune being spewed out to us through social media in the form of bullying.

If you want to support or obsess over the Kardashian name and flood them with more money, go for it. But bullying is wrong whether you are famous or not. Bringing someone down is cruel and certainly something I do not stand for. What do you stand for?

There are real heroes out there, people to look up to and people to admire. Soldiers, police officers, firefighters, teachers, survivors. There are a lot of stories out there, waiting to be told. Waiting to be heard. So in a world full of Kardashians, be you. We need you.