I could barely type that title with a straight face. Yes, you read that right. Kim Kardashian is heading off to the Middle East next week for two Millions of Milkshakes store openings and plans to meet up with local political leaders to get some schooling on deep issues. Like bigger issues than which self-portrait to send out on Instagram to your five million adoring followers. Or sharing how awesome your side-part is today. Or the dolphin in your backyard.
Kim is heading to Kuwait and Bahrain next week and is hoping to learn a little about the unrest in the Middle East – in between her appearances at Millions of Milkshakes. A "source close to Kim" (on TMZ this is code for Kris Jenner) tells the site, "Kim wants to be as informed as possible … so she can use her celebrity to help those in need and raise awareness about important issues in the area."
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So, to achieve this, she has reportedly set up meetings with local leaders in both countries. And don't worry, Kimmie fans – she has hired a security squad to protect her while she's there.
Look, I have nothing against anyone who wants to learn more about what's going on in the world, but I'm so tired of this. Kim may be a successful business woman, but she IS a reality TV star. Own it. Do not go over there, talk to a few political people and get a crib-notes course in something so serious and then come home to Tweet out vapid bullshit to your followers, pretending to be completely transformed by this amazing trip that enlightened you on the unrest of the world. You'll be back to Tweeting half naked photos of yourself in thousand dollar shoes the next day.
Sorry for ranting, but I have zero patience with celebs who try to act like some high authority on important issues (political unrest, etc.). Kim hasn't done this yet, but you know it's coming. Unless she sees the light and suddenly dedicates her life to making the world a better place, do not Tweet about it. Just soak up the knowledge and KEEP researching for your own personal growth, not to spew out at the rest of us. There's nothing wrong with raising awareness for important causes, but some should just stick to entertainment.
Photo Credit: Kim's Twitter