Kardashians Don’t Belong on Barbara Walters’ Most Fascinating List

kardashiansWell, it's that time of year again. No, I'm not talking about Christmas, or Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, or anything else that involves food. I'm talking about Barbara Walters' classic end-of-year "Most Fascinating People" special.

So, who made the cut for 2011? Let's see, there's Derek Jeter, Simon Cowell, Donald Trump, Katy Perry, Modern Family actors Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stone Street, and of course, Pippa Middleton and the Kardashian family.

Guess Babs never got that memo on boycotting all things Kardashian.


Here's the thing. I get that the Kardashians are super relevant and their faces are plastered all over anything and everything, but ... they've been super relevant and their faces have been plastered all over anything and everything for a while. Why now? Why after the insulting joke that was Kim's less-than-three-month "fairytale" marriage? Why after what seems like an eternity of watching their every laugh, burp, and fart? Why after virtually all of them have some sort of spin-off or other show they're on? That's not fascinating. In fact, it's the opposite of fascinating. It's balls-to-the-wall, no-stone-unturned overexposure.

Pippa Middleton, on the other hand, is somebody who could be classified as fascinating. I know, I know, I'm partial to her, but hear me out. Duchess Catherine's younger sister virtually came out of nowhere and took the world by storm. Ever since the royal wedding, her every outfit, man friend, and move have been documented; she's received all sorts of strange, lucrative offers; and she's yet to open her mouth to the public. That's intriguing. That's fascinating.

I'm disappointed in Barbara's decision to include the Kardashians in this year's list. Last year would have been one thing. But this was definitely not the year to classify the Kardashians as "fascinating."

Do you consider the Kardashians fascinating? Do you approve of the list?

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