Jennifer Aniston Reveals How She Really Feels About Kim Kardashian

jennifer anistonWhen Jennifer Aniston says something, she has to accept the reality that it may be completely misconstrued or misquoted, taken out of context, or repeated until nothing exists on this planet except for cockroaches and Peeps. That's just how it is. So, of course, ears perked up when she shared how she feels about Kim Kardashian in photographer Kevin Mazur's new documentary $ellebrity, which chronicles what it's like living in the public eye and features other A-listers like Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Salma Hayek, Sheryl Crow, and Elton John.

So what did one of Hollywood's most bankable stars have to say about Kim, one of Hollywood's most controversial reality stars? "There's nothing wrong with Kim Kardashian and all those people. If that's how they choose to make a living, more power to them." Uh huh ... But she was quick to add, "My line of work is different. I want to entertain people." Sounds a wee bit passive-aggressive to me!

Because while that is all well and good that Jen's "line of work" has to do with entertaining us, how exactly is that different than what "Kim Kardashian and all those people" are doing? Isn't reality TV -- and all the bells and whistles that go with it, the tabloids, the product lines, everything Kardashian-branded, etc. -- entertainment, as well? Isn't it just a different form of entertainment than what Jen does? 

I rarely defend Kim, because I do believe she's ridiculous, and it's absurd that we're catering to someone like her who, as Oprah pointed out, is devoid of a solid TALENT and is basically famous for, well, being famous (and a sham marriage and a sex tape). But at the same time, I'm all about being open-minded and realizing that plenty of people are entertained by Kim and Co. Just as -- or maybe even more! -- entertained than when they watch Wanderlust or Just Go With It or Friends. Not to mention that, hey, Kim gets points for being a cultural phenomenon. For better or worse!

Ultimately, Jen wasn't being (all that) judgmental and probably really does have a "live and let live" attitude about the Kardashians. But on the whole, I don't think legit actresses like her "get" someone like Kim. They didn't sign up to have cameras following them around 24/7, and they couldn't possibly understand why someone would. But obviously plenty of people have chosen that path -- and that's okay. To each their own.

What do you think of Jen's thoughts on Kim? Do you think she "gets" the Kardashian phenomenon?


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dirti... dirtiekittie

but if she had said something snarky like "oh she's trashy" we'd be all over it calling Jennifer Anniston all kinds of names for judging people. yet here you are, judging her for trying to say as nicely as possible "we are not in the same league".

and if this offends you on behalf of kim k because you think they're in the same league, i'm afraid you're mistaken. they really are not. 

mleil... mleilanim

I think she hit the nail on the head.

nonmember avatar madoctopus

seriously?! comparing jen aniston to kim kardashian? i can watch reruns of friends 1000 times over than watch kim's reality show even once....! she may not get a lot of work these days....but she'a a damn entertaining actress. And she'a fantastic actress, specially when it comes to comedy. which happens to be a very difficult genre. Even taking their names in the same sentence is an insult to Aniston and all those people who make a living out of their talents


I think the writer sounds passive aggressive

cleig... cleigh717

If I was a famous actress who tried to "make it" for yrs in the industry and finally became a household name I would resent ppl like kim k. She's famous bc of timing and she already had a rich and well-known family in the industry. Sure in the annals of reality stars the kardashians set a bar. But ultimately they didn't have to work for their fame it was handed to them and they were well off before the show aired. Now they r extremely extremely extremely weathly bc they know how to brand themeselves. Maybe that's why beyonce doesn't have much respect for kim. Why wud she? She didn't have to work to be where she is or for the money that she has.

Jeff Cowell

Money does not breed class.

melad... meladyvee

I like Jennifer Anniston: I always have. I don't like Kim K or her family. But, EVERYONE is entitled to their opinions. It doesn't make sense to bash one person and not the other, because people have strong opinions about both ladies' talents--or lack thereof. Friends was the most white-washed, corny comedy that I ever did see. As a black woman, it never appealed to me personally--but I did watch it occasionally for a laugh. I feel the same way about The Kardashian shows. I *naturally* have T & A so I'm not impressed with Kim's. But some people are, and I reluctantly admit that the few times I saw their show, there were some funny moments. To each his or her own.

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