UghyouguysImsoannoyed. Sometimes media outlets take a slow news day and turn it into what they consider clickable gold. I just consider it irritating.
The imaged scene: Elle.com AM pitch meeting.
The mood: Fraught as no one’s had a good story idea since Will and Kate got engaged #clickbait.
Boss: “Right, who’s got something that will draw readers in, regardless of the content’s relevancy or quality?”
Tired Editor: “Well, Kim Kardashian just went to Australia will Kanye West and their daughter, North, and Kate Middleton was there in April with Prince William and their son, Prince George. ”
Tired Editor: “Um, maybe we could draw fashion similarities and refer to Kim Kardashian as some form of royalty.”
Boss: “Brilliant. Just come up with photos of them wearing the same color. That’s pretty much where the similarity ends.”
Tired Editor: “Neat. No one will mind that I call them both royalty. It’ll be fine.”
“Who am I being compared to? The one with the saucy video and the plump backside?”
The result: A rundown of West and Kardashian’s time in Australia, which was spent taking selfies, pouting in way-too-tiny ensembles and staring at the ground while making their way to a private car/luxury boutique/fan meet-and-greet. The similarities between their trip and that of the Cambridges is enough to convince you that they might as well be spirit animals.
“The working vacay reminded us of another husband-wife Down Under adventure: Kate Middleton and Prince William’s royal tour of Australia and New Zealand back in the spring,” Elle wrote.
“So, since we’re dealing with two different types of fashion royalty, it seemed only natural to compare the two’s best style moments.
“#Casual” was the caption for this modest Instagram.
Nope. Nope, shut it down. Shut that sh*t down and put Kardashian right back where she belongs: On the other side of the spectrum, far away from the fairy tale aura, composure and tact that is Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
These girls feels me:
— Kate Cambridge Fans (@RoyallyKate) September 19, 2014
— Chloe DeWitt (@cdew1679) September 19, 2014
— Hollywood Woman (@HWoodWoman323) September 19, 2014
Watch the slideshow here, and do leave a comment so we can commiserate.