While Kim Kardashian has walked into a lot of good things, a Hollywood Walk Of Fame star is one thing money cannot buy.
The debate over whether Kim Kardashian deserves a star on the famed path honoring Tinseltown’s luminaries began when baby daddy Kanye West told Jimmy Kimmel that Kim’s lack of recognition on the “walk” was a grievous oversight.
Kardashian rose to fame first by being friends with then more-famous Paris Hilton, herself “famous for being famous.” The pair and their ilk ushered in an era of celebrity involving people who merely lived more expensive lives than most, and who attracted attention for their ostentatious lifestyles.
Kim went on to star in Keeping Up With The Kardashians, a show that details the rich-girl lives of her, her sisters, and mom Kris Jenner. Not much acting in the traditional sense is involved — which is why the people who make those decisions say “no way” to giving Kim the Hollywood honor.
Walk of Fame spokeswoman Ana Martinez told the New York Daily News that they have nothing against Kim Kardashian — she simply just doesn’t have any qualifying talents. Martinez explained of the Kardashian crew:
“They’re not giving a performance, it’s just them going through their daily lives and rituals on TV. We honor people who’ve acted in or directed or produced an award-winning show or film. And it’s the same with music, people who maybe have gold records.”
Burn. Of the reality genre, Martinez adds:
“We don’t have reality stars on the Walk of Fame… We don’t have a category for it. We’re happy to consider reality stars once they get nominated for, or win, an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar. We’ll consider them when they’re legitimate actors or singers.”
Wait, wait wait! She also said:
“I know [Kanye] loves [Kim], and it’s all very sweet. But she doesn’t qualify. I hate to say it, but a lot of people just don’t like her. No one has ever nominated her.”
Do you think Kim Kardashian has done enough to get a Hollywood Walk Of Fame star, or should those be reserved for standard actors and musicians?