It’s fair to say that there has recently been a pretty huge shift in the way that people approach the concept of celebrity, with relatability slowly becoming one of the key attributes for success.
And even the Beckhams have cottoned onto the appeal of presenting themselves as everyday people behind closed doors, with David Beckham’s recent Netflix docuseries, Beckham, showing him painstakingly cleaning every inch of the family’s home himself and even playfully calling out his wife, Victoria Beckham, for her childhood wealth.
Later that same year, Kim was branded “delusional” when she shot down the suggestion that her family has fueled body image insecurities among the general population, vehemently insisting that her look is “attainable” by everyday people.
After all of this, it's perhaps unsurprising that Kim’s latest TikTok has rubbed many people the wrong way. In it, the star jumps at the opportunity to take part in the recent “of course” trend that has been dominating the app.
“I’m Kim Kardashian,” she begins. “Of course I have all my magazine covers covering my walls.” But the “of courses” soon become more and more extravagant, with Kim showing off her huge on-site glam room, which includes a mannequin that has been custom made to her measurements, a wall of ginormous TV screens that constantly play all of her past beauty campaigns, and 3D models of her brain and her private plane.
She then shows off her on-site ultraviolet tanning bed, telling viewers, “I’m Kim Kardashian, of course I have a tanning bed and a red light bed in my office.”
“It’s not the 2010s IG influencer era anymore,” another agreed. “This is just gonna piss ppl off / The Kardashians are so out of touch.”
“Forget the vulgarity and the absurd wealth for a second (and not longer), it's just so tasteless and bizarre. Money is completely wasted on the rich,” somebody else wrote.
“Does Kim think that this is quirky or funny?” one more asked. “There are people dying in wars and most people are struggling to survive because of inflation and she’s flexing her wealth. How ignorant can you be?”
“hilarious that she thinks she just convinced us to give her more money at the end,” another tweeted.
“Isn't the point of this trend that it's supposed to be relatable? Lol who wants to see Kim Kardashian flex in this day and age?” one more queried.
“I don’t think she’s trying to be relatable here. She’s not relatable she’s Kim K… that’s the point,” somebody else agreed.