Pop Style Opinionfest: AOC, Kim Kardashian and the Shifting Sands of Celebrity Culture

Posted on October 30, 2020

Kittens, two very different women wielded the trappings of wealth in two very different ways this week and the outcry against both of them was illuminating and shows how much the sands are shifting in the worlds of celebrity culture and politics.
First, political superstar Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had the nerve to allow herself to be interviewed and photographed for Vanity Fair magazine.

 

To no one’s surprise, folks got all het up over it, choosing to focus on the dollar value of the borrowed fashion pieces she wore for the photo shoot.

Next, Kim Kardashian got back on her bullshit again:

 

In this week’s podcast, we compare and contrast the approaches of both women to how they wield celebrity power and political power, why the response to Kim Kardashian was such a surprise to us, and the many ways in which the critics of AOC’s use of fashion and celebrity are so very wrong and short-sighted.

 

Heady but also frivolous stuff! Pretty much the conversational sweet spot of your not-so-humble hosts. Thank you for listening once again, darlings!

[Photo Credit: Hahn Lione/ABACA/INSTARimages.com, Jason Mendez/startraksphoto.com, Tyler Mitchell/Vanity Fair Magazine]

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