Kim Kardashian?s IMDB Bio Goes Viral, Author Calls Her ?Emblematic Of The Shallowness Of American Culture?

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on May 15 2012 8:27 PM
Kim Kardashian
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Kim Kardashian probably did not approve the bio written about her on IMDB, the world's most popular Internet movie database that compiles information related to movies, television programs, actors and more. But that did not stop author Jon C. Hopwood from typing out a snarky profile of Ms. Kardashian, revealing that he has a real talent for detailing the socio-economic patterns visible in Kardashian's talentless rise to fame in America as well as for sarcasm. 

The author of the Kim Kardashian IMDB bio might be a relatively unknown IMDB contributor, but he gained a sort of online celebrity after the bio went viral. The IMDB profile referenced in this article has disappeared, but Uproxx grabbed a screenshot before it was too late. Click the link to view and read the entire post. 

The IMDB bio written about the 31-year-old reality television diva reads like most other biographies, featuring a summary of Kardashian's character, highlights of her best work and a description of how she fits into the broader social spectrum.

But, unlike most other biographies, Kim Kardashian's is scathing.

The first paragraph takes jabs at Kardashian's seemingly pointless celebrity and her sex-tape-making comrades 

Kim Kardashian is emblematic of the shallowness of American culture in the first two decades of the new millennium. While some cultural critics call her the prime avatar of the 'famous for being famous' faux celebrity crowd, she along with Paris Hilton is a new breed of cat whose celebrity comes from the release of a sex tape and the canny exploitation of the resulting publicity. Like her good friend Miss Hilton (their relationship predates Kim's celebrity, Kardashian is possessed of photogenic good looks but is short of any other discernible talents outside of the bedroom. Both expanded their celebrity by becoming reality TV 'stars.'

The second paragraph of the bio makes a correlation between Kim Kardashian and the most popular 1970s porn actor and star of Deep Throat, Harry Reems.

Porn pioneer Harry Reems has commented how surprised he is at how porn stars like Jenna Jameson are accepted now in mainstream culture. His life was ruined by his participation in porn in its Golden Years. As for Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian, the release (accidental or not-so-accidental) of boudoir tapes didn't result in shame but celebration. America like ancient Rome seems to have shuffled off the moral coil of virtue of the Republic and is now enjoying its Imperial self in an orgy of ignominy. It's always more fun on the toboggan ride down the hill than it was schlepping up it in the first place.

The IMDB bio goes on to reference how Hollywood professionals view Kardashian. It includes quotes from actor Daniel Craig (You see that and you think, 'What, you mean all I have to do is behave like a f---ing idiot on television and then you'll pay me millions?'), Jon Hamm (Whether it's Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated. Being a f---ing idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you're rewarded significantly) and Jonah Hill (The fact that the Kardashians could be more popular than a show like 'Mad Men' is disgusting).

Finally, the author of the bio concludes with a jab at Kardashian, President Obama and American culture all at once.

In the decadence that is America of the $15-trillion deficit and no serious plans from either party for a solution to the economic problems of the 'Great Recession,' Kim Kardashian is welcomed to her second White House Correspondents Association Dinner in Washington, D.C. in 2012 and made fun of not only by host Jimmy Kimmel but by the President of the United States, Barack Obama, himself and laughs merrily at the merriment.

Boom. Roasted. 

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