So many people out there are obsessing over the Kardashians and I’m over here getting sucked into Star Trek Next Generation learning about the shady Cardassians.
I’m all about pop culture; after all I did study communications in university, so I can appreciate how the Kardashians have built a mega brand. I understand that people see them as icons in so many regards, but on a personal level I just don’t see a connection to their fame. Then again, I have never been one to be utterly fascinated by celebrities.
A couple summers ago, my best friend and I were in NYC. We went to Bryant Park only to discover Rafael Nadal participating in a promotional event. I was definitely pleased to see him there as he is my favourite athlete and I have a great deal of respect for him. My friend couldn’t believe that I wasn’t freaking out with excitement and wanting to get closer to him. I had no troubles admiring him from a far and enjoying the event. I enjoyed the moment but at the end of the day, he is a human who deserves respect and was simply doing his job.
What I am trying to get to is that I find it so interesting that society sees normalcy people who obsess over celebrities such as the Kardashians and poke fun at people who are interested in more “nerdy” forms of pop culture such as Star Trek.
I was never into the series until about a year ago. It is one of my boyfriend’s favourite shows and I started to watch it with him. The series explores so many important issues such as race, gender, sexuality, and humanism. It is very fascinating and I love how it makes me think and observe things in ways which I had never before.
I am not trying to demean individuals who enjoy different versions of pop culture such as the Kardashians; I am simply trying to understand why certain elements are so much more acceptable and celebrated.