The cutting edge of print journalism that is Cosmopolitan labeled the Kardashians as “America’s First Family” on the cover of its 50th anniversary issue in November. Needless to say, America (i.e. Twitter) does not agree with this sentiment, and has taken it upon itself to educate the half-a-century-old magazine.
According to Uproxx, 16 pages of next month’s issue are dedicated to the family clan made famous by sisters Kim and Khloe‘s exploits in reality television, smartphone apps, and many, many other business endeavors. At this point, the Kardashian family is no longer a family — it’s a brand.
Whether or not this qualifies them as “America’s First Family,” however, remains to be seen. Especially since the phrase is generally reserved for the sitting President of the United States and his or her family.
The Kardashians themselves are celebrating, of course:
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 5, 2015
Many are furious:
That Kardashian “America’s First Family” cover is just proving how garbage @Cosmopolitan is.
— Colin Burns (@ColinCBurns) October 5, 2015
@Cosmopolitan yall got some damn gall calling the kardashian/jenners “america’s first family” really?!?!? Fire your entire staff
— Jo (@J_Thought) October 5, 2015
America’s First Family doesn’t include a Kardashian or a Jenner… They are OBAMA’S!! Just… https://t.co/jxcczCZCSp
— Nina B. | God’s Girl (@NinaBrown) October 5, 2015
This is also why your editorial staff cannot be full of white girls. Or that one Black person who is afraid of losing her job.
— Awesomely Luvvie (@Luvvie) October 5, 2015
No word yet on what the anti-Kardashian Good Day Orlando anchor thinks about all this.
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