Kim Kardashian has never hidden the fact that she loves being the center of attention, but fans are creeped out by how much The Kardashians star adores the spotlight. Kim has mentioned several times that she always planned to be a star when she was a child. There’s even a home video of Kim from her eighth-grade graduation floating around on the internet where the reality TV star asks her friends and family to remember her when she’s famous. The star dedicated a lot of her time to becoming who she is today, including hanging out with Paris Hilton and following her blueprint for fame and fortune.
It wasn’t long before Kim Kardashian had her own sex tape leaked and starred in her own reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians, which gave her the star status she always dreamed of. Clearly, being a reality TV star wasn’t enough, so Kim kept growing her brand. With help from ex-husband Kanye West, Kim became a fashion icon, who now works as the brand ambassador for Balenciaga. The star has also conquered the makeup industry with KKW Beauty, shapewear with SKIMS, and is just now dipping her toes into the skincare world with SKKN.
However, as The Kardashians star’s fame grows, fans are wondering if her desire for stardom is concerning. Reddit user wander321 seems to think so. The fan pointed out that Kim has a very “artificial” appearance as she’s had a lot of cosmetic surgeries to obtain her iconic figure and recognizable face. They also compared Kim’s behavior to a robot, referencing her calling the paparazzi on herself and doing anything to stay relevant. “She is like the only A-list celebrity that wants more fame,” the fan said of Kim, also suggesting the business mogul would probably sell her children if it would bring her more fame and money.
One fan even compared Kim to the narcissistic psychopath main character in American Psycho. The fan recited Patrick Bateman’s opening monologue in the film but filled in his name with Kim’s. Other fans pointed out that the apple doesn’t fall far from the momager tree, and Kim probably inherited her hunger for fame from Kris Jenner. “I often feel a twisted empathy for the Karjenner siblings, including Kim, because it seems like they had no option. This is what their mother raised and trained them to do, and it would be very hard to break out from such a pattern…” one fan wrote. This wouldn’t be the first time fans have blamed Kris for her children’s issues, as many believe she critiqued their bodies growing up and caused them to have body dysmorphia.
Kim is not the only child who grew up dreaming of being world-famous, and she’s certainly not the only child who made those dreams come true. However, these days a lot of celebrities who have had their moments in the spotlight are living a more private life. Superstar Taylor Swift is rarely caught by the paparazzi and only steps into the spotlight when she’s promoting a creative project. The same seems to be the case for singer Ariana Grande and actors like Leonardo DiCaprio. Kim, on the other hand, can’t seem to get enough of the camera flashes. The main reason celebrities prioritize their privacy is for their own mental well-being, and being at Kardashian levels of fame can not possibly be healthy. Maybe fans have a right to be alarmed by The Kardashians star’s obsession with the spotlight.