The Kardashian Klan is polarizing. That isn’t new, but Cosmopolitan’s new cover, showcasing the reality TV family, really bothers America.
The magazine put the Kardashian and Jenner women on their 50th anniversary cover. The November issue touts getting sisters Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, Kendall and Kylie, and mom Kris, in a formal photograph, the only one in the last four years. Cosmo promises a photo spread of the women and the tale of their success story.
It’s the cover caption that’s upsetting readers. Editors call the Kardashians and Jenners “America’s First Family." While Kim's husband Kanye West has declared he’ll run for President, many readers aren’t happy that the magazine compared the entertainment family to the Obamas.
According to USA Today, Cosmo wrote in a statement, “We are teasing!” Spokeswoman Lauren Demitry also wrote, “They are a huge cultural phenomenon. What we do know is there is nothing like the cover of a magazine to provoke a national conversation."
Still, Twitter isn’t having it:
— joanna coles (@JoannaColes) October 5, 2015
— Ken Simon (@KenSimonSays) October 5, 2015
— Nawty Hawty (@NawtyHawty) October 5, 2015
— TAS (@CigarDaisy311) October 5, 2015
— Anna Marie (@herndon_a) October 5, 2015
We love our First Family. pic.twitter.com/dPFzr4nQQM
— EBONY MAGAZINE (@EBONYMag) October 5, 2015
— Eric Wolfson (@EricWolfson) October 5, 2015
The Kardashians are Americas first family ? …. Oh. pic.twitter.com/61KZMTQOgX
— Johnny Boy ☮ (@JohnTheFame) October 5, 2015
NOBODY at @Cosmopolitan was like "hey you guys. Let's NOT call the Kardashians America's First Family. Because: Obamas." Nobody? Bueller??
— Awesomely Luvvie (@Luvvie) October 5, 2015
— Victoria J. (@thecapitalv) October 5, 2015
I'm ashamed for America that they are quoted as "America's first family" gtfo of here with that bs https://t.co/YPHTjjQzny
— emily joy stewart (@J0Y2theworld) October 5, 2015