President Obama Slams Kim Kardashian, Shift in Celebrity-Based Culture

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Kim Kardashian may want to remain in hiding a bit longer. The leader of the free world just took shots at her and Kanye West.

Sort of.

In remarks made in front of Amazon employees in Chattanooga last week, President Obama used Kim and Kanye as examples of a "shift in culture" that is poisoning today's youth and altering The American Dream.

  • President Obama at the Mic
  • Kim Kardashian and Kanye K.

Obama argued that a few years back "kids weren't monitoring every day what Kim Kardashian was wearing, or where Kanye West was going on vacation, and thinking that somehow that was the mark of success.”

The President added:

"There has been a shift in culture. We weren't exposed to the things we didn't have in the same way that kids these days are... There was not that window into the lifestyles of the rich and famous."

In other words: perhaps it's not healthy for young people - who follow Kim Kardashian on Twitter and think they are totally her best friend - to know that Kim and Kanye allegedly spent $767K on gold plated toilets.

And it's especially unhealthy when one considers just how Kim got famous enough to afford such items (we're looking at you, Kim Kardashian sex tape!).

Obama noted that he and wife Michelle are "constantly reminding Malia and Sasha of the slightly unreal environment that they're in - and that that's not the norm," while it seems unlikely Kris Jenner is ensuring her children are equally well grounded.

This isn't the first time the President has called out Kanye. He was caught referring to West as a jackass a couple years ago.

What do you think of these comments? Are they accurate? Off base? Inappropriate? Spot on? Watch the following video for more and sound off now!

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Just let dem be.They aren't forcin anyone to follow dem or seekin attention from Mr president shud finsh the problem in white house and learn hw to train his children in a rite way not usin the lives of other pple to give example.Kim and kanye are adult and are responsible for their actions he shud respect himself and his office and stop calin dem names.

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@ Anna+michael

Congratulations, you have surpassed Kim, Kanye and the whole Kardashian clan as the shining example of what is wrong with our society. - See more at: http://www.thehollywoodgossip....

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@ Anna+michael

Learn how to spell you jackass.

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@ Kitty+Slug

Congratulations, you have surpassed Kim, Kanye and the whole Kardashian clan as the shining example of what is wrong with our society.

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@ I really understand
U STFU u Scab. I didnt ask u ur opinion and don't gave a Damn about ur thoughts. My comment is mine and does not have to be in line with anything u think or feel U Parasite

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I like President Obama and I voted for him but as the President I don't think he should be taking the time to comment on Celebrities with so many other things going on in the U.S. I wish this "War" of words between him and Kanye would stop. I was wondering how long it would take President Obama to respond to Kanye saying "F the President" back in February cuz Kanye is probably still mad Obama called him an "Ass." I just wish they would stop disrespecting each other

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@ jules

To be honest he got my respect today. Today I seen a man of heart and integrity worried about how our children view what's moral. I voted for him once and not the 2nd time. But he's right our morals and what are children are being told in ok ...isn't

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@ lynn

President Obama got ur respect talking about celebrities when we are under one of the largest terrorist threats since 9/11. President Obama is my president not apart of the Star magazine gossip column. I guess we know whats important to u

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@ jules

I really don't give a damn about your opinion but I will share this. Obama doesn't deserve respect. Yeah- he calls Out KK but for him to speak (for the 1st time) on security issues on a talk show is tacky- just like you are. Obama is a joke and you can't get past it! You see how Lynn is???? I see how you are with your minority based vote. It's people like your scabby ass that keeps america down and I'm sure your kids will inherit the same trait. Why don't you get a freaking job and get off the Government TIT!

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@ jules

Yes- please stop with the lack of respect. I guess it was ok for Obama to come out and talk about the injustice of Trayvon but it's just down right ugly to trade licks with such as (contribution) to society as that stupid looking west.

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I agree with the Prez.

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As an American I can say for the 1st time since Obama has attempted to come across as a real President, I can agree with him. They are in a word--- Shit! Kanye is nothing but a 14K Nigger. Kim is someone that has Bullshitted her way through life and if you look at her resume, she used everyone she's come in contact with. Her mother should carry a jewel studded Pimp Cup around with her. They are the worst excuse in the world to pattern oneself after. to have any teenager with the hope of a dignified future to watch this trash is child abuse.

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@ Stan

Agree with stan the man. I was proud of him today

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@ Stan

I can agree to a point, there is NO excuse on either side to call anyone a derogatory name.

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@ Trudy

And Trudy- there is no excuse to not call it what it is! This turning the other cheek, this attitude that says "let's see who said it, before we make a decision if it's wrong" is bullshit. All these rappers that talk about fu*king Ho's and whipping a Ho's ass then those same useless excuse for a human being will stand up and point out society's misgivings is also bullshit. This Political correctness that so many of you cherish is used for nothing more than a free pass to poison the YOUTH each and every day! A prime example is the "Stop and frisk" in NYC! Violent crime is down because of it but OHHH MY HEAVENS- this can't go on because we are stopping to many minorities! Pretending that everyone is commiting these acts equally is Bullshit! Until people call out these so called stars like Jay Z, Kanye West, Kim K and so many more then you can expect the youth of society to fall thru the cracks as the so called stars make money by pretending they understand the worlds pain! Again- BULLSHIT!

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@ Stan

you are one sided. why men have mistreated their women a lot longer than any rapper. so stop pretending. they sure rap about it, but white men sure LOVE to beat their wives, or fuck little boys. yea your white race is SOOOooo much better. you're the nigger.

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