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.

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Full Name
Kimberly Noel Kardashian

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