Kim Kardashian may have become rich and famous mostly because she let Ray J stick his penis inside of her while a camera rolled, but the reality star is here to make one thing very clear:
SHE's the one who let Ray J stick his penis inside of HER.
In other words: Kim deserves all the credit for this savvy marketing move, thank you very much!
The topic of whether Kardashian and her siblings deserve the riches that continue to pour in due to their own actions or their own luck in life is a relevant one at the moment.
Because Forbes recently featured Kylie Jenner on its cover and declared that the 20-year old businesswoman is on the verge of becoming "the youngest-ever self-made billionaire."
It said this.
See for yourself:
This is actually not the first time that Jenner has been associated with the B-Word as a result of her company, Kylie Cosmetics, but it is the first time a national publication has declared her to be "self-made."
As you can imagine, quite a few people out there have taken issue with the designation, considering Jenner was born into a mega-wealthy family and would never have been in a position to start her own beauty brand if Kim hadn't banged Ray J.
It's circuitous, but it's true.
Here's a look at just some of the backlash that has come Kylie's way:
With all this as the preamble, it's time to find out what Kim has said in her sister's defense and in her family's defense.
"I really didn’t get it, because she is 'self-made' - we are all 'self-made,'" Kardashian told Refinery29, adding in some anger:
"What, because we came from a family that has had success? To me, that doesn't really make sense."
Kylie started on third base in the Majors and Forbes is now making it sound like she crossed home plate after starting in the dugout in Single A ball.
"I know so many people like that [who] haven't turned out to be as successful as Kylie."If anything, I've seen the complete opposite," Kim continued, giving Kylie credit for taking "an insecurity of hers and [figuring] out how to make a really successful business off of it."
That's actually fair.
Plenty of young men and women born into wealth just sit back lazily and do nothing with their advantages in life.
Kylie, instead, turned her whole lip filler thing into a huge business.
"Me, Kylie, not one [of the siblings] has ever depended on our parents for anything besides advice," Kim said, making a little less sense now and concluding:
"That’s how I lived my life with my dad [Robert Kardashian]. He never gave me anything. We might have the opportunity, but I’ve seen it go the complete opposite way.
"Nobody works harder than my sisters and my mom."
This, of course, is when Kardashian loses the thread and the argument.
LOTS of people out there work harder than Kim, her sisters and their mother.
There are single parents out there with three jobs in order to make things work.
Kim made some decent points in this interview, but she has to pump the brakes a little bit.
Yes, Kylie and company do work to earn their money.
But they were also given untold advantages the milisecond they were born and they'd be well-served to recognize those in public moving forward.