It’s hard to say which fact about Kim Kardashian annoys the MidEast kingdoms more, her skeeviness or her support for Israel. The latter is the safer way to bet.
Kardashian, the curvy beauty who shot to prominence after an infamous sex tape of her emerged in 2007, is in Kuwait and will also visit Bahrain to launch a pair of Millions of Milkshakes franchises in malls.
What will Michelle Obama say about that?
‘Her values clash with our traditions as a religiously committed people,’ Mohammad Al Tabtabai, a Kuwaiti preacher, told the Gulf News. ‘Her visit could help spread vice among our youth.’
In neighbouring Bahrain, *conservative lawmakers blasted the reality TV star and tried to keep her out of the island nation, arguing that she is ‘an actress with an extremely bad reputation’.
But the deeply conservative and religious nations may not offer her a warm welcome because of controversies surrounding the x-rated video, her short-lived marriage to NBA star Kris Humphries and a recent furore over her tweets supporting the people of Israel during the recent conflict with Palestine.
Someone needs to get their facts right. Kim Kardashian is not an actress.
She might, however, be a subversive weapon against the Islamist despots.
*The media loves to use the term “conservative” as an umbrella to describe anyone from the Islamists who dominate the MidEast to the Communists who fought against Boris Yeltsin back in the 1990s. In this context, it has nothing to do with US conservatives, but expect some idiot liberals to conflate the terms anyway.