Kim Kardashian Doesn't Always Approve Kanye West's Posts, So Let's Not Blame Her For His Twitter Rants
Ending the show on a high note, the finale of Kocktails With Khloé aired on Wednesday night and featured two of my favorite Hollywood pairs — Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, as well as John Legend and Chrissy Teigen. During the episode, Khloé addressed West's Twitter rants and how the couple deals with social media. She first brought up Kim's nude selfies and how people may mistakenly think she posts them without her husband's permission. "Yeah, they thought it was so wild," Kim said, confirming that she checked with him first. Then, Khloé continued,
You guys run things by each other. When Kanye does his Twitter rants or whatever, you guys run things by each other, and I think that's super cool.
Not so fast, KoKo! Kim was quick to set the record straight about West's tweets, saying, "Sometimes." She then added a key word, "Lately." Hmmm, does this explain why his tweets have become pretty mellow? There are no rants that have made headlines in recent memory. Either way, this means that people can't blame Kim for any ridiculous things West has said; that's an unfair concept anyway, to blame women for the actions of their husbands. West did, however, recently post about how anytime he buys furniture, he makes sure Kim likes it first. When making a decision that affects their entire home, I think that makes sense. A 140-character tweet? Not so much.
Perhaps I'm overanalyzing Kimye's relationship, but I think it's interesting that they double-check with one another (or at least "lately" they do) before posting to their individual pages. On the one hand, it's respectful of these spouses to give the other a head's up and make sure they're OK with what they post on the Internet. At the same time, does Kim really need her husband to give her the go-ahead to post pictures of herself? Although she was critiqued for her naked selfies, that doesn't mean she has anything to be ashamed of, so she should be able to post what she wants online. As she wrote in her empowering essay afterwards, Kim's nude selfies were posted because she's proud of her body. She wrote,
I am empowered by my body. I am empowered by my sexuality. I am empowered by feeling comfortable in my skin. I am empowered by showing the world my flaws and not being afraid of what anyone is going to say about me.
She also ended the essay with this powerful line: "I am a mother. I am a wife, a sister, a daughter, an entrepreneur and I am allowed to be sexy." I guess that's why the concept of running posts by West first is a little confusing to me, because she is allowed to be sexy — without asking her husband if it's OK first.
Essentially the underlying theme in both scenarios — West's rants and Kim's selfies — is that these actions don't necessarily reflect the other person. And most importantly, they shouldn't. The fact that Yeezy goes off on Wiz Khalifa doesn't mean Kim agrees with him. (If anything, Kim's peace-making selfie with Amber Rose proves otherwise.) Likewise, when the reality star decides to post her naked selfies, it doesn't actually say anything about West as a person or husband.
Ultimately, the point I'm getting at is that they're two adults, who are capable of making their own decisions. I'm all for Kimye having open communication, as long as it doesn't hold them back from being themselves. They shouldn't change who they are just to please their partner. Because otherwise, they may stifle their creativity and individuality.