Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Dear Kim Kardashian...

Dear #KimKardashian,

I rarely get involved in celebrity issues, but every time I look at my Facebook feed for the last two days I see your picture on the cover of Vogue. I'm not here to debate whether you should or shouldn't be on the cover. That's a decision that Anna Wintour needs to make as editor. I pick the posts for Buttercupland and she gets to make the decisions for Vogue. I'm not a very regular reader of Vogue -- I might pick up a copy once a year at the doctor -- and I'm not wildly fashionable, but the dress is lovely and you look very pretty.

What I have been pondering is Anna Wintour's thoughts on your "strength of character." To me there are few things more important than our strength of character. When I think of women with strength of character I think of Clara Barton, Susan B. Anthony, Mary Lyons and Florence Nightingale in the nineteenth century and Helen Keller, Marie Curie and Mother Theresa more recently. They took on great causes and changed the world we live in for the better. They are remembered for their strength of character.

Kim, I'm just an obscure blogger living well outside the world of Vogue covers. But the fame you've accrued gives you the ability to do big things for great causes on a global scale. Please take this opportunity to espouse a cause -- as a new mother you could do so much for children less fortunate than Baby North --and let the light of your strength of character shine beyond the cover of Vogue.

Yours truly,
Buttercup

P.S. Please think twice about getting married at Versailles. It didn't go too well for the last couple who lived there. 

19 comments:

Simply Linda said...

Right on. Thanks Buttercup, I was thinking the same thing. (thanks for the chuckles, btw)--Blessings

Denise D Hammond, CGFM-Retired said...

Love the Versailles comment.

Patty Sumner said...

Oh Dear Buttercup... you are so right on!!!! I see nothing about any of the Kardashians that is healthy for women except the fact that they do eat...lol. It is just another reminder that this ole World is in a heap of trouble.. Keep posting truth and Blessings!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

She has looks, fame, money, and youth - all the things that eventually fade away. Unfortunately, for the public who have to hear about her, it won't be soon enough.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I'm not a Kardashian family follower, but it is hard to miss all the media buzz surrounding Kim and her family isn't it? Unfortunately, celebrities seem to be held to different standards in life. Kim probably just wants to be a wife and mother first, and leave the "causes" to those who seek them. It would be nice is she were able to use her fortune and fame to help other children who are less fortunate, but sometimes that can be easier said than done. Time will tell if she has the business sense and intelligence to be able to do that...or even care.I will have to read the Vogue article about her-- it sounds interesting! Thanks, Carol, for bringing it to our attention!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This was very well written. We all have a chance to make a difference but celebrities can do so much...let us hope it is all for GOOD! Sweet hugs!

Lynda said...

I love it! You don't usually touch on issues like this but you have got it right! Proverbs tells us "A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches." Character helps make that name good.

Theresa said...

Well said:) Hugs!

Mary said...

Exactly, and very well said indeed! :)

TARYTERRE said...

Had to chuckle over your P.S.

BJ PUP said...

Just love your P.S.

Melinda said...

You go girl!

It would be nice if those with
gads of money really thought
about what they really could do
with it.

Who buys diamond encrusted shoes for
their baby to wear to a wedding!

M : )

Nellie said...

Very well-expressed! Thank you, Buttercup!

Grammy Staffy said...

Please add my name to this letter... I so agree with you. Hugs, Lura

Mevely317 said...

Applause!
... and chuckles, too, for your PS :)

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

A gracious, honest, very well-written letter! I'm not a Kardashian family follower, so I didn't know about the Vogue controversy. Sometimes celebrities' dramas seem so depressing--so much focus on things that will pass.

Marie Rayner said...

Great post Carol!! I would have to agree with all you have said. Far too many people are famous these days just for being famous and nothing else. Sad thing is our young people look up to them as role models. What is on the outside now counts for far more than what is on the inside. I don't know anything about the vogue controversy either, but I do know that my life won't be changed by not knowing. lol Society has a very warped sense of what is important these days. I long for good old fashioned values. sigh . . .

Kathy said...

Hi Carol! I am a new reader! I agree wholeheartedly with your post. All of that family can do so much more to help the world! I don't follow,them either, but have noticed the name and pics popping up all ver the place!

Susie said...

Buttercup, Too much of what most celebs do is fake , just for the publicity. All that hyped up undying love with hit the fan in a few years and then we'll have to see it again. LOL. xoxo,Susie