By: Ke’Tara Wells/ N.W.A. Contributor
Just when Cosmopolitan celebrated its 50th birthday over the weekend, the excitement has probably just come to an end!
The magazine prepared to released its November issue featuring the all-star Kardashian family with a 16-page spread of family style. The cover highlights Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kholé Kardashian, Kendall and Kylie Jenner.
The family wore matching white button-down shirts, with black heels and yes…they showed off those legs!
However, Cosmopolitan’s celebration didn’t go as planned when readers and users lit up social media, criticizing the publication for labeling the Kardashian’s “America’s First Family,” comparing them to the Obamas.
Celebrities, fans, social media users and even bloggers have expressed their concerns regarding this matter. Some believe that Cosmopolitan disrespected the Obamas comparing them to the Kardashians, while others are labeling them as haters.
The Kardashians are considered public figures, as well as a major brand. However, responses regarding this issue seems to stem from the root of the problem–the sex tape.
How can a magazine publication compare a family like the Kardashians to the Obamas? Is it because of the political aspect? It is because they are socialites? Is it because the Obamas have covered issues in America regarding education and health, compared to plastic surgery, a sex tape and relationship drama? Is this cover considered praise? Do we value this? Or did Cosmopolitan make a slight mistake?