Is Kris Jenner Turning Daughters Kendall and Kylie Into “Moneymakers”?
Kourtney, Khloe and Kim Kardashian are all grown up, which means they don’t listen to momager Kris Jenner quite as much as they used to. That being the case, Kris is focusing on younger daughters Kendall and Kylie Jenner as “the family’s new moneymakers,” according to In Touch Weekly! What does that mean, exactly? According to the mag, turning 17-year-old Kendall and 15-year-old Kylie into “The Next Kim” involves many of the same things that made the Kardashians famous in the first place. Namely, starring in reality shows, appearing on magazine covers, wearing sexy outfits and creating fashion lines.
Is this a bad thing? The Jenner sisters don’t sound opposed to the idea. “If I could trade places with any of my sisters for a day, it would be Kim,” Kendall said. “The only time she sleeps is on the airplane. I feel bad for her, but I still want to know what it’s like.” They’ll be as busy as Kim soon enough, if they keep on their current path. These young ladies already have modeling careers, are designing a clothing line for PacSun, and have posed for magazine covers aplenty. They may not have their own reality show yet, but in an interview with Seventeen they sounded totally into the idea. “It would be about the adventures we go on!’ said Kendall. The most eyebrow-raising issue of the bunch is the revealing outfits Kendall and Kylie have been photographed wearing, and the friend of Kris’ that that's quoted as saying she, “Wants her girls to be sex symbols,” like Kim.
Sexualizing teenagers is, of course, a very contentious claim, and we can only hope that the friend of Kris’ has gotten things wrong. But as for the rest? We could really go either way. Is Kris an evil manager trying to turn these girls into cash cows? Or is she just kind of an overbearing mom, pushing her daughters to take advantage of the business opportunities that come with being Kardashians?
It’s hard to know what really goes on inside a family, even those that live their lives on reality TV, but what do you think? Is Kris forcing her daughters into everything? Or is she just helping their careers?