During a new interview, Larry King, 84, dished on what he thinks about the Kardashian-Jenner clan and their relative influence on our culture today. According to the host, their significance is no joke.
King, who recently accepted his seventh Emmy nomination for his television show, Larry King Now, said the Kardashians are a great example of something which is “unimportantly important,” in the sense that the Kardashians don’t do anything, but for some reason, we’re drawn to their influence.
Larry added that Ryan Seacrest does an “amazing job” of producing the series, and the host went on to say he enjoys Kris Jenner’s presence and likes all of the children too.
The infamous television host explained the influence of the Kardashians on our culture as a metaphor for the state of popular culture today.
The Kardashians don’t have the “fantastical talents” which we normally attribute to the “celebrity,” but either way, it doesn’t matter because of TMZ, tabloids, and social media, we’re involved in their lives, and they’re involved in ours.
The host went on to tell a story of someone who asked him which cultural icon best personified the 1920’s, and King said Babe Ruth was that man, because of his habits of overindulgence. In 2018, the Kardashians are the symbol of the late 2010’s.
King said he has sons, 17, and 19, and both of them are always looking at their phones, checking out reality TV series, even characters who aren’t doing anything particularly interesting. However, that may be their appeal, the fact that we can see into their lives and compare them to our own.