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As we tiptoe ever closer to the end of 2012, there is an announcement that went public today, stopping my heart for a moment. My friend Pam, who is a wickedly funny woman, posted "Breaking: Kim Kardashian Pregnant" as her Facebook status. I immediately hoped beyond all hope this was one of Pam's jokes, sort of an end of the year/world thing.
Googling "Kim Kar" was as far as I needed to go before Huffington Post, the "go-to" place for cat videos, photos of celebrities in bathing suits and anything Kardashian, confirmed that yes, Kim and Kanye were having a baby. Kim Kardashian, reality show princess and 72-day wife is pregnant with Kanye West's child. You know Kanye West-he stormed a stage and ripped a microphone out of Taylor Swift's hands after she won an award Kanye thought Beyonce deserved more. Classy guy.
Unfortunately, Kim and Kanye can't get married; Kim is still married to her husband of 72 days, basketball player Kris Humphries. They are embroiled in a bitter divorce dispute, because there's just so much history after being married for a little over two months. The photos, the memories, the MONEY. Anywho, I am waiting for conservatives to come out against this pregnancy, just like they came out against the 72-day marriage. What. Crickets?
If my friends, Steve and Josh Snyder-Hill wanted to adopt a baby, or use a surrogate to have their own, the conservative party would freak the eff out. Steve and Josh are not legally married in most states in America, but Kim Kardashian's 72-day "marriage" is hunky dory with conservatives because she has a vagina and Humphries has a penis. Remember Britney Spears' 55-hour knot tying? Peachy, thanks to the difference in hardware. And it's totally awesome for Kim Kardashian to be, as Kanye West called her during a concert, his "baby momma" even though she's still married to someone else, because they're both not named Scott or Lisa.
I was hoping 2013 would be a year of less narcissism, more equality, less bigotry and more acceptance. I have a feeling we're not headed in that direction. Am I blaming the West/Kardashian spawn for the disaster that will be 2013? Nope, not at all. What would be nice is if one or both of them could come out and say "We want everyone who desires a family to be able to have one in America! No more DOMA, legalize LGBT adoption everywhere! #KimKanyeLoveEveryone" Wouldn't that be lovely?
And while I'm living in Equality Fantasy Land, I'd like a rainbow unicorn that poops gold. Happy New Year.