The Recap

The+Recap

Alyssah Lopez

This month the Kardashian’s have been all over social media and making headlines left and right. First, let’s dive into Kim and the backlash she’s facing.  

Kim Kardashian released a maternity line on her world-famous SKIMS clothing line. SKIMS is a line of body slimming and shaping apparel that Kim has been running for a while now. She recently, on September 16th,  released a maternity line or apparel for pregnant women which many people took offense to, interrupting it as  Kim trying to send the message that pregnant women need to slim down and watch their figure. Of course, this was not Kim’s intent and she quickly responded and explained in a tweet the next day.  

“To anyone who has an issue to maternity solution wear, and of you haven’t been pregnant before, you may not know the struggle of what it’s like carrying all of this weight the way I did along with millions of other strong women. @SKIMS maternity line is not to slim but to support.”  

After posting that quote, Kim also explained and gave us a little more information about the product. The apparel is made of thin and sheer material that only supports the lower back and doesn’t apply or stress the body with unnecessary pressure. It comes in all sixes from XXS to 5X and is available in 9 neutral colors. She also capitalized on the claim that it reduces swelling and may further help or comfort women after birth, specifically c- sections. I think we can see her intentions were in the best interest if women, but the execution wasn’t smooth. It’s hard to believe that a mother, wife, and much trusted and loved celebrity would body shame anyone. I think some people need to be open minded.  

Kim also dropped the ball over twitter that we will be saying farewell and goodbye, to the very thing that launched most of the Kardashian’s into fame, their reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashian’s. The tweet in which she broke the news to us says,  

“It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to KUWTK. After what will be 24 years, 20 seasons, 100s of episodes and several spin off shows, we’ve decided as a family to end this very special journey.”  

The show first aired on October 24th, 2007 and the final season is set to air in early 2021. It’s sad to see the show leave. Many of us would say we grew up with the show as the sisters were all just teens when it first started. We have literally watched them grow into the prosperous, empowering women they are today. Who knows? Maybe in the future we will get a spin off with their kids! I would be ecstatic to see a show with Stormi, North, Saint, Psalm, and the other Kardashian off springs. It would be awesome to watch them grow into the adults, just like we did with their parents.  

Although Kim usually has most of the attention, Kourtney has also been getting some, but maybe not in the best way. Some are concerned about the “friendship” she’s formed with Social media star Addison Rae, who is only 19, making her less than half of Kourtney’s age. The pair spend much time together which is apparent from the numerous posts on Instagram from both of them, ranging from sitting by the pool, to making tik-toks. They first collided a few months ago on YouTube because Kourtney’s son was a fan of Addison, so she was invited over to Kourtney’s where they hung out. Both Addison and Kourtney have made subtle comments a few times but have yet to say something officially. I understand why some people might be suspicious, but I see this in a positive light. I think Kourtney could mentor Addison and show her the ropes of the entertainment and fashion industry as she slowly makes a name for herself.  

Aside from now being besties with the Kardashian’s, Addison has also been busy pursuing her acting career. She has now been cast for a role in a new, gender swapped remake of the 90s original rom com, “She’s All That”.  She shared this exciting news with us in a caption on an Instagram post that reads,  

“My dreams are coming true!!! I’m so excited to finally share the news that I am getting the opportunity to make my acting debut “He’s all That” which will be a remake of one of my all-time favorite movies “She’s all That”.” 

We all know Addison is a talented dancer with an amazing personality, so I can’t wait to see her on the big screen. Some are questioning if she really has what it takes though. I guess only time will tell what Rae has in store for her career.  Details about production and release dates have yet to be given.