Kanye West, in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel that you might have missed last week, talked about how it was ludicrous that his baby mama Kim Kardashian did not have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. How did the Walk of Fame team respond? With a big resounding "Fuck thaaaat."
As a Walk of Fame spokeswoman Ana Martinez explained to the NY Daily News,
They’re not giving a performance, it’s just them going through their daily lives and rituals on TV. We honor people who’ve acted in or directed or produced an award-winning show or film. And it’s the same with music, people who maybe have gold records.
Not even shade so much as a brutally true insult. Though perhaps Martinez is unaware that Keeping Up With The Kardashians actually did take home a statue: they won Favorite TV Guilty Pleasure at the 2011 People's Choice Awards. And no one can doubt how hard Kardashian worked to stage those supposedly overseas scenes.
Kardashian and the star-studded sidewalk have more in common than you may think: they're both cultural institutions that no one really cares about and both have been urinated upon by random men, but Martinez is right—the Walk of Fame is a Hollywood institution with impeccably high standards.
How else do you explain Vanna White, Judge Judy and The Harlem Globetrotters all having stars?