Would Kim K. be famous without the Internet?
April 24th, 2012
01:43 PM ET

Would Kim K. be famous without the Internet?

Ask any one of their collective 21 million Twitter followers and they'll tell you: the Kardashian sisters are the reigning Queens of Celebrity Internet Gossip. (The latest example? The photos of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West holding hands and attending restaurant openings.)

The sisters themselves are fully aware of that, to the point that Kim doesn't think they would be as famous without the Web.

"I think a lot of our fanbase, and a lot of our connection with people is Internet-based. I think the Internet has brought on a different kind of celebrity," Kim K. told Paper magazine in a recent interview. "We are very well aware of who we are, and what our place is. We are so active on Twitter, on our Facebook pages, we are writing back, we are connecting. We enjoy it."

But online warm and fuzzies aren’t the only things the Kardashian sisters say they dish out. If you ridicule Kim on Twitter, you just might get a response.

“I love writing [fans] back,” the reality star said. “People will write me, ‘My phone battery lasts longer than Kim Kardashian's marriage,’ and I'll write back, 'Oh, which phone is that?' When people are so stupid, you just have to have fun with it. Someone [without a profile photo] will say I'm fat, or a hairy Armenian, and I'll write back, 'Oh, that egg picture of yours is so gorgeous.'"

But it wasn't always this way - Kim credits “American Idol” host and "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" executive producer Ryan Seacrest for her Twitter addiction.

“Ryan Seacrest was like, ‘You've got to get on Twitter. Just try it. Please,” she said. “So I went to Mexico, and got the craziest sunburn. I tweeted a picture of it, and within an hour it was on CNN in Mexico. I was like, 'I don't understand this,' but I've been addicted ever since."

soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. @Proper

    Ur right

    April 25, 2012 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
  2. ProperVillain

    In a word...no. She is famous based solely on the fact that her home p o r n magically got "leaked" on to the internet. She is nothing more than a glorified p o r n star...

    April 24, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Gouda

    Nope, but she would still suck the blacksnake.

    April 24, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Chuck Taylor

    Her dad was O.J. Simpsons lawyer, being around famous people is nothing new to her. The internet was her outlet so she herself can become famous and ofcourse more rich. The whole kardashian clan where nerds until their dad died

    April 24, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sandra

      Couldn't agree with you more. The Kardashians and there momager are a waste of time and space. Want to see what there really like ignore them, maybe they will go away. Oh wait, then we will have to but up with another big wedding or something equally stupid. The are want to be's

      April 24, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Lucifer

    I let them be famous so you shallow people will fill your time with mind-numbing distractions while the world around you goes straight to hell. Besides, all 3 of them sold me their souls in exchange for fame and wealth.

    April 24, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Rod in Dallas TX

    Kim who? If the internet hadn't of made her famous, whe would have slept her way up to get famous. Anyone ever hear Amy Winehouse's sogn "F me pumps"? Listen to it! Describes all the Kardashian sisters.....including the momma!

    April 24, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Elisa Jordana


    April 24, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Boo

    She wouldn't be famous if websites like CNN would stop reporting on her.....

    April 24, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  9. observer

    she's not famous..she is recognized because of the tape.

    April 24, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  10. San Jose

    I really don't understand why they're so famous. I don't know anyone who likes them or watches their show. Very confusing...

    April 24, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |

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