Personal privacy is defined as “belonging to or for the use of one particular person or group of people only”, privacy is a current anxiety about the media from society. These days everything is online, on the Internet, or just through technology as a medium. This is convenient and useful for a generation who has grown up learning about modern technology, but this convenience comes at a price for some. Media sites such as Facebook own all personal data that is given away by the people that use it. Another victim of a privacy breach from the media is the social media and television personality, Kim Kardashian.
In 2007 Kim Kardashians sex tape with Ray J was leaked all over the Internet and media platforms. Specific media sites, shows, and magazines such as Vivid Entertainment broadcasted this tape for the public, which was shot to stardom porn, and along with it, Kim Kardashian herself. The media, in this case had shot Kardashian to a minor fame. After this epidemic, Kim was causing stirs in the media even more and more; she became constantly interesting to the public for anything that was self-deprecating, or humiliating for her. After Kim had been in the media for some time, she, and her family had started their own television show on channel E! “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”, where the Kardashian-Jenner families lives were constantly broadcasted throughout the media
“Keeping Up With The Kardashians” tells of the struggles in the professional and personal lives of the family, focusing on the sisters Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney. The TV show, kept the three sisters constantly in the media for trivial issues such as weight, marriage troubles, and family problems. These are anxieties of society that are being broadcasted and represented by the media through people such as Kim Kardashian and her family.
The show has had Kim’s family rise to stardom through their personal and private anxieties, at the same time as the family have built their career as models, business women, and TV personalities. The media keeps the Kardashian family famous to criticize them as “famous for being famous”, asking the public through different media mediums if that is the case, then turning around and demonstrationg the Kardashains to be successful businesswomen. The media persist to revisit anything and publish any “insider information” to fill the pages or blogs or TV shows that keep the public both interested and cautious of social and current anxieties.
The Kardashian family was launched to fame from Kim’s sex tape, which had been kept open and popular by the media till the rise of the television show. “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”, made and kept the family (specifically the sisters) as A-list celebrities by publishing their private and personal lives and anxieties to the public. The current anxieties about the media is the fear of private information or documentation becoming public, these anxieties are represented through Kim Kardashian and the Kardashian-Jenner family to their audience.