This previous week, I found the extent to which the web has developed a parasocial relationship with one Timothée Chalamet, following considerably shocking rumors that he’s relationship infamous nepo child and Flat Tummy Tea promoter Kylie Jenner.
After a number of Deuxmoi ideas and a photograph of Jenner’s SUV parked on the Dune star’s dwelling, sources (*coughs* Kris Jenner) lastly confirmed their “informal romance” to Leisure Tonight. And my Twitter feed has been throwing a collective tantrum ever since.
As somebody who gawks at celebrities for a dwelling, I’ve to confess that I’m a bit shocked by the overwhelmingly unfavourable response to this pairing. The previous two years in superstar relationship information have primed the web for whole chaos, from Bennifer 2.0 to Harry Types and Olivia Wilde. Even when we weren’t outrightly stanning these pairings, we appreciated the humor and wackiness they dropped at the information cycle.
Nonetheless, there’s one thing about Chalamet cozying as much as a Kardashian that social media can’t appear to digest. And now I’m pressured to defend Jenner’s proper to bone an Oscar nominee!
The Kylée information has introduced on loads of jokes, together with some very funny memes about their evident variations in measurement. Principally, although, everybody appears both skeptical, dissatisfied, and even outraged that these two trendy twentysomethings would work together. Particularly, there’s a story on Twitter that Chalamet and Jenner’s romance is a complete PR stunt, totally on Jenner’s half. Some customers suspect that these headlines are bait to get folks to look at the upcoming season of Hulu’s The Kardashians, which nobody appears that excited for.
To this I say, thanks for reiterating probably the most generally acknowledged opinion concerning the Kardashian-Jenner household! These ladies are thirsty for consideration! Not solely have been these accusations made when Kim Kardashian stepped out with Pete Davidson for the primary time, however they’ve been uttered for the previous decade, since they first took over Tinseltown. It’s not that these claims of in search of press are essentially false. Clearly, one of the highly effective households on the planet would wish to stay related. They’re simply reductive and boring.
The factor is, the Kardashians are continually promoting issues, whether or not it’s make-up, clothes, or their excruciatingly uninteresting actuality present. They’re additionally going to proceed relationship celebrities, as a result of these are the folks they encompass themselves with. It’s additionally what the vast majority of public-facing folks do. In fact there’s going to be an overlap in no matter chaotic occasion is going on within the Kardashians’ private lives and a brand new product they’re promoting. However this doesn’t imply that their curiosity in companions and staying related are mutually unique.
I’ve additionally sensed the underlying suggestion from Chalamet followers that the Little Ladies actor is, the truth is, “too good” to court docket Jenner. This isn’t shocking, on condition that Chalamet is taken into account a delicate, mental artist, whereas Jenner is essentially generally known as a vapid Instagram mannequin. Is Chalamet usually extra revered in Hollywood and popular culture at massive? Sure. Does he supply extra precious merchandise to the world than the Kardashian-Jenner household does? I assume. Does that imply that he and Jenner have completely nothing in widespread? Not really!
In truth, this entire ordeal makes good sense, given the Bones and All star’s romantic historical past with well-known folks’s relations. He famously dated Madonna’s eldest daughter, Lourdes Leon, once they attended the distinguished Fiorello H. LaGuardia Excessive College of Music & Artwork and Performing Arts. He additionally dated nepo child du jour Lily-Rose Depp. Nonetheless, the actor has but to have an actual “star couple” second, a base-level requirement for any Hollywood heartthrob.
And should you’re questioning what Chalamet and Jenner may probably converse about, let me remind you of Jenner’s film-bro home decor. On the very least, they’ll bond over constantly serving lewks.
No matter whether or not these two have any kind of chemistry, the picture of Hollywood’s beloved twink relationship the face of the BBL motion is inherently hilarious, possibly even cute. I posit that, whereas the world is burning, all of us embrace the ridiculousness of Jenner and Chalamet.