GQ’s Woman of the Year Award… Did Kim Kardashian-West Really Deserve to Win It?

 

Kim Kardashian-West pictured with her daughter North West
Kim Kardashian-West pictured with her one year old daughter, North West

Last week GQ British awarded Kim Kardashian-West its “Woman Of The Year” 2014, at its awards held last week at the Royal Opera House.

The publication said Kim KW was given the award based on the fact that she had “Taken over global television,” and “Social Media with 23 million twitter followers and  18 million Instagram followers.” Her marriage to Kanye West also helped her to become the most photographed woman in the world.

The reality star who officially changed her name to Kardashian-West last week thanked her husband for making her feel like, “Woman of the Year,” everyday.

 

 

Many outraged fans and readers took to social media to express their frustration at the publication’s decision to prize Mrs. KKW with such a delicate title.

@Vanessaflorella tweeted, “What on earth did #KimKardashian do to win Woman of the Year? I thought this was a joke. How much did she pay for this? #GQAwards.”

However, others were more concerned with Kim’s choice of outfit, a latex bodysuit designed by Atsuko Kudo which was complimented by a gun-metal sheer skirt designed by Ralph & Russo. @SierraCharlie01 wrote, “Bubble wrap is all it takes to win ‘Woman of the Year’ #GQAwards #KimKardashian.” 

Kim Kardashian-West at the 2014 GQ Mens Quarterly Awards wearing a latex bodysuit by Atsuko and a metal gun sheer skirt by Ralph & Rosso
Kim Kardashian-West at the 2014 GQ Mens Quarterly Awards wearing a latex bodysuit by Atsuko and a metal gun sheer skirt by Ralph & Rosso

 

Not everyone at the GQ camp was in agreement with GQ British’s decision to award Mrs. Kardashian-West. GQ US were quick to defend themselves upon receiving backlash from american audiences. The US headquarters took to twitter to quickly differentiate themselves from the British publication. In a tweet they said Kim Kardashian-West was,“Not our woman of the year.”  Whatever happened to team spirit?

An award with such a heavy title, should have been awarded to a woman in the public eye that has contributed to a cause of some kind. For example, Angelina Jolie announced that she underwent a double mastectomy to reduce the risk of cancer. She also hosted the End Sexual Violence in Conflict Global Summit which has held at the EdExcel Centre earlier this year.

Angelina Jolie at the 2014 End Sexual Violence Against Women in Conflict Global Summit with her husband and actor, Brad Pitt and  Secretary of State, William Hague
Angelina Jolie at the 2014 End Sexual Violence Against Women in Conflict Global Summit with her husband and actor, Brad Pitt and Secretary of State, William Hague

Although fans were outraged by GQ British’s decision to give the award to Kim KW, most seem to forget that GQ is a men’s magazine, with a readership of 359,000. The Conde Nast publication also has monthly unique users of 902,471 and monthly page viewership of 9,854,103. That’s a lot of visuals exploring the KKW body shop!

Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie hosted the End Sexual Violence in Conflict Global Summit 2014, the first of its kind to be launched.

Majority of GQ’s readers probably voted for Kim because she is beautiful and has an amazing figure – and – most probably reminisce on the infamous sex tape that helped bring the starlet to our attention in the first instance!

GQ British has yet to respond to the backlash it received from the public however, they did publish naked photos of Kim in their latest edition which probably tells us that they stand by their decision.

GQ posted a series of nude photos of Kim Kardashian-West in its latest issue.
GQ posted a series of nude photos of Kim Kardashian-West in its latest issue.

In the celebrity world the trivial things such as beauty and sex appeal appear to be more credible to a woman rather than using the position she is in to provide inspiration and contributions  to the world. I’m no feminist but perhaps its time for change?

Written By Susie Kellie  (Chief Editor & Founder of Flock to the Crown)  Follow Susie on Twitter 

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One thought on “GQ’s Woman of the Year Award… Did Kim Kardashian-West Really Deserve to Win It?

  1. I think that it is terribly disappointing, William Hague should have won woman of the year;

    In the political world the trivial things such as beauty and sex appeal appear to be more credible to an MP rather than using the position they are in to provide inspiration and contributions to the world. I’m no politician but perhaps it’s time for change?

    No naked pictures please!

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