Why Fans Think Kim Kardashian’s Vogue Arabia Interview Is Basically An Editorial Ad

Kim Kardashian has appeared on the covers of top magazines all over the world. The reality star has been a favorite of fashion editors and fans alike since Keeping Up with the Kardashians premiered in 2007, and with her career hotter than ever, she has been scoring even bigger gigs. Recently, Kardashian was featured on the cover of Vogue Arabia, and also opened up to the publication in an in-depth interview. But in an interesting twist, her interviewer was her husband of nearly five years: Kanye West. 

What did Kim Kardashian talk about in Vogue Arabia?

Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian | Photo by Chesnot/WireImage

In her exclusive interview with Vogue Arabia, Kardashian — who is described in the magazine as a “pop culture phenomenon” — opened up about a number of different topics, including life in the spotlight, how people view her, and what she thinks her biggest responsibility is. Kardashian revealed that she doesn’t have any regrets about putting herself out there for “the world to see,” and that she appreciates the platform that she has been given.

With that privilege and responsibility, Kardashian knows that there will be trying times. She admits that she used to be “obsessed with fame” but that her focus has shifted and now she says that her overall goal is success rather than any monetary goal. The reality star credits West for helping to expand her mind to new business ventures and for giving her a constant source of inspiration.

Kardashian also got personal and talked with her interviewer, West, about their first date and how they both always knew that they wanted four children. Ultimately, Kardashian says that she wants to give her kids an amazing childhood and that she really only felt the pressure to be a good role model after she had children.

What do fans think of Kim Kardashian’s latest interview?

While Kardashian’s interview with West for Vogue Arabia is certainly good publicity for the upcoming season for Keeping Up with the Kardashians, it has already been receiving some backlash from critics and fans. Although Vogue claims that the interview is “refreshingly honest,” the truth is that with her husband as the interviewer, Kardashian is served mostly easy questions.

In general, most Vogue editorials try to address some hot-button topics relating to the star, and the Kardashians have definitely received some negative press over the past few months. However, West didn’t mention the Jordyn Woods-Tristan Thompson scandal, the Kylie Jenner pregnancy rumors, or any of the other hot-button topics that keep the family in the news day after day. Sure those are personal to her extended family members, but the interview avoided other hot button items pertaining to Kardashian, like the accusations that her shapewear line’s name appropriated Japanese culture or relationship with the Trump administration.

Some fans might find the interview real and honest, but most readers are likely to just get bored. More than anything else, the interview seems to be a self-promotional campaign on the part of Kardashian. With West as the interviewer, it’s likely Kardashian was able to control the narrative by selecting what West asks her and promoting exactly what she wants to promote.

What’s next for Kim Kardashian?

An all-new season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians premiered on September 8th, and in addition to staying busy promoting the show, Kardashian has several other major projects in the works. The makeup mogul is releasing a new collaboration with model Winnie Harlow, set to debut on September 13th, and is also working on an exclusive line of shapewear — now called Skims — that will be released in mid-September. Of course, in the midst of all her business ventures, the mom of four is hard at work studying law in preparation for her human rights work.

Kardashian isn’t slowing down, and for now, her fans are along for the ride. In spite of occasional interviews that don’t go over all that well.