The fact that “Kim Kardashian flour bombed” has been the top trending topic today on Twitter, other social media sites, and even the mainstream news has many Americans enragedÂ—particularly those who seek justice for Trayvon Martin.
Trayvon Martin was a 17-year-old African-American teenager who was shot and killed by a volunteer watchman in his gated Sanford, Florida, community, for no other reason than he looked “suspicious” in his hoodie. Martin had been returning from a run to a nearby 7-Eleven. All the teenager was “armed” with was candy and an iced tea. The deadly incident occurred on February 26. The watchman still remains a free man.
Needless to say, Americans throughout the country are enraged that the man who, according to police, admitted to shooting Trayvon, George Zimmerman, is still free, and now especially that Kim Kardashian’s flour bombing attack has received entirely more press and attention than an unjustified killing.
“Will Ferrell” tweeted this message, which has been retweeted thousands of times, “I live in a country where a chick that threw flour on Kim Kardashian was arrested on site But the man who KILLED Trayvon Martin is still free.”
Trayvon Martin’s killing took until March 17th to become a trending topic on TwitterÂ—nearly a month after the vicious crime took place. As writer Lance Ulanoff puts it, “If the Internet and social media is a reflection of us, then it’s a sorry reflection, indeed.”
While Trayvon’s deadly attack has been slowly trickling its way through the news, Kim’s flour bombing attack was international news in a matter of minutes. Something is definitely wrong here.
You can’t blame those who earn their paychecks by writing about celebrities or reporting about them on the news; these people often don’t enjoy, or even intentionally support, the very people they are paid to promote. Believe it or not, these same writers feel it is much more valuable to write about real life problemsÂ—like the unjustified killing of a young African-American boy and the fact that some people place the blame on the attire (a hoodie) he wore that night.
Rather, it is the pathetic interests of the people in American society, who prefer to spend their time pondering the details of something like Kim’s flour attack than wish to do something productive with their time to help bring justice to a dead teenager’s family, who are truly to blame.
It would be interesting to see how people would truly spend their time if everyone could make a sustainable living doing what they truly desire and believe in. Until that time comes (and it most definitely never will), the dumbing down of society will continue to spiral and the Kim Kardashians of the world will continue to thrive.