"Simpsons" Parody of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
AleXsandro Palombo is an Italian artist who specializes in wacky projects that get him some attention. For instance, he recently was on a campaign for Disney to put some disabled and amputee princesses in its animated films.
Yes, that's what he thought the world needed now.
So, he moved on from that and decided to take on Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Now, I have to be upfront here and say that I am completely immune to the tabloid paradise that is "Kimye." I've never seen one episode of any of the Kardashians' reality shows and don't plan on it. As for Kanye West, he had a song about five years ago that I kind of liked, and that was about it. They are great, successful people, bully for them, great to see people succeed in life, but I'm not in the target demographic.
I am just laying it out here so you know I'm no big follower of their comings and goings, but I also have nothing against them. That's not why I'm posting this.
This new project by Palombo was simply interesting and fun enough to post on its own merits on an animation site like this. As you can see, he styled Kim and Kanye after the Simpsons based on their own record. It's some damn good drawing. It's also kind of funny how Palombo brings out the essence of the public relations machine that is Kimye in these parodies. And there's nothing wrong with public relations! That's how things work in the real world, how you become known and make an impact in the world. I'm just saying these guys, Kim and Kanye, are masters at it, which is a compliment.
I don't think these parodies are disrespectful at all, but you are free to disagree. I mean, I suppose if you consider the two of them to be God-like creatures, then this is a minor insult, but aside from that, it is fine. The images are just plain wacky and odd and maybe a minor diss to the couple and their status as pure publicity hounds.
Anyway, they are here for you to enjoy if you wish, and I am glad to do my humble little part to further feed the Kimye publicity machine. If you're a Simpsons fan you may get an extra kick out of this, too, and if you are fans of both, well, that's your nirvana. As you may surmise from the Italian artist, this Kimye thing is a global phenomenon.