Kim Kardashian Has Trouble Keeping Up With Caitlyn Jenner
Kim Kardashian is having trouble keeping up with Caitlyn Jenner with Caitlyn taking over the internet. First Caitlyn upstaged Kim’s pregnancy announcement by timing her gorgeous Vanity Fair cover for the day after Kim’s announcement. Then she joined social media garnering over a million followers on Twitter in a mere four hours.
There has been plenty of talk circulating about Kim’s push from her social media throne. She has not given any public hint that she feels bested though she proudly bragged about breaking the internet with her Paper Magazine cover in which she posed nude while balancing a champagne glass on her famous butt.
Kim had longed to be on the cover of Vogue and to be taken seriously in the world of fashion so she was thrilled to get the cover with husband Kanye West, but even that cover, according to the NY Daily News, only received 825,000 views, and it has been online for over a year. Vanity Fair is putting the number of people who have read or watched content related to the cover at 46 million views in the first 24 hours of being published.
Before the transition, Caitlyn Jenner avoided social media. It was acknowledged in the Vanity Fair piece that pre-transition she hated it but is now willing to play the game. She joined Facebook and Twitter gaining 300,00 followers in her first hour and one million within four hours and now has over 2 million followers.
It wasn’t just fans offering support. Jenner also received a tweet from Barack Obama’s official Twitter account saying, “It takes courage to share your story.”
The Kardashian Klan have used social media to connect with their fans and have the art of self-promotion down to a science. While they’ve stayed away from Facebook they practically own Twitter and Instagram checking in almost hourly to let everyone know what they’re doing or where they’re selling.
Now that Caitlyn Jenner is on the scene knocking Kim off of her social media pedestal will it make for some family rivalry? Will Caitlyn Jenner continue to upstage Kim and overtake her numbers or will the hoopla eventually die down allowing Kim back in the number one spot? What do you think? Tell us here at Haveuheard.