The 50 Most Loathsome Americans of 2010
The Beast’s annual 50 Most Loathsome Americans is always a good read.
48) Kim Kardashian
Charges: Not content with tacitly rooking half-bright teens by endorsing any weight-loss scam and junk food joint to cross her path, 2010 marks the year she entered the world of outright usury. Her and her sisters’ short-lived, pre-paid Kardashian Kard—because alliteration is a sound reason to enter the kredit industry—was rife with what the Connecticut Attorney General called “pernicious and predatory fees.” Inexplicably famous; no redeeming skills. Her “reality” show is poorly written.
Aggravating factor: “I know people think we drive around in these nice cars and we do whatever we want and our parents will pay our credit cards, but that’s not the case. Sure, my parents were generous. I got a nice car at 16, but at 18 I was cut off. I’ve worked really hard.”
Sentence: Sex tape with DJ Jazzy Jeff; one year in a coal mine.
29) George W. Bush
Charges: Worst. President. Ever. Should be in hiding for fear of prison or mob violence, but he was yukking it up on the talk shows, joking about his dad’s withered nutsack and promoting his ghost-plagiarized, revisionist memoir Decision Points, for which he was paid an obscene $7 million for the first printing alone. Told Matt Lauer on “Today” that “one of the most disgusting moments” of his presidency was when Kanye West said, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people,” which was the least offensive outburst of West’s outburst-plagued career. So a megalomaniac pop star’s unscripted slight was worse than 9/11, Abu Ghraib, the Haditha massacre, the Virginia Tech shootings and the roughly 2,000—mostly African American—Katrina casualties, which West was referring to and you were largely responsible for due to criminal levels of sloth, indifference and incompetence? Motherfucker.
Aggravating factor: Remember when he went to Haiti after the earthquake, shook that guy’s hand and then wiped his hand on Bill Clinton’s sleeve? That.
Sentence: Made to read Decision Points in jail.