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Inquisitive Child Grills Kim Kardashian on the Nature of Celebrity

Kim Kardashian.
Kim Kardashian. Photo: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

It’s rare that a celebrity interviewer manages to cut through the noise and get straight to the heart of the matter, so we have to applaud pint-size interviewer Sid, whose candid interview with mobile mogul/mom’s friend Kim Kardashian managed to capture the elusive quality of modern celebrity in just four brief exchanges.

Sid plunges right into things:

Sid: “Why are you on the cover of magazines.”
Kim: “Why am I? I dunno, because I like magazines.”

The line of questioning continued, getting more and more probing:

Sid: “Are you famous?”
Kim: “Am I famous? Um, I don’t like to use that term.”

Like a young Jake Tapper, Sid knows the value of a follow-up question:

Sid: “How are you famous?”
Kim: “How am I famous? That’s up for question too.”

And, of course, the kicker:

Unlike male celebrity interviewers before him, the young reporter does not try to peg Kim’s essential nature but lets her answers speak for themselves. Sid, we sense a bright future for you at Vanity Fair come 2035.

Child Grills Kim Kardashian About Her Fame