President Obamas visit was one thing, but word has it Kim, Khloe and Kourtney are hotfooting it to Havana. One thing is certain: this revolution will be televised
More than 500 years after Khristopher Kolumbus and his entourage arrived on Cuba to film the little-watched reality show Keeping Up with the Konquistadors, the island is about to experience another seismic twist in its turbulent history. According to reports, Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian are heading to Cuba, which may leave the Cuban people wondering if the recent rapprochement with the US is really all that.
Cuba isnt an obvious choice for the Kardashians. Its not great for shopping, what with the trade embargo, and the family may find it tricky to update their Instagram accounts with Cubas restricted internet access (one expects theyll find a way).
So, what can we expect from the Kardashians trip, as seen through their various media channels? The three of them perched on a mint-green 1950s Chevy, obviously. A selfie in front of a Che Guevara mural (#Our every action is a battle cry against imperialism [heart emoji] [smiley face])?
On previous international missions, the Kardashians have raised awareness of a historic massacre (Today marks the 100 year anniversary of Armenian Genocide!) and paid a charitable visit to an orphanage in Thailand (I told Kanye I was like, honestly, this girl is so sweet and so cute, like, I would totally adopt her, said Kim on the Kardashians reality show).
Kim, in particular, is comfortable with talks with world leaders; she met the Armenian prime minister during her trip there last year. Heres hoping she gets to meet Fidel Castro, so the world can have a lasting record of his feelings about the worlds foremost reality star and one of the most influential women in the world. We havent heard much about his opinions on celebs since Naomi Campbell reported that the former leader had complimented her on becoming the first black model to appear on the cover of Vogue and said he was impressed that Kate Moss had started the revolution of little models. I know, its like when Guevara took Havana. I suppose we were both revolutionaries in his eyes, Campbell added. Pray that Kastro delivers.
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