Kim Kardashian: Hollywood May Not Be An Ideal Anxiety Treatment


There are a lot of apps out there that offer to help with anxiety, a few of which we’ve talked about before. They do not include Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, but who hasn’t tried anything unconventional to cope with bad times?

Writer Eleanor Margolis wrote a piece for New Statesman detailing her attempt to work through her anxiety with the help of Ms. Kardashian West. Spoiler alert: Kim K’s app isn’t about to become an approved therapeutic regimen anytime soon.

Seven minutes into the Kim Kardashian iPhone game, and my anxiety is still the most there thing in my life. In recent months, I’ve become aware of the lengths I’ll go to not to be an adult colouring book person.

Now these lengths include “treat my anxiety with a game aimed at pre-teens, where you Rake’s Progress your way up the fame ladder, from E to A-list celebrity”.

My logic, before downloading Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, was this:

  • Kim Kardashian does not, I’ll warrant, experience any stress beyond being married to someone ridiculous on an international scale, and occasionally wading through think pieces about her behind.
  • Kim Kardashian’s inner monologue probably consists of the sound of a shoe being dropped from a balcony onto a lawn, on a loop.
  • In a way, I would like to be like Kim Kardashian.

I can think of worse games to play in an attempt to ease anxiety. Bloodborne, maybe. Or SOMA.

In honor of (the blessedly already mostly over) April Fool’s Day, what’s the worst game you can think of to play when you want to get calm? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter.

[New Statesman]
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