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Giving birth on camera? The Kardashians have gone too far!

The most overexposed family on Earth have gone a step further by televising the birth of Penelope Scotland – the baby daughter of Kourtney Kardashian. But is this a step too far asks Periwinkle Jones…

By Periwinkle Jones 17/09/2012 15:25

Kourtney Kardashian (Jackson Lee/Starmax/EMPICS Entertainment)

 

Just when you think you’ve seen all of the Kardashians you can physically see, they break down even more barriers by popping another one out into the ether: live on camera.

 

Little Penelope Scotland was welcomed to the world by her entire extended family – father, grandmother, aunts, uncle and reality TV crew as the event was filmed for the latest series of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

 

But what else could you expect from a family so overexposed that the only way you could see any more of them would be if they showed you an X-ray? At least they’ve cut out the middle man by having her delivered straight into a pile of production crew.

 

Now, I know that childbirth is a wonderful, natural act that the human body is perfectly designed for, but so is defecating, and I don’t want to see that either (that scrabbling sound is the KUWTK producers frantically jotting down the idea).

 

Giving birth on screen with an entire entourage is not only ridiculous – it’s potentially dangerous. What if there had been complications?

 

Giving birth on screen with an entire entourage is not only ridiculous – it’s potentially dangerous. What if there had been complications? Would there have been enough room in the delivery room for the emergency doctors amongst all that hair, lashes and egos?

 

By televising the birth of their latest addition the Kardashians are going to find it tough to maintain any degree of privacy in the future. Once you’ve seen someone’s placenta it’s hard to argue that they shouldn’t be papped in a bikini.

 

Privacy and decency issues aside, does anyone else find it a little weird that Kourtney wanted her whole family there? Her brother Rob is a 25-five-year-old man. Did he really need to be down the business end to watch his sister pull the baby out of herself with her bare hands?

 

Once you’ve seen someone’s placenta it’s hard to argue that they shouldn’t be papped in a bikini

 

The only saving grace was that her sister Kim Kardashian’s beau Kanye West wasn’t there to witness the event. Though he could have made himself useful by performing a few tracks during the interval.

 

The Kardashians seem to hold nothing sacred – we’ve witnessed births, marriage, divorce, colonic irrigation, infertility issues and Kim’s slow decline into crazy cat-lady with the purchase of her new kitten ‘Mercy’ and the freezing of her eggs. The surprising thing isn’t that they’ve done this, it’s how unsurprising it is that this family have sunk so low.

 

Keeping Up With The Kardashians? Do you really want to?

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