Being a blog on the Internet, we are obligated to (and happily do, because we love it here) write what the Internet wants to read. Seemingly every time an article goes up on ours or any other site about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, there’s a resounding chorus of “WHO CARES?” While I understand this logic, because yes those two are ridiculous in innumerable ways, I think I finally have the perfect answer for those folks: about 2 million people care. And that’s just on Instagram alone.
Kimye’s photo of the pair kissing at the alter from their recent wedding in Paris has just broken the record of the Instagram “likes,” according to PEOPLE. As of this morning, 1.95 million–yes, really–beating out the previous record of 1.82 million on a photo Justin Bieber posted of himself glaring at the camera as Selena Gomez has her arms around him.
(I won’t lie, I am pretty a-okay with this awkward photo getting beat out–even by Kimye. Is Biebs even paying attention to her? Did he just take this for the record “likes”? I do not get celebrities, obvs, but I do thoroughly enjoy coming up with conspiracy theories about the social media of famous people.)
To be fair, their wedding sounds pretty effing fun and they had a lot of people there, so at least a couple hundred of those favorites are from folks who enjoyed the awesome photobooth and the star-studded musical acts. Indeed, I am quite certain that if I went to a wedding like this, I would give it all the social media likes thereafter, even with the matching leather jackets that are reminiscent of a harmless gang in Grease.
You may still not care about Kimye, but rest assured that your coworkers, cousins, and probably that guy sitting to your left totally do. Does this mean they are the “#worldsmosttalkedaboutcouple”? Perhaps, but I’m unsure if it actually means they are the most well-liked–even with all the “likes” in the world.