Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told a pair of Australian radio hosts that she doesn’t want the global perception of America to be from the Kardashians and professional wrestling.
In a funny, wide-ranging discussion with radio personalities Hamish and Andy, a comedy duo whose program is broadcast across Australia, Clinton spoke seriously, at first, about working to maintain a positive perception of America around the world. When one of the hosts mentioned the reality-television-starring Kardashian family, as an example of American television broadcast around the globe, Clinton agreed. The Kardashian clan — including Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, mom Kris and stepdad Bruce Jenner are famous for — well, America is still kind of figuring that out, but nonetheless they have a hit TV show about their California-lifstyle on E!.
“If you look at American TV as much of the rest of the world does, you would think we all went around wrestling and wearing bikinis,” she said. “I mean, that’s what you would think we spend our entire day doing.”
Clinton said part of the challenge of her job to is demonstrate that America is bigger than its TV programming.