Rob Kardashian: ‘My job? I make socks. That’s all I do. I don’t care about the show’

Rob Kardashian

We haven’t talked about the amazing sock empire of Rob “Prefontaine” Kardashian in awhile and for good reason. Rob’s been in relative hiding from the paps. Our photo agencies haven’t seen his smug mug since 6/24 when he was pictured with Khloe.

I’m assuming that Rob’s given up on his aggressive weight loss plan after claiming to gain 40 pounds in 2 months back in February. He was only fishing for an endorsement, which he didn’t get. He’s returning his focus back to the socks, baby. You know, those socks that sell at Neiman Marcus but only as gag gifts. The Wall Street Journal has humored Rob by letting him ramble on about his sock art in a new video interview. LOL:

Why is the line called Arthur George? “Arthur is my middle name, George is my dad’s middle name. I just kind of wanted to do something where you don’t just see ‘Kardashian’ everywhere. I mean, it’s my thing. I don’t want anybody associating it with anybody else in my family. I feel like it has more longevity, in that sense.”

On surviving amidst a “bunch of controlling women”: “I’m very big on doing my own thing. I don’t really want to get into that world, necessarily.”

Dream big, my friends: “My job is — I make socks. That’s all I do. I don’t necessarily care about the show. I would rather film this — me doing what I do — than being around my family.”

[From The Wall Street Journal]

Oh bless his heart and his self-declared tiny p-nis. Rob is really super passionate about socks, right? He could probably branch out into novelty boxers, but no. He loves his ugly ass socks, and he’s determined to keep making even uglier socks because Kris Jenner bullied Neiman Marcus into carrying the line. So much for Rob not needing the help of the “controlling women” who make up his family. At least Bruce Jenner and his crazy hair finally made up his mind to run like hell from Kris. Rob can talk the talk, but he’ll never walk that walk. Sock boy.

Rob Kardashian

Rob Kardashian

Rob Kardashian

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  1. Buckwild says:

    A man who still gets “allowance” from his older sister talking about independence. Okay you loser.

  2. Spooks says:

    Awww, he looks like a little piglet. Kinda cute. Too bad he’s an a**hole.

  3. Peanut says:

    Is he kind of the forgotten child of the famy or what? I can easily imagine Kim K and Kris laughing behind Rob’s back about the stupid socks.

  4. MrsBPitt says:

    I feel a little sympathy for Rob, growing up in that house, with that mother…I actually liked him on Dancing With The Stars. I wish he would do something with his life that didn’t include any form of celebrity. Wasn’t he going to law school at some point?

    • Erinn says:

      I root for the guy. I feel like he just didn’t have much of a chance.

      Frig, if making socks makes him happy, who cares? At least he’s not out there making sex tapes.

      I don’t know. I would like to see him succeed on his own.

      • Nono says:

        I just feel sorry for the guy. The family can’t exploit him like they have the daughters, so he’s just sort of been left to flounder by himself. People don’t open doors for famewhore men like they do famewhore women. :| I wish nobody were allowed to famewhore but, if it’s going to happen, at least let men get in on it, too.

      • NoU says:

        Maybe that IS what he needs to do to become more famous. Make a sex tape.

      • Bread and Circuses says:

        Yeah, I think it’s kind of nice (as well as perceptive) that he doesn’t want to slap the Kardashian name on what he does. In his own quiet way, he’s trying to succeed on his own terms.

        And he is, if you judge him on his own terms, rather than whether he’s as rich and famous as Kim. He’s a sock guy, and his socks are selling.

      • Tara says:

        He should invent a hipster line of club drinks called sox on the beach or release a sox tape!
        But really, I hope he succeeds because …I dont know. Just because?

      • RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

        I really dont get the hate for this poor kid. I mean, really?? His “mother” treats him terribly. I mean she is AWFUL to him. And, most of the time so do his sisters. Had Robert Kardashian lived I am certain Rob would be confidant, succeful and a lawyer by now. I feel so sorry for him. He is totally hen pecked and his confidence is in the toilet because of those shrews. AWFUL!
        I think its a minor miricle he didnt cave in to their ridicule and he actually stuck it out! GREAT!

    • LadyMTL says:

      I actually feel a bit bad for him too, and I never thought I’d say that about any Kardashian.

    • Annie says:

      Lol are you serious? Sympathy for what? He’s a lazy douchebag who settles for stupid jobs because he doesn’t have to work anymore. He loves fame and money just like the rest of those ball deficient men who only put up with being emmasculated because of the lifestyle it affords them. Don’t be fooled. Nobody is a victim here, except the underaged members.

      • Maureen says:

        Yeah, I agree with @Annie. His interview was painful to watch. He clearly was repeating scripted lines he’d been coached on, so he appeared inauthentic and lacked a natural, unaffected quality. He even repeated himself verbatim a few times as he was clearly not able to think/speak off script. He seemed to be trying to be something he isn’t and just comes across as awkward and terribly self-conscious. He’s a loser who wasted an education and lives off his family and can’t get (keep?) a woman and is a slob to boot. The socks venture is his attempt to do something, anything, that will allow him to appear to work but by taking the path of least resistance. By his own admission he’s already failed at several other ventures and he’ll fail at this one too.

  5. neelyo says:

    Wow, even the male Kardashian has those birthing hips.

  6. Annie says:

    Jesus, dude. You graduated from college. Your dad wanted you to go to law school, and so did you at one point. Why give all of those opportunities up to “make” socks? You don’t make shit. And you’re the Jack Osbourne of the Kardashian family – no one likes you.

    None of this would be happening if Robert Kardashian was still alive. That man knew how to run a ship. Didn’t he kick out Kim at one point and cut her off and made sure Kris Jenner got nothing after he caught her cheating? No way in HALE this fatass would be “making socks” and whoring around as a sole occupation if their dad was still alive. And forget about that sex tape. You could even forget about the Jenner girls being models too. Rob would’ve reminded Bruce that he still had balls, and Kris didn’t have to metaphorically own them forever.

    I hate this guy since he called Kim a whore and a slut on the show. Hi, you have a semblance of relevance in the universe and the chance to be pretty comfortable doing absolutely NOTHING thanks to her.

    • Erinn says:

      To be fair, being forced to plan your career around what your parents want isn’t a good situation either. I’m sure Kardashian Sr. could run a tight ship, but if he’s forcing his kid into a career that he doesn’t want, that wouldn’t make him a good father.

      • fingerbinger says:

        His father,Robert,is deceased. It would be PMK running that ship.

      • Erinn says:

        I’m aware he’s deceased. Annie said that if he was around, he’d have everything sorted out. I was replying to that.

      • Annie says:

        Better to guide him into becoming a productive, self-suficient MAN, than some D-list reality star with no future. That’s just shameful. What other career plans does he have anyway?
        Some men need to be guided and told what to do, otherwise they fall for anything and start stupid little businesses as “work”. What else is he going to do after this family stops being relevant? The others have more options than him. But he will be the first to feel the irrelevance, just like Spencer Pratt did. Heidi could still do porn or whatever desperate thing she can think of. For the men, once it’s over it’s over.

      • Erinn says:

        God, Annie. That’s kind of sexist. “Some men need to be guided and told what to do, otherwise they fall for anything and start stupid little businesses as “work”.”

        You have vitriol for this guy who is really pretty harmless. If he wants to make socks, why does it matter? He’s not supporting a wife and kids. He’s probably got enough money in his bank account to live comfortably for quite some time.

        If you had something that made you happy but didn’t bring in the bucks, would you want a parent of yours to force you to do something you didn’t want to just because it made more money? Or do you only expect that of men?

      • RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

        In some cultures…….Greek ( what I am) and Armenian…it is felt that the children “owe” their parents and the family so the children will do what is expected of them to make their parents proud and that they will in turn give back to the parents.
        I understand that in English and American culture it is “all about the individual” and what the individual wants but other cultures expect more back from their kids. Its about respect, gratitude and family solidarity.

    • tifzlan says:

      But i like Jack Osbourne….

  7. Yelly says:

    I remember when Robert was actually good looking. Sigh. Those were the days. You know who should do a sock line? Joseph Gordon-Levitt, bc he always wears mismatched socks. And he’s way hotter.

  8. Haley says:

    I’ve had a rough morning and your commentary absolutely cracked me up. thank you.

  9. Frida_K says:

    It’s hard not to feel sorry for him. I’m pretty hard-hearted and I feel kind of sorry for him.

  10. brin says:

    “I make socks. That’s all I do.” And you also eat a lot, apparently.

  11. Mon says:

    “I would rather film this — me doing what I do — than being around my family.” – this really says it about the whole k family….

  12. kpoodle says:

    Rob used to be hot! What happened?!

  13. Jayna says:

    I can’t hate on Rob. He’s not a fame ho like his sisters and mom. He’s quieter and I think battles depression. The one true thing I ever felt from the show was his breakdown at the counselor’s office with his family, which was really sad and telling that his own mom just sat there. At least, he did get his Bachelor’s degree. I just feel this is the one kid that really needed his father to help inform his growth as a man instead of a mom that lives for Kimmie and then the other clients — I mean daughers LOL and him last and Bruce who has no balls. He needs to grow up and maybe a good woman will help him as he seems a little weak and lazy. But I do root for him just because he has Kris as a mom. I don’t think he gained all that weight on purpose. I think he hated being fat and was embarrassed by his weight gain. Did he want a deal out of it? Sure.

  14. The Original G says:

    So, am I the only one who actually doubts he even designs the socks?

  15. Nono says:

    **What is it with the website that sends our comments where they’re not supposed to be?**

  16. DD says:

    I will never feel a bit sorry for this lazy loser who lives off his sisters. He treats women so badly it’s shameful. He’s a nasty little tantrum throwing weasel.

  17. Sloane Wyatt says:

    “Sock Boy”!! I can’t stop laughing!

  18. Nicolette says:

    “I make socks. That’s all I do.” Reminds me of Dr. Seuss.

  19. ORLY says:

    I happen to like crazy funky socks on men. George Stromboulopoulos pulls them off really well.

  20. MeowuiRose says:

    I actually feel bad for him. He has a mother who only sees value in her children if she can pimp them out and turn them into sex objects.

  21. eliza says:

    He is a nasty POS. I strongly dislike the Kardashian women but I truly hate him. He is a horrible misogynist and I suspect is a creepy stalker type. He talks to all of his sisters in a disrespectful manner (at least the few vignettes I have seen of their show) and was awful to that Cheetah Girl he dated. Who could forget his tirade on that British singer he dated for a hot minute.

    Can’t stand this fat, lazy, egotistical, entitled, disrespectful, pig!

    I have a friend in the men’s dept. at Neimans. They do laugh at the line and have been known to use the socks as dust rags on occasion. They are not a big seller and it is usually teenaged girls who buy a pair just to have a Kardashian product for their collection. My friend swears he has never sold any to men since Neimans has carried them.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      LMAO! I’m sorry but I laughed so hard at the image of Neiman’s employees using Kardashian socks as dust rags.

      Thank you for that ;)

    • Dommy Dearest says:

      So, this comment is NOT meant to be bitchy. But I’m unaware of Rob (I don’t watch the show and never will) and I haven’t heard much about him on sites. But I’m just not sure how you can dislike his sisters but hate him when the girls have done all the things you say he’s done as well (Maybe that’s just my hatred for the whole family shining through LOL). I remember the Cheetah Girl whose career never went anywhere trashed him on that D-listed talk show and I never knew why she felt the need to do that (once again just my lack of knowledge on him). TELL ME YOUR SECRETS! :D

  22. TheOriginalKitten says:

    He has a really odd hairline and unfortunately for him, he’s not the type of guy who can pull off that extra weight he’s carrying.

  23. mj says:

    Ok ok I think by shading him, you’re feeding into the Kardashian trap. In reality he’s a born-wealthy dude who has made some stupid, unsavory comments, doesn’t know what to do with his life, and fumbles when it comes to his family and their “fame”. He’s not even interesting enough to be talked about. I have absolutely no reaction to this dude. Except for this reaction. <—self-awareness lol

  24. idk says:

    I have seen a recent picture of him and he is A LOT slimmer now…he is also endorsing some sort of weight loss/energy pill. I don’t think there is anything wrong in starting off with a sock line…I think I remember him saying he wanted to get his feet wet, and then go into a men’s clothing line, however, he needs to hurry up as his family’s fame is dwindling quickly. Also, I do respect the fact that he did put his education first and actually obtained a business degree.

  25. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    Now if he’d expand into leg warmers – I miss those!

  26. Fan says:

    Rita Ora should thank him for being famous now. I probably would not even bother to look at her picture the first time if she wasn’t with Rob. He is a business man and I don’t think people should laugh at him. He wants to be respected. I would buy those socks if I see them in the stores.

  27. Shelly says:

    I don’t really have any beef with Rob. He seems to have some emotional issues, based on what I’ve seen on KUWTK, so I’m not going to bash him for trying to do something, even if it is only making socks. The dude does really like socks. It’s kind of funny, but whatever floats your boat.

  28. Madriani's Girl says:

    I think the socks are cute but only if they cost $2.00 for two pairs.

  29. palermo says:

    That’s all he does? Doubt if he does that at all. Looks like he spends his days eating, getting tattoos and sponging off his sister.

  30. kcarp says:

    I think he found the weight Khloe lost.

  31. Cirque28 says:

    I love on that video where he says he’s always working because if he goes to a restaurant and sees a cool wallpaper design, he snaps a picture of it. And then no doubt sends it to the real sock designers who roll their eyes and go, “Great, he’s out there ‘working hard’ again.”

    But I can’t help but feel sorry for RKard. He seems weary and depressed. Add the weight gain to that, and I’d bet he’s hypothyroid.

  32. More here says:

    Does Rob Kardashian has any friends in the movie industry? I think I have seen him somewhere in LA.

  33. lindy loo says:

    Does he realize what a total joke/douche he is?

  34. CharmingFrock says:

    Why are you mocking makers of socks??? I have knit well over 100 pairs and I LOVE socks and spend really absurd amounts of time pouring over sock making patterns planning my next stunning creation. I can tell you are just jealous that no one has knit you socks.

  35. Mia says:

    Sure, he didn’t care about being on a TV show at all…that’s exactly why he starred in TWO of them. And it’s also why he seemed to enjoy the perks of being a Kardashian like getting comped at clubs and getting something as insipid and inconsequential as SOCK line sold at upscale retail stores across the country. He promoted the damn things on the TV shows so that people knew “Arthur George is Rob KARDASHIAN’S sock line.” He didn’t just put them in stores anonymously. Did he think that he got a sock line sold at Neiman Marcus because of any discernible talent? It’s because he’s a Kardashian! Seriously, who is he kidding? He’s so entitled and delusional it’s mind blowing.

  36. evie rose says:

    Gaaaaah, he has such an easy life! He pimps his ugly ass socks out a few days out of the year(for a company that pimp mama kris set up for him), sleeps in every single day, dates hot models and singers(that pimp mama kris bullied into dating him), lives on a steady diet of candy and fast food. . . all while collecting an allowance from his sister Khloe & living rent free in her gigantic mansion.

  37. newtoyou says:

    Off topic…Everyone says that Khloe doesn’t look like the rest of the family but I think her and Rob look very similar.

  38. The Original Mia says:

    This manchild is a pathetic little wuss, who’d be nowhere without his sisters and his mother holding his balls in their hands.

  39. Caz says:

    “sock boy” :)

    Agree with all others…Rob doesn’t (cough) “make” socks. He (cough) is the face of the socks.

    Any of the Kardashian kids could escape if they really really wanted to.

    PMK must be panicking…it’s not a good PR sign when she’s trotting out Rob stories.

  40. VilodeMenus says:

    Does anyone else think that Rob is realllllly crazy. Like mentally ill crazy and that the entire K Klan is terrified one day he’s going to go off and murder them all? On some level they all seem to get really quiet when he starts weirding out, almost like they are getting ready to run in different directions so they all don’t die.

    Plus I think he truly hates his mother, and from what I heard when she divorced the Dad he wanted to take Rob,saying Kris was very abusive and in court docs actually described some of the things Kris was doing to Rob. She treated him very badly and differently from the girls. Anyway I’m expecting some kind of bloodbath with him eventually.