Neil deGrasse Tyson may be an astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science communicator but he might want to add celebrity analyst to his resume. The science expert has his own talk show on the National Geographic Channel called StarTalk, which combines pop culture and physics. Didn’t think you’d see those two topics together, did you? But with subject matter like that, it makes perfect sense that he would compare Kim Kardashian West to one of the brightest stars in the galaxy.
“Betelgeuse is big and bold and it’s in your face,” Tyson told Us Weekly. “You can’t look in the sky without it calling attention to you.”
Tyson does add that things could blow up for Kardashian. “I caution, Betelgeuse is a prime candidate for exploding as a supernova. I don’t know how.”
Only a genius like Neil could say what he said and still be taken seriously. Kanye West‘s probably sulking in a corner somewhere, wondering why he didn’t think of think of likening his wife’s body to a celestial body.
Sorry, Kanye, but not everyone can be as cool a cat as Tyson.