Uh-oh. I’m sure this is NOT the response Kim Kardashian, her mother/manager Kris Jenner, the rest of the Kardashian clan, or the people at E! were expecting as part of the fallout from Kim’s wedding/divorce drama.
“In a grass roots effort, we have collected [thousands of] signatures for a petition asking E! Entertainment to remove the Kardashian suite of shows from their programming. We feel these shows are mostly staged and place an emphasis on vanity, greed, promiscuity, vulgarity and over-the-top conspicuous consumption.
“While some may have begun watching the spectacle as mindless entertainment or as a sort of ‘reality satire,’ it is a sad truth that many young people are looking up to this family and are modeling their appearance and behavior after them. I’ll remind you here that the Kardashian family fame largely started with a ‘leaked’ sex tape.”
As of yesterday afternoon, 70,601 people had signed the petition. Goodness! The petition is so popular, the website hosting it said it may take a while for new signatures to show up due to “very heavy traffic.”
I’m guessing the only way to get the Kardashian shows off the air is if there’s a massive ratings drop, but this may be the beginning of the end of the Kardashians as the reigning reality TV personalities. What do you think?
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