A family group this week petitioned E! to cancel “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”,”Kourtney & Kim Take New York”, and everything else Kardashian. Before you yell about the Kardashians not being of interest to Blacks, please note that Nielsen has recorded 3.9 million blacks watch this show on a regular basis. The show garners just above 10 million.
The petition says:
“We are respectfully requesting that your network find other shows to Air,” reads the petition addressed to “E! Online.” “Keeping up with the Kardashians is just not viewing that we the public, would like to see from your network. Enough is enough.”
“We feel that these shows are mostly staged and place an emphasis on vanity, greed, promiscuity, vulgarity and over-the-top conspicuous consumption,” said Snider in a statement to Yahoo!, “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.
The Kardashian women could benefit from the jetlag of life by following these rules.
Despite the 11,000-plus supporters, though, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” remains one of E!’s highest-rated shows. In fact, the special “Kim’s Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event” drew 10.5 million viewers. Nevermind that Kardashian and husband Kris Humphries are now estranged.
On Tuesday, the movement’s “Boycott the Kardashians” Facebook page posted this message: “I think it’s safe to say we are in the process of going viral!” What do you think? Are the Kardashians the heralds of the decline of Western civilization? What say you? Tell us on facebook.