There has been a seemingly steady backlash against the Kardashian’s ever since Kim’s extravagant “winning” wedding and ultimately failed marriage. Perhaps it was in the making long before. It seems like the K family has a new show in the works every couple of months, documenting every facet of their lives from daily interactions to babies and marriage. Many people believe it is WAY too much, and have had harsh words to say about what was once America’s most popular reality TV family. This is not to say they have been replaced by anyone new, but they certainly are not gaining any favor as time goes on.
If you recall the first sightings of K family superstar Kim were outings with socialite Paris Hilton. I remember seeing photographs and wondering who the beautiful brunette was. Many reports have suggested Kim “stole” Paris’s career, as the next step to fame was her sex tape release with Ray J. Whether accidental (Kim was portrayed as completely destroyed by the publicity of the tape, and ever since she has tried to maintain a cleaner less sexy persona) or marketing genius, the tape introduced the Kardashian Family to the world. Beforehand, they were only known to us through their famous deceased father, a lawyer on the defense team for OJ Simpson. Kris Jenner, Robert’s ex and the current wife of Olympic Champion Bruce Jenner and matriarch was best friends with Nicole Brown Simpson, and recently published a tell all memoir in which some juicy details of her life were displayed. She revealed that Nicole confided in her she was terrified of OJ and shockingly that she was afraid he might kill her. Kris feels she may have been able to prevent the murders. Also in the memoir, and admission of adultery in Robert and Kris’s marriage. Most recently, paternity issues have arised for middle daughter Khloe, who at 5’10 doesn’t compare to her petite sisters. However, Kris dismissed this as “total crap” and records of Robert’s divorce with a second wife were unearthed. They listed his cause for seperation which was that Jan Ashley wanted another child, and since he had 4 biological children (Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Robert) he had no desire for more. This under penalty of perjury pretty much alludes that Robert did in fact consider Khloe his biological child (his ex Ellen claimed he was unsure, which sparked all the controversy.)
All of this added to Kim’s wedding disaster spells PR nightmare for the K’s. Kim tried to do damage control after her divorce went public (minutes after it was filed) by flying to Haiti and helping with relief. It seemed to do little good, although she did a good deed. Most detrimental – a huge decrease in viewers this season post-nuptials : The Keeping Up With The Kardashians franchise dropped from 3.5million viewers per episode last season to just 3million this season – a drop of 14 per cent, according to Nielsen ratings.
The family has countless shows, products and projects under their belts. But according to the New York Post, they are continually falling out of favor with viewers and fans alike. And for a family that loves any publicity it can get, it is not good news that magazine editors, party promoters and television executives are all blocking them, according to a new reports.
The NY Post reported that their days of paid events and appearances are long over, as many venues are offering to pay them NOT to show up. Travis Bass, who owns the Red Egg restaurant in New York’s Chinatown, told the paper: ‘I’d pay her $600,000 personally not to go to Red Egg.
‘Kim Kardashian would be crushing to us. We’d have a meeting Monday and talk about how that happened.’
Personally I have not been thrilled with the style of ANY of the Kardashian sisters lately. Their new Kardashian Kollection at Sears in my opinion is a reflection of their increasingly bad taste. Who is styling these women? Kim needs to go back to her roots, yes she is 33, but that doesn’t mean she has to dress 53. She needs to bring back a little sexy, touching on her old style. The girls seem to trade clothing as they all look very similar in photographs : high waisted pants, ruffled front shirts, basically granny outfits. Kim wears unflattering ensembles which make her hips and ass look as big as possible when it should be just the opposite. Is her booty her best asset? Of course, but that doesn’t mean it has to be magnified by 300%. The above pictures are a great example, the colors, fit and especially the pants are BAD, BAD, and WORSE. Kim needs to knock a few years off her wardrobe. We understand she wants to be taken seriously, but she is famous for her body and face.. what else is there? I thought she was absolutely ridiculous in her Playboy shoot as well as her reaction to photos in W magazine, where she cried crocodile tears about being full frontal nude. Um, hello Kim! It’s PLAYBOY! On top of that, you are on the internet in a porn. You have nothing left to hide, so at least stop trying to be so conservative.
And as well as their television shows suffering a ratings drop, magazines Us Weekly, In Touch, Life & Style and OK! featuring a Kardashian on the cover last month dropped in circulation by around 18 per cent. We are used to seeing atleast several per week. I think many are just plain sick of it.
Manhattan publicist R. Couri Hay, who previously arranged Kardashians’ visits to various clubs back in 2008 and 2010, told the New York Post: ‘I’m bored with Kim Kardashian and her little clunky sisters.’
However, despite recent claims that Kim was dropped by Skechers and replaced by a bulldog in their new adverts, the footwear company was quick to come forward and insist it was simply a case of her contract ending.
Meanwhile, it has also been claimed that both Kim and Khloe keep a shocking 90 per cent of the proceeds from their charity auctions on eBay.
Fox News’ Pop Tarts column reports the siblings both contribute the minimum amount they are required to give to charity through eBay’s GivingWorks after auctioning off various personal items.
Glenn Selig, President/CEO of Selig Multimedia, told Pop Tarts: ‘Many times the public assumes that all the proceeds go to charity and not the celebrity.
‘But that is often not the case. The public should never assume that 100 percent goes to charity.’
It seems as thought the family needs to take a collective step back from the reality show scene. It’s obvious that the shows are heavily scripted, the story lines are consistent with sitcoms. A problem arises, it climaxes, is resolves and everything is hunkey dorey. This is clearly not a real life representation. It all just seems too conveniently set up, Kourtney and her weird exploits including an anal cleanse and obsession with couponing, Khloe’s issues with Kim and Kris. Maybe if they focused on more “REALITY” it would be less corny. For now, it might be beneficial to cut the number of shows. It has been reported by producers at E! that there are MANY more to come.. next up, a series focusing on Kendall and Kylie. There is no limit to the combinations we could see coming. Kim and Kendall, Kourtney and Kylie, Kris and Kris (wait he’s gone), Khloe and Kim..etc etc. This could be the explanation for people being so sick of it all. For now we are left to wonder when the next series will be overpromoted on E!. Thank God for DVR. I myself watch KUWTK and some of the others, but there is such a thing as going overboard.