Boycott 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians'? Online Petition Calls To Take Reality Show Off The Air
Everyone knows that the best reality TV shows are staged and "place an emphasis on vanity, greed, promiscuity, vulgarity and over-the-top conspicuous consumption" -- hello, that's where the drama comes from.
Without those qualities reality TV would be pretty boring, but clearly the organizations behind petitions to get the Kardashian family off the airwaves don't understand that.
"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," petition organizer Cyndy Snider said in a statement to Yahoo TV. "We feel these shows are mostly staged and place an emphasis on vanity, greed, promiscuity, vulgarity and over-the-top conspicuous consumption."
Snider's petition is just one of the organized efforts to axe "Keeping Up With The Kardashians." According to Yahoo, there are also websites and Facebook pages dedicated to ending their reign as the royal family of reality TV.
"While some may have begun watching the spectacle as mindless entertainment or as 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," Snider continued in her statement.
At the time this article was published, Snider's petition had collected more than 56,000 signatures. That might sound like a lot but the Kardashians don't rake in the millions of dollars without having millions of fans. A combined 10.5 million viewers tuned in this past October to view the two-night airing of "Kim's Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event," and the site that hosts Kim's sex tape received more than 2 million visitors during the actual wedding weekend in August.
It's obvious that the fans outnumber the haters otherwise the Kardashians wouldn't be famous in the first place, but as RadarOnline reports, Kardashian protestors are now targeting the family's newest ventures with their complains.
According to the website, a growing number of people have posted on Tyler Perry's website, demanding that the director fire Kim Kardashian from his new movie, "The Marriage Counselor."
Ever since the Kardashians hit the small screen their antics been a great source for comedic material and commentary, but Kim's decision to file for divorce after 72 days of marriage, followed by accusations the wedding was a sham, has caused an irrational outpouring of disapproval, disgust and hatred from many.
Kim, her family, and her lawyer have vehemently denied allegations that the marriage to Kris Humphries was for any reason other than love, but in the court of public opinion it seems that regardless of the veracity of the marriage, many just don't want to "Keep Up With The Kardashians" any longer.
2011 has been a big year for Kim and the whole Kardashian family. Check out their year in review:
MONTE CARLO, MONACO - MAY 27: Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries attend the Amber Fashion Show held at the Meridien Beach Plaza on May 27, 2011 in Monte Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian are seen shopping at Petco on June 12, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (WireImage)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Kim Kardashian on the set of her new fragrance commercial on July 10, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
Kim Kardashian celebrates her bachelorette party at TAO Nightclub at the Venetian on July 23, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (WireImage)
Khloe Kardashian, Kim Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian attend Kim Kardashian's bachelorette dinner at TAO Bistro at the Venetian on July 23, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (WireImage)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 07: (L-R) TV personalities Lamar Jr., Lamar Odom, daughter Destiny, Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian arrive at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards held at the Gibson Amphitheatre on August 7, 2011 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: (L-R) Kendall Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries, and Brody Jenner attend the Abbey Dawn by Avril Lavigne Spring 2012 fashion show during Style360 at the Metropolitan Pavilion on September 12, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
NBA player Kris Humphries (L) and TV personality Kim Kardashian attend a welcome party for newlyweds Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries hosted by Colin Cowie and Jason Binn at Capitale on August 31, 2011 in New York City.
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 31: Kim Kardashian attends Heidi Klum's 2010 Halloween Party at Lavo on October 31, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Event honoree, Kim Kardashian speaks on stage at the 2011 Game Changers Awards at Skylight SOHO on October 18, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 15: Kourtney Kardashian and Kim Kardashian are seen on location for 'Kourtney and Kim Take New York' aboard a Gray Line New York bus on the streets of Manhattan on November 15, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Loud/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Kim Kardashian and Gabriel Aubry attend a game between the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on November 21, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 30: (L-R) Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian and Kim Kardashian promote their new book 'Kardashian Konfidential' at Barnes & Noble, 5th Avenue on November 30, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 18: Kim Kardashian and NJ Nets player Kris Humphries leave Barneys on January 18, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
Kim Kardashian sends 'I Love You' hand signals to NJ Nets player Kris Humphries during the Utah Jazz vs New Jersey Nets game at the Prudential Center on January 19, 2011 in Newark, New Jersey.
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 13: TV personality Kim Kardashian arrives at The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 14: Kim Kardashian hosts Valentine's Day at Marquee nightclub at the Cosmopolitan on February 14, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 02: (L-R) TV personalities Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian arrive at Nickelodeon's 24th Annual Kids' Choice Awards at Galen Center on April 2, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 11: Kim Kardashian hosts the launch of Midori Melon Liqueur trunk shows at Trousdale on May 10, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)