The “No More Kardashian” boycott movement that seeks to remove the infamous reality family from television is fast gaining steam. From it’s inception in November 2, the group now has 96,500 signatures to date petitioning E!Entertainment for the removal of the Kardashian Klan from it’s programming.
It seems there’s an extremely thin line that divides hate from adoration, at least when it comes to fans of reality television, and when Kim Kardashian decided to end her marriage after 72 days, particularly after a contrived over-the-top wedding special, people had had enough…
The movement began with a petition
“Dear E! Online,
We are respectfully requesting that your network find other shows to Air.
Keeping up with the Kardashians is just not viewing that we the public, would like to see from your network. Enough is enough.”
spearheaded by Cyndi Snyder, and since November 2, nearly a hundred thousand people have signed on. Surely that’s more people than are present at Zucotti Park in New York protesting for Occupy Wall Street?
Still, that’s a drop in the bucket compared to Kim Kardashian‘s 11 million Twitter followers, unless these followers are social media accounts created specially by people hired for this sort of thing…you know, to propagate the Kim Kardashian myth.
But Snyder is adamant when she says a lot of irate TV viewers want the Kardashians to go.
“We feel that 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.”
Image via Keeping Up With The Kardashians