Thousands Petition To Kan Kim Kardashian
TV viewing habits have changed and technological advances have challenged the Major Networks for the advertising dollar.This helped with the rise of “reality TV!” No family has benefited more than the Kardashian Clan. They were the darlings of Reality TV, until Kim’s marriage ended 72 days later.
“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.”
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“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,” Snider said. “I’ll remind you here that the Kardashian family fame largely started with a ‘leaked’ sex tape.”
The petition has gathered steam over the last couple of days. Traffic was so heavy it caused problems for the host site.
As of Wednesday afternoon, the petition had more than 70,601 signatures. Want to add your name to the list? Good luck. GoPetition.com, the site hosting the campaign, posted a message on the “No More Kardashian” page Wednesday warning visitors that signatures may not immediately show up because of “very heavy traffic” to the site.
“We apologize for any server outages,” the site said, “but this petition is just off the scale in popularity.”