Kardashian boycott launched online to ban family franchise on TV
It seems Kim Kardashian's move to divorce Kris Humphries not only sent the media buzzing but also caused some people to become fed up with the family's public exploits.
A petition has been launched online calling for the E! Entertainment network, which airs "Keep Up With The Kardashians" and other shows based on the close clan, to be removed from the airwaves.
"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! "We feel that these shows are mostly staged and place an emphasis on vanity, greed, promiscuity, vulgarity and over-the-top conspicuous consumption."
The petition, called "No More Kardashian" is available on gopetition.com and at press time has over 75,000 signatures. There's also a Facebook page dedicated to the cause with over 44,000 fans at the time of this writing.
"'Keeping up with the Kardashians' is just not viewing that we the public, would like to see from your network. Enough is enough," the preamble to the petition states.
The 31-year-old "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star filed for divorce at a Los Angeles court. The couple's date of separation is also listed as October 31. The 31-year-old cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split. This was Kardashian's second marriage. She and Humphries, 26, have no children.
Kardashian and Humphries, a basketball player, began dating in late 2010 and announced their engagement in May. The reality star was previously married to music producer Damon Thomas. The two wed in 2000, when she was 19 years old, and divorced in 2004.
The wedding of Kardashian and Humphries took place on August 20 under tight security at a $20 million estate near Santa Barbara. More than 500 people, including celebrities, attended the highly-publicized event.
Kim and Kourtney Kardashian will be seen along with Humphries and Kourtney's longtime boyfriend Scott Disick on the new season of "Kourtney and Kim Take New York." The second season premiere is slated for November 27.