The Kardashians' days may be numbered. According to a new article in The New York Post, Everything the reality family touches turns absolutely toxic - with party promoters, magazine editors and television execs all scrambling to blacklist them.
Inside sources tell The Post that their shows' ratings have plummeted, magazines with their faces do not sell and the Kardashian products are unmarketable.
I'm bored with them, Manhattan publicist R. Couri Hay, who responsible for setting up paid- Kardashian visits to clubs in 2008 and 2010, told The Post. But now, Hay would not dream of promoting Kim Kardashian and her little clunky sisters.
Promoters had previously paid the family to make appearances at their hot spots; Kim was reportedly paid $600,000 to spend New Year's Eve at Tao in Las Vegas. But now, no one want them anywhere near their venue.
I'd pay her $600,000 personally not to go to Red Egg, said Travis Bass, referring to the Chinatown hot spot he co-owns. Kim Kardashian would be crushing to us. We'd have a meeting Monday and talk about how that happened.
Everything spiraled downward when Kim divorced husband Kris Humphries after 72-days of marriage and a multi-million dollar, televised wedding. Since then, ratings have dropped and marketability has waned.
The E! Network's Keeping Up With the Kardashians took a 14 percent hit in Nielsen ratings, from 3.5 million viewers per episode last season to just 3 million this season, reports The Post. Circulation of magazines like Us Weekly, In Touch, Life & Style and OK! dropped almost 18 percent when a Kardashian was on the cover in Dec. publishers told The Post.
Even Kim's partnership with Skechers has shifted. The reality starlet, who was a spokesmodel for the shoe brand Skechers, was featured in the brand's Super Bowl commercial last year. But for 2012, Skechers has decided to drop Kim for a dog, a French bulldog to be exact.
To say that she was 'dropped' or 'replaced' is misleading and untrue. Skechers has enjoyed and continues to enjoy the relationship with Kim, and in fact we continue to discuss ways that we may work together in the future, said Skechers Fitness president
Backlash has been building momentum for months. In November, the No More Kardashian Petition was launched. Hundreds of thousands of people signed the internet petition, joining the crusade to boycott the family.
From that petition, a Web site has spawned. BoycottKim.com is dedicated to outlining all that is wrong with the Kardashian brand, and to encourage supporters of the movement to boycott both the Kardashian products and the stores that sell them.
We are tired that the media focuses so much attention on negative clowns like Kim Kardashian with little time devoted on our true heroes who have become ghosts with little to no recognition, reads an excerpt of the site's mantra.
IBTimes got an exclusive interview with Frank, one of the founders of the Boycott Web site.[We want] to put a face to the one percent, said Frank.
It is not about targeting Kim Kardashian, because there will always be another bad example, but rather the brands [that pay her].
Frank emphasized how you will not see a donate button anywhere on their site. They are not looking to profit from this endeavor in any way. Their cause, in fact, is proclaimed a noble one. Many of the people who have responded are either unemployed... or struggling to keep their jobs, Frank said. Then they see someone go and spend millions on a wedding?
We expect a cease and desist order, he said, but insists they will not fold under legal pressure.
Never before has an individual who made a sex tape, with no talents received so much attention, Frank added.
Other movements have spawned from this, such as the Tax Kim Kardashian push by Courage Campaign. Kim Kardashian made more than $12 million in 2010, but she only paid 1% more in taxes than a middle-class Californian. That's not OK, especially when budget cuts are decimating schools and critical programs for children, the elderly, and the disabled. It's exactly why Courage Campaign and two dozen other organizations are putting the Millionaires Tax of 2012 on the ballot, reads the clause.