A No More Kardashian petition has gone viral as thousands of protestors signed the boycott, asking E! Networks to pull the plug on its popular reality series.
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 creator Cyndy Snider said in a statement to Yahoo News. We feel that these shows are mostly staged and place an emphasis on vanity, greed, promiscuity, vulgarity and over-the-top conspicuous consumption.
The No More Kardashian petition posted on Nov. 2 aims to remove the show Keeping Up with the Kardashians from E!'s television lineup as well as halt their endorsement of clothes, perfume and all other merchandise in light of Kim Kardashian's failed 72-day marriage.
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.
While the the petition at Gopetition.com had about 11,000 signatures as of 4 p.m. on Tuesday, by about 9 p.m., it had amassed over 17,000 signatures (more than 1,000 per hour) suggesting E! finds another show to air in place of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
There is no particular religious or political platform behind our disgust; we are just finally fed up, Snider said.
The petition will reportedly be sent to E! after Nov. 30 when the link expires. There is no word on what E! will do with the petition signatures as the Kim's Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event special drew 10.5 million viewers, not to mention Keeping Up with the Kardashians is one of its most popular shows.
Other petitions boycotting the Kardashians, like FB Boycott, FB Group, Boycott the Kardashians and Boycott Kim, have emerged since the star filed divorce papers on Oct. 31 and unleashed a backlash from fans.
Another online petition boycotts Kim Kardashian's role in the upcoming Tyler Perry film, The Marriage Counselor, as protesters feel she has mocked the institution of marriage. Some have even comment directly on Perry's Web site to express disgusting in her role in the film.