Online Petition To Boycott Kardashians Crosses Quater-Million Mark

Posted: December 22, 2011 in Entertainment News
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I admit, I am totally over the mess that is the Kardashian family.  So when I saw the online petition to boycott Kim Kardashian and her family’s 50 different reality TV shows on E! TV, I thought it was a tremendous idea.  Obviously, the petition won’t accomplish anything, other than letting the Kardashians know people are getting tired of their act.  Would you sign a petition like this?

 

From Frank DiGiacomo at The NY Daily News:

There’s only so much Kim Kardashian America can take.

An online petition found at BoycottKim.com has attracted the signatures of more than 277,500 people who proclaim that they’re done supporting the reality star and her publicity-loving family.

The site claims Kardashian has “made a mockery of American culture” and the petition hopes to attract as many signatures as possible in hopes of influencing Kardashian’s sponsors to end their relationship with her.

Those who sign the petition pledge to “boycott the products sold & marketed” by the 31-year-old. They also promise to avoid shopping at any stores that carry Kardashian-branded merchandise and to never watch “any television show, movie or sex tape” that features her.

The site also displays the logos of nearly 40 brands or stores that either use Kardashian as an endorser or sell her products.

The boycott push went live Nov. 2 on Go Petition.com — inspired in part by a column that Daily News columnist Joanna Molloy published that same day urging readers to “boycott Kim the Heartbreaker” and “make this money-grubbing airhead go away.”

The petition moved to its current URL address after amassing 180,000 signatures.

According to one of the founders of the website, the boycott is being closely monitored by Sears, which carries the Kardashian Kollection. (The source noted, by the way, that a substantial portion of those products are discounted on the department store’s website.)

The California-based co-founder, who requested anonymity, says the short-term goal of the boycott is to amass 350,000 signatures but contends that 500,000 would be the kind of “serious number” that would prompt a company such as Sears to re-evaluate its relationship with Kardashian.

A spokeswoman for Sears did not respond to our requests for comment by deadline.

While Sears, Skechers and QVC are among Kardashian’s most notable sponsors, the website co-founder says the petition is not “going after E! or the advertisers” of the Kardashian reality shows.

The viewership of those reality shows currently dwarfs the number of signatures that BoycottKim.com has gathered so far — especially in the wake of Kardashian’s opulent wedding and Oct. 31 divorce filing.

Although “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” is down from the 4.4 million total viewers that tuned in from the wedding, Nielsen data show that the reality series has been trending upward since news of the divorce broke and the new season started. The Dec. 11 episode of the show drew 3.2 million total viewers, for instance.

A rep for Kardashian did not return our request for comment.

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