Get Kim Kardashian off the Internet

Naris Barseghian

(December 20, 2011) — Would taking one of the most talked about reality TV show stars off the air do good for the media? Reality TV is only good for the excitement of drama, over-the-top exaggeration, fictional reality and the breakdowns of the stars in these shows. But not when it comes to the Kardashian family and, in particular, Kim. The public just cannot let them sit without criticism for too long. There has been a petition going around since early November to get this family off the air from their very popular reality show, Keeping up with the Kardashians . The show only shares the clips with the most tension and drama, and not the more normal side of the family. With so many fights and arguments, many argue that it is scripted and set up in some areas, while others are true. Cyndy Snider, the coordinator of this petition, is asking for E! to take this show off the air because she believes that these shows are mostly staged. Although Snider’s petition is the first to really get some attention, there have been other attempts to get them off TV, according to Yahoo. Snider sent this petition around once Kim filed a divorce with Kris Humphries after only being married 72 days. Although many people across and outside the U.S. have signed this petition, E! has not cut the show since the new season of “Kourtney & Kim Take New York” just premiered recently, and it attracted many viewers. However, according to a poll taken on AOL TV, about 80.5% of people want them to go off. Some people watch their show just for entertainment, while others genuinely look up to these girls as idols. “I want their show to go on because there are people out there who really like them, like myself,” said junior Arpine Pogosyan. “And if you do not like them, you can choose not to ‘google’ them, check their blog, or watch their show.” Even with as many as 10 million Twitter followers, there are still many that disagree with their careers. “They don’t have that many redeeming factors and yet girls all over try to be like them, specifically Kim,” said junior Nika Mnatsakanyan. “They have a both positive and negative effect. A positive effect because they’re good fashion icons. But mostly negative because they’re not good role models for teens this age. They don’t do anything good to set right morals,” said sophomore Ani Mard.