Kim Kardashian’s recent breakup from hubby, Kris Humphries, seems to have sparked a fire under all her haters.
Many Tyler Perry fans protested the reality star’s role in the upcoming film, The Marriage Counselor, with little result. Reports indicate that Kim is done shooting her part in the movie, and there’s no indication that Tyler intends to leave her on the editing room floor.
Now, according to RadarOnline.com, more Kim naysayers are prepared to boycott “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” the E! series that turned Kim into a household name.
“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,” boycott organizer Cyndy Snider said in a statement.
"We feel that these shows are mostly staged and place an emphasis on vanity, greed, promiscuity, vulgarity and over-the-top conspicuous consumption," the statement read.
So far, the petition, which began circulating on Nov. 2, has collected more than 10,000 signatures.
It might be a moot point anyway, since there have been unsubstantiated rumors that E! is already planning to cut back on a few series from the Kardashian franchise.
Although, Cyndy’s statement reiterated that Kim’s first claim to fame was as Ray J’s lover in a sex tape, the push against the socialite-turned-businesswoman has gained strength since the end of her marriage, which many believed was a sham.
“It was pretty much an arranged marriage right from the start,” one source told RadarOnline.com. “Kim was looking for a husband and Kris was selected for her, amongst others. She wasn’t really into him but she hoped she would be able to develop some feelings, but it never happened. She was never particularly attracted to him, and by all accounts absolutely hated sleeping with him or even having to make out with him,” said the source, who added that the union was a moneymaker.
Since her marriage ended, Kim has been spotted out with ex Reggie Bush; but, she denied her union with Kris was phony.
“I would never marry for a TV show, for money, for anything like that and I think that’s ridiculous that I have to defend that,” she said.
—Tracy L. Scott