Keeping Up With the Kardashians is by far one of the most successful, if not the most successful, reality TV show to ever have graced our screens.
The Kardashian empire, in fact, just seems to go from strength to strength, but a new essay, written by Rolling Stone writer Rob Sheffield, pours scorn on the KUWTK crew, criticizing them in just about every area of life.
In his piece, aptly entitled The Kardashians: The Egos That Ate America, Sheffield takes swing after swing at what he sees in terms of the negative qualities and traits the Kardashians have and represent.
Speaking about the fact the show has been on the air for seven long years, the Rolling Stone veteran notes, “So many empires have come and gone in the Kardashian era: The Hills, Jersey Shore, The Real Housewives of Wherever…But the Kardashians are right here, where they’ve always been. Which is freaking everywhere.”
The piece goes into gory detail about how Sheffield sees the Kardashians, calling them things like “vain, repugnant,” and “egotistical,”
“The Kardashians are the last ladies standing in reality TV because they’ve simply always believed they were celebrities — endlessly amused with themselves, endlessly oblivious to one another. Their vanity is impervious to the outside world…Their gargantuan egos, their petty jealousies, their catty feuds, the effort-vs.-eye-roll they put into reciting their lines, their commitment to frivolity at all costs — these are seductive qualities in a reality TV star, however repugnant they might be in real life.”
In other words, Sheffield definitely doesn’t tune in regularly to KUWTK to catch the latest gossip or drama in the Kardashian household.
In continuing his scathing and personal attack, Sheffield added, referring to the relationship between Kim Kardashian and Kanye West,” They do not learn, grow, mature, suffer, any of that HBO Sunday-night business. They do, however, take pole-dancing classes. And get mad when Mom crashes the pole-dancing classes.”
In conclusion, those of you who are cringing at the nasty words written about America’s most famous celebrity family or even those of you who agree with Rob Sheffield, the writer finished with these pearls of wisdom.
“You might loathe the Kardashians, and that’s more than understandable. But there are hardly any ex-fans of the Kardashians, because all they ever promised is what they keep delivering: a journey into the American ego at its most luridly monstrous, with lots of shopping.”