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Kim Kardashian Backlash: Has She Finally Hit Media Saturation Point?

TV Anchor Triggers Social Media Outpouring

Kim Kardashian, the queen of hype, has sparked a backlash because of her media over exposure. Here she's hyping an energy drink. (Photo by John Jansheskl for Hype)

Kim Kardashian, the queen of hype, has sparked a backlash because of her media over exposure. Here she’s hyping an energy drink. (Photo by John Jansheskl for Hype)

Kim Kardashian, the reality TV queen, may have finally hit a brick wall. A nascent backlash has begun over the unending self-promotion of her and family members, their pecunious lifestyle and the greedy quest to turn every life-event into a profit center.

Oddly enough, a local television news anchor in Orlando, Fla., kicked off the Kardashian reality check.

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Fox News anchor John Brown walked off the set rather than discuss Kim Kardashian and her clan during and on-air segment of “Good Day Orlando.”

“I’m sick of this family. It’s a non-story!” he bellowed.

It may have been a publicity stunt, but the act resonated around the world. A video of the meltdown was posted on YouTube, Aug.10, and has since gone viral. It’s been viewed nearly four million times. (See Below)

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The show was in the middle of its daily “Hot in Hollywood” segment when Brown drew the line on the Kardashians.

“I refuse to talk about the Kardashians today. You are on your own, Amy,” he said to his co-anchor. “I can’t do it! I’ve had enough Kardashians! I can’t take anymore Kardashian stories on this show.”

It appears Brown was channeling the feelings of millions of Americans who’ve reached their Kardashian saturation point.

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Kim created a sour mood herself earlier in the week when she was reprimanded by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for exploiting her pregnancy. She hyped a morning sickness drug to her 34 million Twitter followers.

Kim Kardashian and sister Khloe Kardashian were sued over claims they made about diet drug QuickTrim. Now Kim is in hot water again over the Tweet above.

Kim Kardashian and sister Khloe Kardashian were sued over claims they made about diet drug QuickTrim. Now Kim is in hot water again over the Tweet above.

Although she disclosed she was “partnering” with the drug company (i.e. being paid), she violated FDA policy. She failed to point out the risks of the medication and and suggested “that it is safer than has been demonstrated,” the FDA said in a warning letter.

Kardashian has been in hot water before through her promotion of a fad diet supplement QuickTrim. She continued to promote it, even after Dr. Adriane Fugh-Berman, a physician and associate professor at Georgetown University Medical Center, warned that the diet supplement could be dangerous and even fatal.

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It turned out, the pill was nothing more than hyped-up dose of caffiene, according to Celebrity Health & Fitness.

In the latest development, celebrity gossip blogger PerezHilton declared today (Aug. 14) that he was undergoing a “Kardashian Kleanse” starting Monday. He said he would refuse to posting a single story about the Kardashians and Jenners for the entire week.

“Do U ever feel like there’s just TOO MUCH Kardashian news out there?????” he wrote.

Toady gossip sites like GossipCop among other poo-pooed the move, but it’s not without precedent.

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Paris Hilton, the reality television who “made” Kim Kardashian, was finally banned by a number of media outlets because of her constant self-promotion. In her case, the ban worked. She’s never been able to command the same level of attention again.

Kim has faced serious backlashes before. After her lavish wedding to Kris Humphries blew up, even she admitted her career was in jeopardy. But she’s always managed to bounce back.

Still, just how long can someone defy gravity?”

Check out the video below, let us know your thoughts and be sure to follow IM on Twitter for the latest celebrity news.


  • Jamaro

    I hope he has started a trend!! It’s enough that every time I turn my computer on it’s Kardashian trash news everywhere!!….Now it’s invading our Local TV News too!!! I’ve written to my local TV station about it (not wanting to hear about them on the Local News), and I’m hoping they take the hint and roll with it.

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