Your daughter is going through possibly one of the most difficult and lowest points in her life as she struggles to deal with a crumbling marriage, and a husband who is in the throes of drug abuse…what do you do? Well, if you are Kris Jenner, you make sure there are cameras rolling so the tragedy can play out on KUWTK and ensure a ratings blockbuster. Perhaps I am wrong, but I thought Khloe Kardashian had a little more willpower than to succumb to a cheap publicity boost by allowing her dissolving marriage to a cheating, crack-smoking Lamar Odom to play out on the show. And has Lamar lost all self-respect that he would allow his fall from grace, as he spiraled into the grips of an intense drug addiction, to be fodder for Kardashi-fans? Or, did Jenner insist the once “unbreakable” (remember their fragrance?!) couple stick to their contractual obligations? I think the latter is most likely as Jenner knew her daughter’s pain would make for great TV.
Let’s face it, we all know it is a scripted show. Jenner actually put Kendall and Kylie up to blatantly making a display of wide eyes and shock as they listen in on a phone call between Khloe and an obviously intoxicated Lamar, making him look even more pathetic. The things most typically held as the most private affairs in a family are seen as a ratings bonanza for Jenner. For heartless Jenner, relationships are nothing more than material for the show.
Case in point. While the premeditated set-up of Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles seemed to fizzle almost as quickly as Kris set up all the photo ops, they seem to be “back-on.” Jenner pushed her eldest daughter with former Olympian Bruce Jenner into getting back with Styles, despite the warnings from other family members and friends who fear impending heartbreak for the young model. Kendall really likes the One Direction boy-bander, but she loves the attention she gets for being with him that much more. So much so that she is willing to relinquish any bit of self-respect she may have had left and use Styles for publicity just as the many other Kardashi-men are used for. Using her big sister’s techniques as her guide, and her mother’s constant nagging as her motivation, Kendall is pushing Styles to appear on KUWTK like future brother-in-law, Kanye West. So far Styles has resisted but seems to now be warming to the idea. After all, if the almighty Yeezus can do it….
So, forget that your young daughter is getting involved with a known player who will eventually break her heart, you have important phone calls to make to the media, Kris! I hear that the line is now open since Khloe’s heartbreaking phone call with Lamar has finished filming and Kylie Jenner is busy taking more selfies of her stomach and boobs to share with “fans.”
But this degenerate miasma that is the Kardashian/Jenner axis of evil leaves us with a single positive. Despite the disgusting famewhores exposing their dirty laundry on TV, their ratings for their premiere episode were down 20% from last season.
UPDATE – NBCUniversal contacted CDL to say that they are pleased with how KUWTK has done so far, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians is still very much appointment TV viewing, and the season 9 premiere was especially popular with our key demos, and in its timeslot across all of cable.”