For one news anchor, a good and happy Friday means not being subjected to any news about the Kardashians. And he just want’s to have a good Friday, is that too much to ask?
“I’m having a good Friday, so I refuse to talk about the Kardashians today. You are on your own Amy. I can’t take it, I’ve had enough Kardashians! I can’t take any more Kardashian stories on this show.”
He walks away. Off-camera, you hear him yell back (as the other anchors laugh aloud),
I don’t care! This family, I’m sick of this family! I can’t take it anymore. It’s a non-story, it’s a non-story! You talk about this family, every freaking day on this show. Nobody cares about this family anymore. I’ve had enough, it’s Friday! I wanna have a good Friday. I don’t wanna talk about the Kardashians. That’s enough of these guys. Has anybody listened to the research? Nobody cares about the Kardashians anymore! Nobody cares! We do it everyday. Nobody cares about ’em! That’s enough of these guys!
One anchor commented afterwards, “His head looks like a tomato right now,” and the other said, “I’m sorry Jenny, that you had to witness this.”
After the incident, he commented on Facebook with a link to the video, “Here is the Kardashian rant. Sorry, I lost my mind a bit, although it was partially in jest! I did feel better though after I was done.”
The Kardashians, who gained fame from their reality television show Keeping Up With the Kardashians, surely have succeeded in capitalizing in on fame, endorsement deals, and social media prowess, rendering them rich, popular, and in control of the news cycle just for the sake of gossip.
Their influence is also undeniably staggering: Kim Kardashian boasts a following of 42.3 million followers on Instagram, making her the second most followed person on Instagram (behind Beyoncé). Siblings Kendall and Kylie Jenner also rank in the top ten most followed accounts. Additionally, Kylie is the most followed person on Snapchat with 30 million.
Whether you or John Brown like it or not, for whatever reason (to love them or hate on them) people seemingly do care about the Kardashians because if they didn’t, then why follow their every move?