Can Kim Kardashian Really Fire Kourtney Kardashian from ‘KUWTK’? Khloe Explains Their Contracts

Is Kourtney Kardashian slacking on Keeping Up With the Kardashians? Kourtney’s need for boundaries within the scope of the reality show came to a head on the Dec. 8 episode of KUWTK, leading Kim Kardashian to threaten to fire Kourtney from the show. Does Kim have the power to do that though?

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Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, and Kourtney Kardashian | Christopher Polk/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank

Kim and Khloe got in a fight with Kourtney

Kim and Khloe don’t think that Kourtney has been sharing enough of her private life on the show and they totally called her out on it. While Kourtney believes in maintaining some boundaries about what she wants to share, her sisters think it’s their job to let the cameras into their lives.

Kourtney told her sisters they were “so disrespectful,” adding, “If I have boundaries, respect them. Just because you love to show every single thing…”

Khloe then interrupted, saying, “I don’t like to… that’s our job.”

Kim explained in a confessional that they are getting frustrated with Kourtney, sharing: “Our job is being open and honest and sharing a lot of ourselves, and it just seems for the past few years now, Kourtney hasn’t really been open about her personal life on camera. So all of the days that Kourtney isn’t filming, Khloe and I are picking up the slack and having to share more. Cause if we’re not sharing our lives, then what is the show?”

Khloe attacked Kourtney, telling her: “you don’t give anything, you coast. You think it’s fair that you just coast through life?… I would rather share never a thing.”

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Kourtney finds her sisters nosy

Kourtney was understandably frustrated with the way her sisters were ganging up on her and admitted, “My sisters are pretty nosy when it comes to anything in my life.”

She added: “I don’t know if they’re bored in their own lives and they want to live through my wild dating life that they think is going on. Like, come on, guys. Let’s get it together.”

Kim threatened to fire Kourtney

Clearly reaching the end of her rope, Kim called Kourtney and said, “We have a proposal for you. It starts with an f and ends with a d.”

While Kourtney said she was “down” for that, she texted Khloe to say she was in tears over Kim’s ultimatum.

Kourtney shared with the camera: “If Kim thinks she has the power to fire me from our family show? It’s just crazy. It’s just sometimes we need a break and I don’t want to film with Kim.”

Can Kim really fire Kourtney?

Kourtney admitted that it was “crazy” for Kim to think she could fire her from KUWTK and fans wondered whether Kim really has the power to do so.

In a Reddit discussion about the episode, one fan noted: “Ok but how do Kim and Khloe have the authority to ‘fire’ Kourt???? THEY ARE ALL EQUAL EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS.”

On Twitter, a fan spoke about the contracts involved, sharing: “Umm they can NOT fire anyone Especially not Kris. She’s the one who made the show and who made them famous. And Kourtney, Kim and Khloe each have equal contracts so they can not fire one another.”

During the episode, Khloe chatted with fans on Twitter and confirmed that she, Kim, and Kourtney have the same contract. One fan asked: “this ain’t shade AT ALL but do Kendall and Kylie have different contracts now for #KUWTK? cos Kendall rarely films and Kylie isn’t featured a whole lot?”

Khloe shared: “Kendall and Kylie have different contracts. Kourt, Kim and I have an equal contract.”

This would seem to suggest that they don’t have firing power over one another but further supports why Khloe and Kim were so annoyed with Kourtney and Kris. Khloe tweeted: “I love my mom so much! But I was speaking to my manager and my co worker. Kim and I are exhausted from picking up the slack and working overtime since they won’t film #KUWTK.”