You might have your own opinion of the Kardashians and the Keeping Up With the Kardashians phenomenon of seasons past. But online fan discussions reveal plenty of speculation that the Kardashian-Jenners have hit a low point in popularity. Some followers anticipate a comeback, while others predict a permanent decline. So, will the celebrity clan survive this potential lull? Or are fans calling the attention grabs as they see them and predicting a fall from grace?
Are fans onto something by citing the Kardashian-Jenner low point?
Scrolling through Reddit threads shows two distinct camps of opinions. One group of KUWTK fans suggests this recent lull and lackluster response to the celebrity family’s goings-on is simply that — a valley among several peaks and valleys of popularity. This group also believes the Kardashian-Jenners will bounce back.
One fan writes, “I feel like this is their low point,” and points out how “they always bounce back.” As long as people continue talking about them, they will always be relevant.
Another fan’s point might resonate even more. “This family has built a fortune off scandal and publicity,” the commenter writes. And there is truth to this family’s ongoing popularity being tied to a host of unpopular decisions, comments, and public spectacles.
The other emerging critique from fans says this latest string of unpopular events will spell the family’s downfall. And a quick scan of recent headlines demonstrates there might much more for the Kardashian-Jenners to overcome.
Why fans might think there’s a Kardashian-Jenner lull these days
Whether you believe the Kardashian-Jenners are experiencing a temporary or permanent downfall, no one seems to question that a low point is happening for them right now.
In April, Khloé Kardashian was in hot water for reportedly lying to fans with her edited snaps, the Mirror reports. Add to that the end of the family’s hit show, KUWTK; Kim Kardashian’s divorce from Ye; and the uninspiring and mediocre business ventures as of late, and it certainly feels like the family is sliding into a permanent state of lousy publicity.
The recent Astroworld tragedy also hit the family hard. Kylie Jenner took to Instagram to offer condolences to the those affected by the deadly event. CNN also reported that Jenner said neither she nor her partner, Travis Scott, was aware of fatalities until after the concert. But the looming cloud over Scott’s head for continuing to perform during the chaos seems unshakable.
It feels like public antics are attention grabs
Some fans speculate that the Kardashian-Jenners are trying to salvage their family’s image through half-baked publicity stunts. For example, Kourtney Kardashian’s romance with Travis Barker and Kim’s relationship with Pete Davidson have grabbed headlines.
And Elle shares the details behind a new show coming in 2022 that appears to have many of the Kardashian-Jenners attached. In an attempt to revive what they know works well for them, namely a TV series, Khloé revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that the Hulu series would likely premiere “soon.” But early critics of this latest attention-grabbing venture are already yawning.
You might believe the Kardashian-Jenner family has reached its peak. However, fans might be right in assuming that as long as headlines keep featuring them and Reddit threads keep discussing the family affairs, the reality TV stalwarts will rebound in the public eye.