‘KUWTK’: This Was the Kardashians Biggest Scandal, According To Data
For better or for worse, reality TV will never be the same. After 20 seasons and 14 years of drama, Keeping Up with the Kardashians is finally comes to an end. In early Sept. 2020, Kim Kardashian West got on her Instagram page to share that her family had made the heartfelt choice to end the show.
So much has changed since KUWTK debuted in 2007. Unscripted television is very different and there’s been the influx of social media. There’s also been the multitude of scandals that members of the KarJenners have been involved with across the years.
From Kardashian West’s 72-day marriage to Khloé Kardashian’s arrest, the KarJenner’s missteps, mishaps, and mistakes have all played out in front of the camera. However, according to data, there most infamous scandal isn’t what you’d expect.
Inside the scandal that started ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’
In 2007, just a few months before KUTWK first premiered, Kardashian West was unwittingly thrust into the spotlight. A sex tape she’d made with her then-boyfriend Ray J from 2002 had leaked without her consent.
Since the tape was released just nine months prior to the KUWTK series premiere, critics of the KarJenners have held fast to the notion that the tape was leaked by the family for publicity. However, the Skims founder has always maintained that she was horrified that such a private moment was put on display for everyone to see.
In fact, she sued the entertainment company for releasing the tape and eventually settled out of court for $5 million. However, the tape along with the reality series made the starlet a household name, seemingly overnight.
‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ began falling apart several years ago
The eldest Kardashian, Kourtney has been vocal about her frustration with being in the spotlight and the constant assessments and criticism. Looking back, it appears that KUWTK has been taking a toll on the family for some time.
Buzzfeed has reported that the cracks in the family began to show following Kris and Caitlyn Jenner’s divorce. With Caitlyn coming out as a transwoman on her own meant that for the first time the KarJeeners had lost control of the narrative. They said,
The first splinter in this success came with Kris and Caitlyn Jenner’s split in 2013. Their relationship had been at the heart of KUWTK from the very first episode, and removing it threw the show into flux.
This was the biggest ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ scandal
From Kylie Jenner’s secret pregnancy to Kardashian West’s Paris robbery KUWTK has been riddled with scandals. SEMrush, a data trends analytics company explored the most searched Kardashian/Jenner scandals from over the years and what they found was pretty shocking.
According to the data company, the most searched KUWTK scandal was Khloé’s pregnancy. Though we don’t recall there being much hoopla around the Good American founder’s pregnancy aside from Tristan Thompson’s infidelity, recent pregnancy rumors about the Revenge Body host who has reportedly rekindled her romance with the NBA star have certainly raised eyebrows. Check out the full list below.
- Khloe’s pregnant
- Kim Kardashian sex tape with Ray J – the scandal that started it all
- Kim Kardashian blackface
- Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift (feud)
- Scott Disick rehab
- Kylie Jenner’s lip fillers
- Tristan Thompson cheats on Chloe
- Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy
- Caitlin Jenner transgender
- Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi ad