‘KUWTK’: Is Social Media the Reason the Kardashians Are Still Holding On? Fans Think So

The Kardashians have built an empire by documenting their lives for a decade. As some of the most followed people on social media, the sisters know how to draw audiences in with pictures and videos. The Kardashians announced that they would be closing the curtains on their hit reality show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Although their fans won’t be able to keep up with them anymore through KUWTK, they still have social media to know what the Kardashians are up to. Some fans are now convinced that the Kardashians are still holding on because of social media.

Momager Kris Jenner smiling at dinner party while standing next to three of her daughters Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, and Kim Kardashian West
(L-R) Kris Jenner Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, and Kim Kardashian West | Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Business of Fashion

The Kardashians announced the end of their hit show

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Fans of Keeping Up With the Kardashians were stunned when the Kardashian-Jenners announced that the show was coming to a close. The family took to Instagram to relay the news to their legions of fans. Keeping Up With the Kardashians or KUWTK for short first aired in 2011 and focused on the Kardashian-Jenner family. Since then, the show has been on the air for 14 seasons and has attracted millions of viewers throughout its run.

KUWTK made the family a lot of money making them household names and paparazzi magnets. Momager Kris Jenner said that although it was time to say goodbye to the show, social media was a huge contributor to why the family had to cancel their long-running reality show. The family’s matriarch acknowledged that technology and social media especially have allowed fans to watch the family’s antics play out in real-time.

Fans think the Kar-Jenners’ kids are the key to them staying relevant

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Throughout the show, fans have watched the Kar-Jenners grow up and transition into motherhood. Fans now think that the Kar-Jenner kids are what the family needs to hold on to their relevance. Some fans feel that the attention that the famous family has enjoyed over the years has waned, and many people are becoming less interested in what the family has to offer. A section of fans believes that the Jenners might stay relevant because of their age, while the Kardashians become less relatable as they grow older.

Some fans argued that younger adults decide future trends, and most of them would be looking to influencers closer to their age than older ones. Other fans reasoned that bringing children into the mix will be the solution to keeping the KUWTK momentum going. Some fans are curious about how the children will grow up but don’t want the famous sisters to force their children into the limelight if they don’t want to be in it.

Fans are convinced that social media is the main reason why the Kardashians are holding on

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Social media has provided an easy channel for the Kar-Jenners to market themselves and push their brands to their followers. According to Reddit users, the famous sisters can’t give up life in the spotlight because of their money. One fan wrote, “Kendall and Kylie specifically and Kourtney. These three have shared their desires of living out of the limelight. Kylie and Kendall are always saying how they didn’t choose this lifestyle.” 

Another fan replied, “I think it’s honestly just addictive. There’s [sic] been studies showing that social media can be … addictive … Kylie and Kendall have totally just been indoctrinated into it, they don’t know any different and I think it fills a hole that’s been made from Kris” neglect.”