Hundreds of skilled Photoshop Professionals who've risked carpal tunnel to pursue their love for pushing the limits of airbrushing might soon join the nation's unemployment lines as the Kardashian era comes to a close (so declares New York Post). Details follow.
A story published by the Post early Friday morning and used in countless punchlines across the blogosphere since reveals that industry insiders have decided the Kardashian kraze to be ovah! Sashay away, lovies.
According to the publication:
Everything the reality family touches turns absolutely toxic — with party promoters, magazine editors and television execs all scrambling to blacklist them, insiders told The Post.
Ratings for the family’s reality show have plummeted, sales of magazines with Kim Kardashian’s mug go unsold, and her products are unmarketable, insiders say.
Promoters were doling out thousands of dollars so Kim and sisters Kourtney and Khloe would hit their hot spots. And Kim was once paid $600,000 to spend New Year’s Eve at Tao Las Vegas.
But now nightlife promoters are claiming they'll pay the Kardashians to not come to their clubs.
I’d pay her $600,000 personally not to go to Red Egg,” said Travis Bass, referring to the Chinatown hot spot he co-owns. “Kim Kardashian would be crushing to us. We’d have a meeting Monday and talk about how that happened.”
It seems that Kim's 72 day marriage has left both Kris Humphries and American fans feeling shammed and is credited as a major source of the Kardashian downtrend. Following the divorce, the latest season of E!'s Keeping Up With The Kardashians has suffered a 14 percent decrease in total viewership.
Considering the Post's story pop-culture proliferation across headlines today, it appears the Kardashians might be on their 13th or 14th minute of buzzworthy fame. But who cares what we think. Do you think the Kardashian era has come to an end, Instincters?
(Source and image source: NY Post)