LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Is it time for another Kardashian divorce, America?
That’s the message of a new website calling for a commercial boycott of reality TV star and professional pitch-woman Kim Kardashian.
The website BoycottKim.com accuses Kardashian of making a “mockery of American culture” and “doing whatever it takes to extend her fifteen minutes of fame so that she can selfishly profit from her celebrity status”.
“As friends and neighbors struggle with real problems including inflated prices for fuel and groceries, a frightening job market, and a broken and divided government, we cannot continue to be distracted by moochers like Kim Kardashian,” said a statement on the website.
The group’s petition to boycott Target, Walmart, Macy’s, and 42 other big-name stores and products has amassed over 501,000 signatures.
The group also calls upon the retailers to drop Kardashian as a sponsor in order to have their names removed from the list.
Calling the Kardashians “parasites”, the website also references a report that alleges substandard working conditions at manufacturers connected to Kardashian products.
“The sweatshop workers live in squalid factory-run dormitories filled with the stench of sewage while toiling up to 84 hours during seven-day work weeks to produce some of the goods that helped Kourtney, 32, Kim, 31, Khloé, 27, mom Kris, 56, and the rest of their family earn $65 million last year,” the report stated.
The family had reportedly threatened to file a lawsuit against the report’s authors at the Institute for Global Labor and Human Rights, but the website claims no plans exist for any such lawsuit.
Kardashian has yet to comment on the petition or the website.