'Keeping up With the Kardashians' Cancelation Has Torn the Family Apart | 22 Words

As news of Keeping Up With The Kardashians coming to an end dominates headlines, claims that the decision tore the family apart have followed.

From Kris Jenner reportedly 'pulling the plug', to 3 of the sisters' reported desire to end the show, the rumors are rife...


Just a few days ago, news hit that no one was expecting.

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The iconic show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, is coming to an end...

After fourteen years of television gold...

It seems reality TV's "first family" is finally calling it quits.

It's a decision that can't have been easy to make.

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And one that has reportedly torn the family apart...

The Kardashians are a media force.

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They've all starred in one of the most successful realities shows of all time and each of the sisters has a massive influence on social media.

They have come from (somewhat) humble beginnings.

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Sure, they've always had an element of wealth and fame - but back when Keeping Up With The Kardashians started, the sisters certainly weren't the biggest Hollywood success story.

They've come a long way...

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And more and more, the family are being respected as major players, particularly in the realms of fashion and beauty.

Now, they're one of the most famous families on the planet...

And let's be honest, they have the lavish life to show for it - inviting viewers to watch every scandal, drama, and luxury holiday unfold on screen.

But there are some things that they just can't seem to get right.

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The Kardashian clan can't seem to avoid controversy at every turn. Skeptics might even suspect they actually court it.

The sisters have been called out time and time again.

One classic reason? The family seems to have a pretty relaxed stance on the rather serious issue of cultural appropriation.

Oh, and who can forget the allegations of blackfacing?

Many of Kim's photoshoots have certainly caused a stir in the past.

But that hasn't been their only issue.

Many like to point at youngest sister, Kylie as a really poor example for young girls to look up to, thanks to her propensity for surgery and money-grabbing ways.

In fact, this is something all the sisters have faced criticism for.

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They've all been under fire for their shilling of sketchy diet products... And the fact that they all have so much money that they enjoy flaunting regularly consistently lands them in hot water.

But despite all of the negativity...

The Kardashians continue to be one of the most famous, and the most loved, families in the world.

Season 18 of KUWTK dropped recently...

And fans knew what to expect from the firey previews that have been teased over the last month.

Fans were all focused on one thing, and one thing only...

And that was Kim and Kourtney's major bust-up.

The siblings have had their fair share of disagreements over the years...

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Remember when Khloe and Kourtney wanted to sue Kim for creating a perfume on her own?

Or this iconic moment all the way back from season 1?

This is still very much ingrained in our memory.

But one of the more recent family bust-ups was undoubtedly one of the worst...

Involving none other than Kim and Kourtney.

Kim and Kourtney have always had a love-hate relationship with each other.

So we aren't entirely surprised that the pair have had yet another disagreement.

In the dramatic clip, Kim and Kourtney end up getting physical with each other.

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As things begin to get heated, Kim throws a punch at her sister.

Kourtney spoke out over the anticipated incident...

She broke her silence on the brawl between her and Kim after fans went online calling it "cringeworthy."

She responded to a tweet by Rob Kardashian.

The tweet, by Rob, nicknamed Kourtney the 'nail digger', and it seems Kourtney quite liked the way it sounded, so she adopted it as her own.

Tensions seem to be running high amongst the family...

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And it seems that this was enough to make Kourtney finally snap.

Reports came in that Kourtney had quit Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

After continuous arguments with Kim, she decided enough was enough and it was time to remove herself from the toxicity of the reality show.

Kourtney confirmed this on Instagram...

On one of her posts, a fan commented, "Kourtney just needs to quit the damn show! I’m over her not wanting to film," to which Kourtney replied swiftly with, "I did. Bye."

In one episode...

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Kourtney was heard saying, "I don’t like being a celebrity... I’m taking a break from the show. Now I can focus on me and plan my time of being a mum." She then told the camera, "I want to be fulfilled and happy – life is too short."

But now even more shocking news has reached us:

Kim Kardashian has announced KUWTK will air its final season in 2021.

Her statement read:

"After what will be 14 years, 20 seasons, hundreds of episodes and numerous spin-off shows, we are beyond grateful to all of you who’ve watched us for all of these years – through the good times, the bad times, the happiness, the tears, and the many relationships and children. We’ll forever cherish the wonderful memories and countless people we’ve met along the way."

Now, a big decision like that you would presume would have been a big discussion.

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For not only the family involved, but also with those around them... But seemingly not.

None of the family even thought to tell Caitlyn, who was kept in the dark about the whole thing...

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The seventy-year-old said on Thursday, that the girls didn't even tell her about the decision beforehand.

Rather than being told by the Kardashian/Jenner clan as you would expect...

Caitlyn found out like everybody else, by watching the news.

Caitlyn revealed on Australia's The Morning Show: "I heard it on the news!"

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Although she didn't seem too bitter about the situation, as she went on to praise Kris Jenner and their family for the dedication and effort they put into the show over the years.

"But that show, it's probably the greatest reality show in history. There are over 500 episodes over 14 years," Caitlyn said.

"The girls and Kris have done just an amazing job with the show and keeping it going for this long. But everybody is in a different place now and I think it's time to move on. But what a run."

She added that "nothing lasts forever" and is excited about her family's new ventures in cosmetics and clothing lines.

"I wasn't surprised but I just am so proud of the kids for doing such a great job over the years... I don't know the inner workings of all the family, but I know all of the kids have moved on into their own areas," she said.

And Caitlyns not wrong, the sisters have all moved on to their own things.

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They all have their own busy lives now.

With their own dramas going on.

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And businesses to run.

This is an aspect that could have played a part in the show's cancelation after rumors suggested that Kris canceled the show after Kim, Kourtney, and Kylie threatened to quit.

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The Sun reported that a source close to the family claimed: "The family have been locked in an ongoing debate over the future of the show for months now."

"Kim has all the drama with Kanye West going on - he’s refusing to put anything personal on the show, and it’s increasingly difficult for Kim to find time to film the show."

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"Kylie is making billions of dollars through her make-up line and product endorsements - she doesn’t need the show, and like Kendall, has always struggled with fame and being in the spotlight."

"Filming the show meant having to be in LA with her family - now she is free to fly off on holiday, or follow [baby daddy] Travis Scott on his next tour."

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This all follows Kourtney's exit from the show earlier this year.

The source reportedly added that Khloe and Scott are the only people upset.

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"The ratings have been falling for ages and they’re such huge stars, they don’t need the show to make money - but ultimately it was Kim’s decision to take a break and Kylie and Kourtney’s exits that meant it ended."

The day following the announcement, Kris Jenner discussed the decision with Ryan Seacrest.

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Kris explained that it felt the time was right.

She said "I think the number 20 used to sound good until 2020, but the number 20 just seemed like the right time I think for us to take a minute and breathe and everybody slow down a bit… figure out what our next steps are."

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"We've had such an amazing run and we're so grateful … for every single moment and everyone we work with."

Who knows, maybe it will come back in a few years.

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We can keep our fingers crossed!

Fans across the world are devastated at the news of the show ending.

KUWTK has truly been an iconic element of television for so many years. It will be sorely missed. To relive the most iconic KUWTK moments from the past fourteen years, read on. Happy scrolling!