Keeping Up With The Kardashians: A TV Show Review For Parents
Updated March 24, 2023
It’s a show we’ve all heard of and probably seen at least snippets of online. Once the Kardashians reached royal-family status for Americans, a reality show was bound to happen. And after 20 seasons of the show — and too many memes to count — it’s become a staple in pop culture. So if you’re kid is interested in watching it, you’re in the right place to find out just what goes on in Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
Keeping Up with the Kardashians is a reality show that centers around the very public and turbulent life of the blended Kardashian-Jenner family. The show mostly follows Kris Jenner and her daughters Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, Kylie, and Kendall. Their professional and personal lives fuel the drama, with added conflicts from other family members and spouses. The celebrity lifestyle of the family certainly makes for some wild and interesting episodes. But is it safe for kids? Let’s find out!
Harmful Content ❗️
This likely won’t come as a shock, but the majority of the show is not appropriate for young kids. To start, the Kardashians are famous for some less-than-appropriate reasons — such as Kim Kardashian’s sex tape going public in 2007. And since then, the family has built upon their image of being “sex symbols”, with the girls going into modeling and taking up jobs such as posing for Playboy. Additionally, the family seems to value fame, money, and looks quite extensively, which could communicate a concerning message to young, impressionable kids. And throughout the show, there’s lots of partying and drinking — even underage kids making cocktails, though they’re never seen actually drinking.
Definitely lots of profanity to be expected from this show. The really bad words are bleeped, like F-bombs and the like, but other curse words are heard frequently with no censor.
While nothing is sexually explicit in the show, sex and objectification seem to be common themes in the episodes. There’s talk of posing for Playboy and dancing on stripper poles (even young girls on the show doing this, though fully clothed and reprimanded when caught). And women are often dressed in outfits that hardly keep everything covered. Every now and then, there’s partial nudity but it’s always blurred out. Overall, you can expect most episodes to include a conversation or situation surrounding or involving sex.
There isn’t any violence to be concerned about, although there’s the occasional screaming match between family members.
Positive Value 💫
One could argue, that amidst the chaos of celebrity life, the show reflects strong family bonding between all the members. While this may be true, the other aspects of the show will likely make it too mature for most younger audiences.