Study Says Watching KUWTK Will Make You “Cold-Hearted”
Some television shows make you laugh, others make you cry – but can watching TV make you insensitive? According to research from the London School of Economics (LSE), it’s been found that only 60 seconds of watching “materialistic media” can significantly increase insensitivity to the poor – specifically people who benefit from the welfare system.
In fact, the LSE had a particular show in mind. Results of the study showed that Keeping Up With The Kardashians made viewers cold-hearted towards the poor. They were also asked to view The Apprentice, and Made in Chelsea; to read luxury-based magazines; and celebrity-centric tabloids. The author of this study, Dr. Rodolfo Leyva said:
Humans are inherently materialistic but also very social and communal…The way this is expressed depends on our culture. If there is more emphasis on materialism as a way to be happy, this makes us more inclined to be selfish and anti-social, and therefore unsympathetic to people less fortunate.
This study can contribute to explanations for why the UK public’s support for welfare to aid the impoverished and unemployed has been decreasing.
Ironically, Kourtney Kardashian’s now ex-boyfriend, 26-year-old model Younes Bendjima, insinuated that being around the Kardashian/Jenner crew could skew a person’s values. Younes was accused of cheating after photos leaked of he and a bikini-clad woman hugging on a beach.
He clapped back at Kourtney’s angry sisters and fans, saying:
Once again you guys failed. I’m not attached to this “life” so you can’t touch me. I know who I am where I’m from and where I’m going and that bothers you. Only one opinion matters. The one of my Lord. Have a wonderful day.
Is it true? Does watching Keeping Up With the Kardashians make you a bad person?
Written by Miata Shanay