October 20, 2011 11:58 AM by Jackie Morrison
The Kardashians believe that any publicity is good publicity whether it means a sex-tape, nude Playboy photographs, a teenage daughter posing in bondage boots, and Presidential disapproval. The royal family of reality TV has finally responded to First Lady Michelle Obama’s interview with iVillage where she said that the President does not like their children to watch Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
According to US Weekly, a source close to the family claims that the Kardashians reacted positively to the iVillage interview. The source said that the Kardashian family is feeling flattered that the leader of the free world is aware of their existence.
However, an alternate source claims the opposite is true about the response from the Kardashian camp.
TMZ reported that the Kardashians felt “blindsided” by President Obama. They are telling friends that they don’t understand why he doesn’t like them. TMZ also said that Khloe Kardashian told a source that the President said to her that Keeping Up With the Kardashians was a great show. Mrs Odom met the President at the White House in 2010 after the LA Lakers won the NBA Championship.
Mrs. Obama was quoted as telling iVillage that the President “doesn’t like that as much” when the first daughters Sasha and Malia watch the Kardashian’s reality show.
“But I sort of feel like if we’re talking about it, and I’m more concerned with how they take it in — what did you learn when you watched that,” Michelle Obama explained. “And if they’re learning the right lessons, like, that was crazy, then I’m like, okay.”
The First Lady revealed that she and the President are mindful of what their daughters watch and want to ensure that they are not raised to think they are royalty. In that respect there are some similarities as to how the First Family is raising their daughters and how Kris Jenner and the late attorney Robert Kardashian approached parenting.
“When I turned twelve, my mom’s housekeeper was not allowed to enter my room,” said Khloe Kardashian to Babycenter. “My mom said you’re twelve now. You do all your own laundry. You make your bed.”
While the President and the First Lady are not advocates of their children watching the Kardashians, Mrs. Obama did not say to iVillage what shows the First Family actually watches. She simply stated that the Commander in Chief hasn’t taking a liking to the First Family of Reality TV.
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