Kim Kardashian Using Saint West To Boost “KUWTK” Ratings?
Is Kim Kardashian using Saint West to boost “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” ratings? That’s the theory from a certain webloid. Gossip Cop, however, can reveal the truth.
“Monster Mom! Kim Kardashian Pushes Saint Into Spotlight After ‘KUWTK’ Ratings Crash,” reads a headline from RadarOnline, which writes in the accompanying story, “‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’ superstar Kim Kardashian has hit a new low.” How so?
“Just seven months after the birth of son Saint West, she is already pushing him into the spotlight to help save her show,” claims the site. “The male spawn of Kimye was rolled out on the red carpet yesterday, in San Diego, Calif. — where the ‘KUWTK’ clan was supporting grandma Mary Jo Campbell’s store opening.” Naturally, the webloid found a photo of the 7-month-old with his face scrunched up, and uses it to declare, “Like big sis, North, Saint does not look like he’s a fan of the spotlight!”
But it’s said Kardashian “decided it was time for her son to make his debut” because “KUWTK” ratings have dropped. “Kim is throwing Saint into the public eye right now because Kris really feels that Saint could help ratings,” a so-called “source” is quoted as saying. But there’s a number of holes in this theory, not to mention outright false information.
First off, this was hardly the first time Saint has been seen in public, so it is absolutely wrong to paint this as his “debut” after a supposed ratings crisis. Second, the outlet even contradicts itself. After initially saying Saint didn’t “look like he’s a fan of the spotlight,” the story went on to note, “Although Saint’s San Diego getaway started off grumpy, the adorable tot became very camera friendly — just like his mother!”
Lastly, there is absolutely no connection between Kardashian going out in public with Saint and “KUWTK” ratings. Taking a trip to San Diego to see her grandmother is in no way going to make people tune into this Sunday’s episode. Not to mention, when the reality star doesn’t bring her kids out with her, she’s criticized for supposedly abandoning them.
So, since she took Saint on a family day trip now, she must have ulterior motives? But Gossip Cop knows it’s RadarOnline that has the less-than-pure intentions here. In fact, this isn’t even the first time the site has manufactured such a ridiculous theory.
In May, the webloid claimed Kardashian’s pregnancy scare was a “ploy” to save “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” Like now, Gossip Cop pointed out that documenting her airplane pregnancy test on Snapchat would have nothing to do with the current season of “KUWTK.” But clearly, the outlet is less interested in logic and more fixated on making Kardashian look bad.