'Boycott Kim' Petition Hits 280K

Plus, Courage Campaign wants her to pay more taxes
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 21, 2011 10:36 AM CST

(Newser) – Since it launched last month, the “Boycott Kim” campaign has gained quite a bit of steam: As of this posting, 280,702 people have signed the online petition against the Kardashians. The family has “made a mockery of American culture,” the petition states, and urges sponsors to ditch Kim & Ko. Signers pledge to avoid stores that sell Kardashian merch (which includes Target, Walmart, Macy's...) and not to watch “any television show, movie, or sex tape” starring Kim.

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One of the founders of BoycottKim.com tells the New York Daily News that Sears, which carries the Kardashian Kollection, is closely monitoring the petition, and that if signatures hit 500,000, a company like Sears might re-think its relationship with the family. (Another reason to boycott Kardashian merchandise? A human rights group tells Star that some of the products are made using child labor.) The Courage Campaign is also going after Kim, insisting that she should pay more in taxes. Watch the appeal at left, or click for a video of Kathy Griffin’s latest Kardashian slams, in which she refers to Kris Humphries as Kim’s “special-needs boyfriend." (Read more Kim Kardashian stories.)

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