Jonah Hill: “The fact that the Kardashians could be more popular than a show like Mad Men is disgusting.”
Jonah Hill has taken aim at the Kardashian family – and you gotta give the guy credit. He makes some very good points.
Actor Jonah Hill is angry about the success of the Kardashian family’s reality TV shows. Last month, Daniel Craig, 43, ranted that the clan act like ‘f***ing idiots’ for money, and now the Moneyball actor has shared his take on their growing media empire.
Hill said that while he often finds himself watching one of their shows, he finds it ‘disgusting’ that they earn better ratings than higher quality scripted shows.
The 27-year-old said: ‘The truth of it is, I have friends who work in TV and the Kardashians get higher ratings than their TV shows. Shows that people actually work hard on – writing and creating and trying to tell stories. The fact that the Kardashians could be more popular than a show like Mad Men is disgusting.’
‘It’s a super disgusting part of our culture, but I still find it funny to make a joke about it. Whenever I say I like reality TV, people write about it like they’re in shock. I can’t even understand it, so I watch it,’ he told The Huffington Post.
‘I think it’s funny and I definitely enjoy it in a making-fun-of-it sort of way, but where does the line sort of end? When do I stop making fun of it and become an actual fan?’
But the star doesn’t put all the blame on Kourtney, 32, Kim, 31, and 27-year-old Khloe.
He added: ‘The Kardashians are as famous as our president. What does that tell you about how skewed our society is?’
He’s so right! Scripted shows barely stand a chance anymore. Networks spend so much money making them – that if they’re not successful immediately, they get canned. Programs like the 10,000 Kardashian shows continue to air – over, and over, and over and over, and millions of people tune in every night. I bet that does make people who work hard on shows like ‘Mad Men’ and the likes – very unhappy. Shows like the Kardashians take all the creativity and art out of TV!
Anyway BRAVO Jonah!