A family feud is brewing on “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”
Kim Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian are upset with sister Kourtney Kardashian for her reduced appearances on the reality show that propelled them to stardom.
On Sunday’s episode, the sisters confronted the eldest Kardashian and accused her of hiding things from the cameras.
“All of the days that Kourtney isn’t filming, Khloé and I are picking up the slack and having to share more,” Kim said in a confessional. “Because if we’re not sharing our lives, then what is the show?”
Kim continued, “Kourtney spends a lot of time off camera. She won’t talk about her relationship, but you’ll see paparazzi photos of her and her guy that I can’t say his name on the show because Kourtney doesn’t want to. I’ll see things or read about it online and wonder like, did this really happen? Is she talking to this person? And realize that it’s true, but she’s so secretive with us that she won’t even tell us.”
Kim even suggested Kourtney should be fired stating, “We have a proposal for you: It starts with an F and ends with a D."
Eventually, momager Kris Jenner intervened and called a family meeting with producers to discuss Kourtney’s future on the series.
“My well-being is more important than the show,” Kourtney said matter-of-factly adding, “I’m not giving in and I’m not going to change my boundaries. That’s not gonna happen.”
Kourtney has been vocal about her desire to become less involved with the show, even saying that she wouldn’t mind if E! pulled the plug on the series.
In a trailer that debuted in October, Khloe asked Kourtney if she’d ‘be happy if the show ended’ who shrugged and said, “‘Yeah, who cares?”
Just last month, Kourtney discussed her stance with Entertainment Tonight explaining that she was taking a step back from the series to focus on her family and three kids with ex Scott Disick, so her absence should not come as a surprise.
“I just decided to spend more time as a mom and put more of my energy there,” the 40-year-old said.
“But I’m not saying goodbye. I think you’ll have to see more of it on the new season, season 18. It isn’t airing yet but it’s being filmed.”
She argued that she deserves some privacy after making her whole life, including her relationship, public for so many years.
“I shared everything from my relationship with Scott — everything — to where all these people were involved in my relationship and it was horrible for our relationship,” Kourtney explained. “The private moments are so special, and I just need more of them.
One fan inquired why Kim and Khloe aren’t upset with half-sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner who rarely film.
“This ain’t shade AT ALL but do Kendall and Kylie have different contracts now for #KUWTK? cos Kendall rarely films and Kylie isn’t featured a whole lot? #KUWTK,” the user asked.
Khloe responded clarifying that “Kendall and Kylie have different contracts. Kourt, Kim and I have an equal contract.”
According to People, since the sisters have starred on the E! Series since its inception in 2007 and serve as executive producers, Kim has no authority to fire Kourtney.