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We ain't even Keeping Up with Gen Z

Ciara O'Connor


   

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Kim Kardashian West has announced the family’s long-running reality TV show will end after a final season next year (Ian West/PA)

Kim Kardashian West has announced the family’s long-running reality TV show will end after a final season next year (Ian West/PA)

Kim Kardashian West has announced the family’s long-running reality TV show will end after a final season next year (Ian West/PA)

Piers Morgan, relevant cultural commentator and angry man, drew up a 10-point 'tribute' last week to the Kardashians to mark the news that their reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians (KUWTK), is coming to an end after 14 iconic years.

Indeed his listicle also marked the death of the listicle (there's something uniquely depressing about shouty gammon-types mirthlessly numbering their grievances), so it seems that millennial cultural monuments are dropping like flies.

Like Piers, I was shaken to my core by the news. I've never watched KUWTK, it's true, but I'm not sure that I want to live in a world without it. His first two 'terrible life lessons' from the girls were: "How to exploit a sex tape to turn you into a billionaire celebrity" and "How to make $20m out of a 72-day marriage" - sentences which were enough in themselves to send Piers off the deep end.