Kardashians As 2012 Campaign Issue?

Back in 1992, sitcom character Murphy Brown became a presidential election issue concerning family values. Now two decades later, it’s threatening to happen again with reality TV characters, the Kardashians. (FYI, their step-dad Bruce Jenner is a Republican…) Here’s what First Lady Michelle Obama said to iVillage.com about her family’s TV habits:

Like most moms, Mrs. Obama regulates television and screen time. The first daughters are not allowed to watch television or be on the computer during the week unless it is related to schoolwork and they can watch limited television on weekends. Are any shows off limits? “Barack really thinks some of the Kardashians — when they watch that stuff — he doesn’t like that as much,” said the First Lady, “but I sort of feel like if we’re talking about it, and I’m more concerned with how they take it in — what did you learn when you watched that. And if they’re learning the right lessons, like, that was crazy, then I’m like, okay.”

This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2011/10/kardashians-becoming-2012-campaign-issue-184549/