You wanna know the tea? Well, if you haven’t heard, the Kardashian ladies have decided to shut down their infamous apps come 2019. What a bummer, right? Where else are we going to get the scoop on what products and practices the Kar-Jenner clan loves? According to some fans, you can just find that stuff on the internet — and you can find it for free. Though Kim Kardashian‘s announcement of the shut down didn’t specify the reason, we wouldn’t be surprised if it was because of the backlash surrounding the apps.
Fans and followers have been vocal in the reviews for all of the Kar-Jenner apps, and they’ve been pretty unhappy about how the apps present themselves in the App Store. “I love the Kardashian/Jenner clan’s makeup/fashion looks and I don’t feel you should pay a $2.99 MONTHLY subscription for hyped up content,” one reviewer said. “You could probably look up most stuff online anyway.” We get the frustration! The app is free to download in the App Store, but they don’t exactly let you in on the fact that you’ve enrolled in a monthly subscription… which is a little suss, TBH.
There were also several reviews about not being able to cancel your subscription, or recurring charges app users were unable to stop. “I’ve never heard of a ‘business’ that charges its customers (so it obviously has some type of service team) and has NO phone number… for God’s sake, girl… if someone wants to cancel their subscription, let them f’ing cancel,” another reviewer wrote. “You Kardashians make PLENTY of money as it is.” Woof. Seems like fans were not happy with the headache.
On top of that, some fans were really annoyed Kim sort of pushed her app to the back seat when it came to live streams. “You know, I was a huge fan of Kim’s app and subscribed from day one, but this is bogus,” said another reviewer. “The content is boring, she no longer live streams (which is the main reason why I subscribed).” Another fan also expressed frustration with Kim’s hands off approach: “No content from Kim. Mostly affiliate links and guest writers.”
Welp. It seems like the Kardashians’ apps weren’t exactly all they were cracked up to be. Yes, it is definitely the end of an era, but it looks like it might be a necessary one.