Are you an avid viewer of the E! actuality collection Maintaining Up With the Kardashians?
If that’s the case, a brand new research is mainly advising that you simply take a protracted, exhausting look within the mirror because the present could also be turning you right into a a lot worse individual, over time.
A analysis research from the London College of Economics (LSE) simply got here for KUWTK followers’ jugulars, discovering that solely 60 seconds of watching the present — which ranks on the tip high of what they classify as “materialistic media” — can considerably enhance insensitivity to the poor.
The outcomes went on to additional present that KUWTK made its viewers cold-hearted in the direction of the poor and particularly those that profit from the welfare system.
Dr. Rodolfo Leyva, the writer of the research, shared a bit extra context on the findings.
“People are inherently materialistic but additionally very social and communal,” he stated. “The way in which that is expressed is dependent upon our tradition. If there’s extra emphasis on materialism as a technique to be pleased, this makes us extra inclined to be egocentric and anti-social, and subsequently unsympathetic to individuals much less lucky.”
This comes only a few hours after Kourtney Kardashian‘s now ex-boyfriend, mannequin Younes Bendjima, claimed that being across the well-known actuality TV household may derail an individual’s values.
“I am not hooked up to this ‘life’ so you possibly can’t contact me,” he stated to the household in a social media put up. “I do know who I’m, the place I am from and the place I am going and that bothers you.”
You possibly can learn the remainder of the research’s attention-grabbing findings, right here.