Kourtney Kardashian Is Being Dragged And Blamed For "KUWTK" Ending After Saying She'd "Miss" The Show On Instagram

    "Oh now she's gonna miss the show after she cancelled it."

    Earlier this year, the Kardashians confirmed that their show and centrepiece of their brand, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, would be coming to an end in 2021 after 14 years and 20 seasons.

    For anyone who's followed the family closely over recent years, news of the show coming to an end didn't come as much of a surprise.

    Not only had the family deprioritised KUWTK over the last five years, but the relationship between Kim, Khloé, and Kourtney had become increasingly fractured. In fact, the feud between the sisters played a huge role in the show ending.

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    Tensions between the sisters began to mount all the way back in 2017 when Kourtney started seeing a new therapist who advised her to reassess her life and priorities.

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    As a result, she decided she wanted to spend less time filming which meant Kim and Khloé forged a much closer bond after being left to pick up the slack.

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    "For years, it used to be Khloé and I against Kim," Kourtney said in one confessional. "And for the last maybe three years, it's just been such a different dynamic where it's been Kim and Khloé against me. I feel like my attitude back to them is a reflection of how they're treating me."

    In another scene, Khloé said she felt a "major disconnect" with her sister. "Ever since she's been seeing this therapist, she's angry with me, or annoyed at me," she said. "Kourtney and I have a really special bond, and I haven't felt it for the last couple of months. I feel a major disconnect between her and I."

    During one pivotal episode, Khloé and Kim confronted Kourtney along with the rest of the production crew to discuss the future of the show, with Kim revealing that she was unsure "how much longer" KUWTK could go on without commitment from all of the family members.

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    During the episode, Kim and Khloé claimed Kourtney's refusal to share her life on camera was destroying the show. Kim then threatened to fire her sister before all three of them met with the production team. The producers begged Kourtney to share more of her personal life, or at the very least “be present” when filming. She refused and left the room.

    “I just don’t know how much longer we can go on like this,” Kim said in the episode's final confessional.

    Shortly after the showdown, Kourtney announced that she was quitting KUWTK, with the family making the decision to call time on the show six months later.

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    "I have been filming the show nonstop for 14 years — 19 seasons and 6 spinoff seasons," she said of her decision to quit. "I was feeling unfulfilled and it became a toxic environment for me to continue to have it occupy as much of my life as it was."

    So it came as quite a surprise to fans when Kourtney announced on Monday that she would "miss" the show when it comes to an end early next year.

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    On Instagram, Kourtney shared a series of images of herself behind-the-scenes at a promotional photoshoot for the final season of KUWTK.

    "I'm gonna miss our @kuwtk photo shoots," she wrote in the caption.

    However, fans didn't miss a beat and immediately began pointing out that she had quit the show months ago — and that her leaving had arguably caused its demise. After all, much of KUWTK's appeal was the dynamic between the sisters.

    "You legit wanted to quit though," one fan responded.

    "Really?" asked another. "Didn't you quit because it was all too much for you?"

    "Double standards much," another person commented. "Aren't you the one who didn't want to be on the show?"

    "Now she's complaining about missing KUWTK shoots, when you wanted to stop filming," another fan added. "Girl bye."

    Plenty of others pointed out that Kourtney had "called it quits" long before the rest of the family.

    While others blamed her for the show ending.

    And some suggested an easy solution.

    And several other fans highlighted the irony of Kourtney saying she'd miss shoots when part of her reason for quitting was not wanting to spend time in glam.

    However, Kourtney isn't the only family member feeling sentimental and nostalgic over KUWTK ending. Kris Jenner recently admitted she hadn't "processed" the decision, while Kim spent hours before the penultimate season aired sharing old photos and videos from the earliest episodes.

    The memories, The feels ❤️💔 https://t.co/4G2BUxW2Io

    Ellie Woodward is Celebrity and Entertainment Editor for BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

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