Places That Have Banned The Kardashians

You can have all of the money in the world, and still not be allowed to visit all of it. If you've been born into the Kardashian clan, chances are that your reputation precedes you, and you just might not be welcome in some places. There are a surprising number of locations, businesses, people, and even towns that have just said no to getting swept up into the bombastic Kardashian way of life. While they cry into their billfolds, here are a few places you can go if you don't actually want to run into the family that took over television.

The Hamptons

Keeping up with the Kardashians spin-offs are like when you get a gremlin wet and it just starts spawning eggs and multiplying. Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons was one such egg, though much of the Hamptons wanted absolutely nothing to do with the sisters. While many celebrities spend time in the swanky eastern Long Island town, most visitors are there for the low-key privacy that it offers, so when the sisters rolled in with TV crews in tow, many locals were seen shouting at them to go home. According to Radar Online, the ladies were outright banned from popular restaurants and forced to film in Hamptons Bay, which is nowhere near as prestigious or celebrity vacation-worthy. In the words of one local to Page Six: "I view [the Kardashian situation] like people viewed the plague in the Middle Age. I just want to survive it."

Oscar parties

According to Hollywood Life, momager Kris Jenner's inebriated behavior at past Raleigh Studios' Oscar parties caused the entire family to be banned from showing up in the future. While much of the Kardashian clan maintains that it's not much into drinking, televised moments from its own shows completely disagree with that assertion. Either way, the family that is famous for being famous has clearly found other ways to hobnob with celebrities ... and the President of the United States of America.

Anderson Cooper 360

Because Anderson Cooper is generally a pensive journalist devoted to covering serious topics in the news, he's definitively stated that he would never allow anyone associated with the Kardashians on his program. Okay, so maybe he didn't definitively state that, but on an episode of Andy Cohen's Watch What Happens Live, he was involved in a game where his assistant had to answer questions on his behalf. One of those questions involved naming someone Cooper would never have on Anderson Cooper 360. His assistant's answer: the Kardashians. 

Never mind that Khloe Kardashian has professed her love for the silver fox in an unrelated tweet. It's not as though Cooper has a prejudice against wealthy families, as he's part of the mighty Vanderbilt lineage himself. It's just that he would apparently rather report on important global issues than some new luxury item Kim bought.

The Met Gala

For a long time, Vogue Editor-in-chief Anna "Nuclear" Wintour seemed to view the Kardashians as the antithesis of fashion and class. She even allegedly forbade them from attending the Met Gala, an extremely prestigious party held annually at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, where Wintour is a trustee and financial contributor. "Anna hates Kim," a source told Page Six in 2012. "Why would she be invited to the event? It is all the biggest stars in the world and Kim doesn't fit that bill at all."

Everything supposedly changed as Kardashian and rapper Kanye West solidified their relationship. Yeezy is apparently a favorite of the ever-trendy Wintour, and she put the couple on the cover of her magazine in 2014. While Kardashians are now ruling the gala, Kim did break one of the show's primary rules — no selfies. Of course she did.

South Beach, Miami

Not unlike the peaceful residents of the Hamptons, the docile folk of South Beach in Miami supposedly had no interest in yet another Kardashian reality show setting up shop temporarily in their neighborhood. Radar Online reported that most of the residents and neighbors at the Kardashian's chosen South Beach location refused to sign necessary paperwork to allow filming to proceed. Instead, Kourtney & Kim Take Miami had to relocate to (gasp!) a gated community in North Miami Beach, near an illustrious arrangement of (double gasp!) hourly hotels, strip clubs, an abandoned building, and a 7-Eleven.


Prisoners admittedly don't have a heck of a lot to do behind bars, so perhaps that explains why Florida inmate Wayne Albright attempted to file a restraining order against Kim Kardashian and Kanye West that would prevent the power couple from ever entering Florida. According to TMZ, the convict wanted to "ban these two Moose Knuckles from appearing on any television programs aired in the state of Florida, unless it's Court TV and they're on trial for posing as a famous couple." Depending on your personal opinion, Albright is either insane or a champion for the people. As expected, nothing ever came of this unrealistic request.

Kendall's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Kendall Jenner essentially uninvited everyone but her parents to her Victoria Secret fashion show outing in 2015. "I told them all to stay away," she said (via the New York Daily News). Whether it was self-consciousness or the fact that her sisters would inevitably make the whole thing about them, the rest of the ladies were not in attendance. 

That's not the first time one member of this family has banned another limb on the ol' family tree. Khloe Kardashian was reportedly forbidden from speaking at Kimye's wedding. That seems healthy.

All of L.A. (Not Really)

In early 2015, Los Angeles was hit with a whole lot of official-looking street signs which announced that certain locations had banned Kardashians from parking there, anytime. Wait, what?

This pronouncement wasn't the product of an official California edict. Rather, it wast he work of a street artist who goes by the name "Plastic Jesus." Not to be confused with Kim Kardashian's husband, Yeezus, the former was apparently salty over the hoopla that accompanies all things Kardashian. "It comes from witnessing the Kardashians being out around Hollywood and the whole entourage of paparazzi — 10, 20 photographers — who bring a location to a standstill," the artist told the Daily Beast. "I've seen it myself and I wondered, 'How has a family going shopping or going to lunch become a news event?'" The anti-celebrity-worship statement failed to stop the Kardashians from appearing in Hollywood, but hey, it was worth a shot.

Your internet

Do you know that you — yes, you! — can supposedly ban the Kardashians? Multiple browser extensions have reportedly popped up specifically to block all mentions of Kardashian content, from the well-programmed Kardashian Filter, to the slightly shady but much better-named KardBlock. Like the art of the aforementioned Plastic Jesus, it's another response to the media inundation that comes with this reality TV family. While you can't avoid catching a glimpse of this gang while you're flipping channels, you can at least try to keep your browser clean. Of course, if you used it, you wouldn't be able to read this article.