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Survey says: Americans hate Boo Boo, Kardashians and Trump, among TV travesties

By April MacIntyre Jan 2, 2013, 11:48 GMT

Survey says: Americans hate Boo Boo, Kardashians and Trump, among TV travesties

The Kardashian family leads the pack at 70 percent, followed by the dysfunctional Lohan family in second at 68 percent, with Georgia turd blossom princess Honey Boo-Boo and her felonious mama June rounding out the top three at 65 percent.

What do a majority of Americans have in common?

Hatred of reality TV families and the Kardashians in particular.

The online survey of 2,309 U.S. adults ages 18 and older, conducted by Harris Interactive® on behalf of Zebra Pen Corp., leaders in the writing instrument industry for more than 115 years, found that families top the list of celebrities most would like to see “written-off” in 2013. 

The Kardashian family leads the pack at 70 percent, followed by the dysfunctional Lohan family in second at 68 percent, with Georgia turd blossom princess Honey Boo-Boo and her felonious mama June rounding out the top three at 65 percent.

Other celebs rounding out the top 10 were, Justin Beiber at 47 percent, followed by a Chris Brown, Donald Trump tie at 44 percent and the cast of Two and a Half Men, 35 percent.  Twihard fans cannot get enough of Kristen Stewart, with only 24 percent of U.S. adults wanting to see her, Real Housewives of New Jersey star, Teresa Guidice, 22 percent, and General David Petraeus, 20 percent, “written-off” in the New Year.

The official release:

Celebrities.  Americans have never been more fascinated by celebrities and the lifestyles they lead.  Singers, actors and reality stars, it doesn’t matter, the nation is obsessed.  But are there some that we have heard a little too much from in 2012? The results of a new nationwide survey uncovering which celebrities Americans would most like to see written-off in 2013 says yes.

The online survey of 2,309 U.S. adults ages 18 and older, conducted by Harris Interactive® on behalf of Zebra Pen Corp., leaders in the writing instrument industry for more than 115 years, found that families top the list of celebrities most would like to see “written-off” in 2013.  The glamorous Kardashian family leads the pack at 70 percent, followed by the ever-feuding Lohan family in second at 68 percent, with pageant princess Honey Boo-Boo rounding out the top three at 65 percent.

“Americans are inundated with news about famous people,” said Chris Farley, director of marketing, Zebra Pen Corp.  “We thought it would be fun to conduct a light-hearted survey to find out which celebs have been a bit overexposed in 2012.  Now that we know the perceptions of the country, we’ll see how the New Year shapes up for these ink-grabbing celebrities.”

In a distant fourth place, the survey ranked Justin Beiber at 47 percent, followed by a Chris Brown, Donald Trump tie at 44 percent and the cast of Two and a Half Men, 35 percent.  Twihard fans cannot get enough of Kristen Stewart, with only 24 percent of U.S. adults wanting to see her, Real Housewives of New Jersey star, Teresa Guidice, 22 percent, and General David Petraeus, 20 percent, “written-off” in the New Year.

OTHER NOTABLE FINDINGS:

·         Men ages 35-44 (53%) are significantly more likely to indicate they would like to see R&B crooner Chris Brown “written-off” in 2013 than women ages 35-44 (35%).

·         Those with a college degree or higher (51%) are significantly more likely to report wanting Donald Trump to never be heard from in 2013 than those with some college education or less (41%).

·         According to U.S. adults, only 35% would like to see the highly publicized cast of Two and a Half Men to be “written-off” in 2013. Older adults are significantly more likely than their younger counter parts to say this (40% of those ages 55+ vs. 31% of those ages 18-44).

·         Surprisingly, students (34%) are significantly more likely to want Kristen Stewart to be “written-off” in the New Year than those who are employed full-time (24%), unemployed (23%) or retired (22%).

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