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So much for that Kardashian MasterCard -- sisters want out

Kim-kardashian-mastercard Kim Kardashian and her sisters Khloe and Kourtney no longer want their images associated with a prepaid debit MasterCard they launched less than three weeks ago, according to a letter sent Monday by the Kardashians' attorney Dennis A. Roach.

Why would the clan want to shed this deal faster than last season's bandage dress? In a Black Friday warning to parents, Connecticut Atty. Gen. Richard Blumenthal said, "I am deeply disturbed by this card's high fees combined with its appeal to financially unsophisticated young adults. In reality, no family can 'keep up with the Kardashians' using this card."

He said the family "is marketing a dangerous financial fantasy," citing onerous fees and penalties and stating that his office would be seeking more details from the bank that issues the card.

"The card is filled with gotcha fees and charges, such as $99.95 annual fees, $7.95 monthly fees (after the first year), ATM withdrawal fees, bill pay fees, loading fees -- and even charges for talking to a live operator at their service center and a card cancellation fee."

Ouch. Though it does seem the thing really does teach kids about what it's like to use a credit card.

In the letter posted by TMZ (and cc'd to mom Kris Jenner, which for some reason makes us smile),  Kardashian attorney Roach states, "The Kardashians have worked extremely long and hard to create a positive public persona that appeals to everyone, particularly young adults. They have been successful in doing so because they are recognized as honest, ethical and fun-loving individuals who are kind and caring to others.

"Unfortunately the negative spotlight turned on the Kardashians as a result of the Attorney General's comments and actions threatens everything for which they have worked."

Threatens everything for which they have worked? Um, OK. We certainly understand why they'd want out, but we also can't help but remember a little fun-loving kindness bestowed upon the likes of, you know, sex-tape partner Ray J?

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Photo: Kim Kardashian at the official prepaid Kardashian MasterCard launch in New York on Nov. 9. Sisters Khloe and Kourtney were also on hand. Credit: Andy Kropa / Getty Images

 
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So.... These dummys didnt know about the fees before they sign on to do this Mastercard? Not going to believe that. These chick will do anything for money and fame only thinking later about the negative and NOW they want out...

Umm, of course they want out now - it's kind of a no brainer. The problem is that they are now seen as a family, who will endorse just about anything..........and I mean anything. They will gladly take the money, and ask questions later, when in reality all the important questions and vetting, should have been done beforehand. Maybe this will be a valuable lesson to them, and next time they'll show a little caution, discretion, restraint, taste, etc., etc. Oh one could only hope.

I wonder if the Kardashian sisters reviewed the fees associated with the card that used their images abd promotional activities prior to signing any agreement? Simply being assured by those seeking their endorsement that the cards were 'legal' doesn't seem like a grand way to maintain their public image.
I wonder if the sisters read the letter from their attorney that is posted at TMZ prior to it being sent? The line "Unfortunately the negative spotlight turned on the Kardashians as a result of the Attorney General's comments and actions threatens everything for which they have worked." sure seems like blame shifting to me. Either they are proud to endorse the product or they are not. The negative spotlight was most likely caused by the "sucker fees" and not the AG. Blaming others for their own errors is no way to build or keep a positive image.

It just shows these celebrity buffoons will endorse anything as long as something writes them a fat check.


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