- Insider spoke with “The Kardashians” showrunner Danielle King about the show’s handling of sensitive topics.
- King said she defers to the family on sensitive matters like Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s divorce.
- “His [Kim’s] work first and foremost to protect her children. And that’s what she does,” King told Insider.
‘The Kardashians’ showrunner Danielle King said she defers to family members when it comes to covering sensitive topics, like Kim Kardashian’s divorce from Ye, formerly known as Kanye West’s name.
In an interview with Insider, King said his job is to “follow their lives” and “capture what they want to share” while respecting whatever boundaries they may have.
“I’m really inspired by family,” she told Insider.
“They used to share just about everything, but most of them are mothers and they have children,” she added. “So I think everybody who is a mother and has children would understand that there are limits.”
The show, which began filming in late 2021, discusses Kardashian’s divorce from Ye, as well as how they co-parent their four children North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm. Ye himself appears briefly at certain points in the series, such as in episode three when he flew from New York to Los Angeles and returned to retrieve a laptop from Kardashian’s ex Ray J. However, this is not one of the main focuses of the series. . King told Insider that the show remains focused on the Kardashians’ — and Kim’s — perspective.
“With Kanye, they’re obviously going through a divorce, so there are co-parenting moments on our show because that’s what is rightfully happening for Kim,” King told Insider.
“It’s the Kim show, it’s the Kardashian show. So everything we show is Kim’s point of view,” she continued. “Kanye definitely has his point of view, but it’s not the show’s responsibility to follow Kanye’s point of view.”
So far, the series has provided additional insight into Kardashian and Ye’s relationship. In her fourth episode, Kardashian told her sister Khloé that Ye walked out in the middle of her “Saturday Night Live” monologue, saying he was upset because she called him a rapper and referenced their divorce. .
At the time of filming, the two were still legally married. In March 2022, a California judge granted Kardashian’s request to reinstate her marital status as single and restore her maiden name, Kardashian, by changing her last name from Kardashian West.
In 2022, Ye increasingly took aim at both Kardashian and her boyfriend Pete Davidson on social media, prompting Kardashian to post on Instagram that her “obsession with trying to control and manipulate our situation in ways so negative and public only causes more pain for everyone”.
Ultimately, King said Kardashian might not share “every dirty detail” on the show. And Kardashian herself said in the fifth episode, which aired Thursday, that she doesn’t share “a lot” of negative things between them because she’s “super protective” of Ye and aware that he doesn’t appear in the show to give his side.
“It’s her job first and foremost to protect her children. And that’s what she does,” King told Insider.