On Thursday, Khloe Kardashian's new weight-loss show, "Revenge Body," premiered on E!.
Even before Khloe's latest television venture made its debut, "Revenge Body" was slammed with negative reviews. Critics found issue with the show's basic concept: That people can and should lose weight for the sake of impressing somebody else (and not for reasons like — oh, I don't know — their own health and well-being).
Refinery29 even published a lengthy, not-so-subtly titled list, "Reasons NOT To Watch Revenge Body With Khloe Kardashian," to steer potential viewers away from the series.
But die-hard Kardashian fans and hate-watchers alike still tuned into Thursday's premiere anyway.
In the first episode called "Muscle Cub & The Duff," Khloe met with Will Ontiveros and Stephanie Perez — two candidates hoping to seek "revenge" on their ex-boyfriend and ex-best friend, respectively.
Will told Khloe that his boyfriend, Kyle, broke up with him after a substantial weight gain, and Stephanie revealed that her former friends referred to her as their group's "DUFF" (Designated Ugly Fat Friend).
Only one episode into the series, viewers already had major issues with the show.
The candidates' backstories were enough to raise eyebrows...
...but above all, people were deeply troubled by the "revenge body" concept.
Khloe only encouraged this destructive thinking.
Instead of teaching candidates how to cope with life's hardships with healthy practices, Khloe essentially told participants (who already have low self-esteem) that the only way they could attain confidence was by changing themselves from head-to-toe.
Fans took to Twitter to voice their disappointment.
Viewers found Khloe's "mission" hypocritical.
Not to mention Khloe's constant belittling of her "old body" sent an incredibly destructive message to her fans.
Unimpressed viewers decided that they are already ready to see this show go.
And one Twitter user was able to impressively sum up everything wrong with "Revenge Body" in one concise thread:
In a culture where more and more pressure gets put on looking slim, where more and more suffer from eating disorders, let me unleash a truth on you that so many seem to be unwilling to accept: Whatever weight you have, it won’t guarantee you happiness. Why would you even want to waste energy on harboring negativity and feelings of revenge that will only eat you up inside? Understandably, those emotions CAN be present after a breakup, but let me tell you: Losing weight will not make you feel better. Why would you ever strive for a goal if it is not for YOURSELF? Why live your life in the shadows of someone who already broke your heart?
No size or number will make you feel better. Loving your life and [not] giving a hoot about the ass that dumped you? That’s more like it. Don’t model yourself to or for anyone. Search for your own happiness and comfort. Model yourself to what feels good for you and your body. Don’t give anyone the power to take over the strings that control your beautiful body. The only one that should get to hold those is you.