Cosmopolitan's reference to Kardashians as 'First Family' angers social media users

Posted at 6:09 PM, Oct 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-06 05:49:21-04

The Kardashian Klan is polarizing. That isn’t new, but Cosmopolitan’s new cover, showcasing the reality TV family, really bothers America.

The magazine put the Kardashian and Jenner women on their 50th anniversary cover. The November issue touts getting sisters Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, Kendall and Kylie, and mom Kris, in a formal photograph, the only one in the last four years. Cosmo promises a photo spread of the women and the tale of their success story.

It’s the cover caption that’s upsetting readers. Editors call the Kardashians and Jenners “America’s First Family." While Kim's husband Kanye West has declared he’ll run for President, many readers aren’t happy that the magazine compared the entertainment family to the Obamas.

According to USA Today, Cosmo wrote in a statement, “We are teasing!” Spokeswoman Lauren Demitry also wrote, “They are a huge cultural phenomenon.  What we do know is there is nothing like the cover of a magazine to provoke a national conversation."

Still, Twitter isn’t having it: