When someone becomes despite (or because of) a lack of skill, talent or ability. Usually the result of a sex tape or an Instagram account filled with selfies. Named for Kim Kardashian, who was by no means the first person to achieve fame this way, but certainly one of the most infamous.
Starla was hoping to undergo the Kardashian Effect by posting 400 selfies per day.
by JoeDredd October 4, 2015
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The practice of caring about D list celebrities who have no talent and contribute nothing to society.
Why are there so many celebratards these days? It's the Kardashian effect
by Pope Jutin I March 19, 2015
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The ability for a public figure who has absolutely no redeeming value nor contribution to society to spin that into an asset and able to cash in.
President Obama was elected to office solely on his Kardashian Effect.
by An_Illiterate_Traveler March 13, 2016
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Praising someone by giving them fame and/or money for a stupid reason, much like how the Kardashians got fame, titty twitch streamers are a good example of the Kardashian effect
Man 1 : why do people like Charli Demilio have fame

Man 2 : dude, it’s the Kardashian effect
by Penisman222 April 8, 2021
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It's when someone complains about how hard they have it, not to get OR take the help offered, but just simply because they want to get attention and create drama to show how hard they think they think they have it.

Especially useful on social media
Example: I’m stuck on the freeway car broken down, no one for miles, kids screaming in the back seat, my eldest has a disability and doesn’t understand and I have no mobile service but it dropped in enough to post this 😰

Response: Help offered by multiple people all turned down with the ‘ill solider on’, it’ll be ok’ or ‘this is my life I’m used to it’. And yet they can keep responding to said posts/texts. Oh, your suffering from the kardashian effect!
by Hsrat28 September 23, 2018
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