Kris Jenner has succeeded in making her family's business a very profitable business, and she thinks fans are drawn to their transparency about the dramatic personal issues they deal with in front of TV cameras.
"I think the reason why ["Keeping Up With the Kardashians"] became somewhat of a phenomenon and such a great success is because there's so many of us," Jenner told The Hollywood Reporter during its Reality TV Roundtable. "I think people just got emotionally attached and invested."
"We decided to really let it all hang out when we started our show, so we decided as a family, if we're gonna do this, just show everything," Jenner said. "No matter how many edits I saw, I wouldn't take things out."
The 61-year-old "momager" of Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Rob Kardashian said that she never requested a scene be cut or edited simply because it was "embarrassing."
In the fall of 2016, Kim was bound and robbed in her Paris apartment during Fashion Week. It was a jolting experience for the entire family, one that Kris said she knew would be addressed on the show when the time was right.
"So many people felt like they deserved the explanation of what happened because they had for the last decade followed every moment of her life, and so then she felt like it would almost be a relief to be able to say it on her terms and explain what happened."
Jenner said Kim's experience was a lesson for the whole family.
"It took huge turn -- what we show, what we don't show, if we go somewhere. If we go to Disneyland, we're not snapping pictures of Dumbo. We'll wait 'til we leave," she said. "You think five times about what you're gonna put out there on social media."