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Boycott Kim K Website

Run By Convicted Con Man

1/20/2012 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kim Kardashian
The man behind BoycottKim.com is a convicted felon with a history of conning people -- and ... SURPRISE!!! ... there are serious questions over whether he's grossly exaggerated the number of people who have signed the petition to rid the world of all things Kardashian.

Frank Basti -- the man behind the movement -- is freshly off parole for a mail fraud conviction.  Basti was nailed for sending notices to 5,000 California car dealerships, telling each of them they owed lots of money to the DMV and this was their final chance to pay ... or else. 

Basti served federal prison time and was on parole until last July. Several months later Basti launched the Kardashian website.

Basti claims roughly 650,000 people have signed his petition.  But according to Compete.com -- a prominent website traffic estimator -- only 24k unique visitors went to the site in December and 20k in November.

Basti tells TMZ it's not a scam and he's counting a previous petition and his Facebook page connected to his Kardashian website to justify the 650,000 number.  He insists he's not making any money off the site

As for why Basti wants to Boycott the Kardashians ... he says he's offended that mainstream media is covering them like a serious news story.

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286.

Tim Johnson    

I hate the Kardtrashians. I wonder when they'll end up like that Hilton person. What was her name?

942 days ago
287.

nick    

I don't give a **** that the guy is an Ex-con...what someone is right, they are right. Down with the Kardashians.

923 days ago
288.

Kimbella    

EVERYONE IS FORGETTING 1 VERY IMPORTANT THING ABOUT KIM & THE KARDASHIAN KLAN & THE WORD IS SWEAT SHOP. THEY UTILIZE THE USE OF SWEAT SHOP MODERN DAY SLAVES TO MAKE THEIR CLOTHING LINE. EVERYONE KNOWS THAT SWEAT SHOPS EXSIST & WHEN U HAVE THINGS MADE IN CHINA, INDIA ETC THAT IS WHAT U R UTILIZING....SWEAT SHOPS. THEY CAN PRETEND THEY DIDN'T KNOW BUT THEIR "TEAM" (PR) WENT INTO DAMAGE CONTROL & THEY WANT THERE CHECKS TO STILL COME THROUGH & DIDN'T WANT TO CREATE ENEMIES FROM THE FANS THEY DO HAVE SO THEY PLAY THE "WE DIDN'T KNOW" CARD. I KNOW SOME PEOPLE WHO WORK IN PR & THEY SAY THAT STUFF IS COVERED UP ALL THE TIME...DUH! BUT HERE IS THE THING, KIM PRETENDS NOT TO BE THIS MONEY GRUBBING, SELF-SEEKING, SELFISH, NO TALENT INDIVIDUAL. OK IT DOESN'T TAKE A GENEIUS TO FIGURE OUT KIM HAS MANY "TEAM" EMPLOYEES DESIGNING CLOTHING WITH HER NAME ON IT & EVEN IF SHE DESIGNS A FEW PIECES, BIG DEAL. HER LINE IS CHEAP & UGLY ANYWAY SINCE THEY SPLASH IT ALL OVER THE INTERNET WITHOUT U EVEN HAVING GOOGLED IT. PLUS ANOTHER CHEAP PERFUME ISN'T A BIG CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY. KIM & HER FAMILY CAN PUT THEIR HEADS ON THE PILLOW AT NIGHT KNOWING THET CONTRIBUTE TO THE USE OF SWEAT SHOPS & ANOTHER HUMAN BEINGS MISERY. JUST BCUZ OTHERS USE SWEAT SHOPS DOESN'T MEAN THEY HAVE TO OR MAKE IT RIGHT. IF U MAKE THINGS IN USA THE PROFITS ARE WAY LOWER, SO THIS SPEAKS VOLUMES TO WHO KIM & THE KARDASHIAN KLAN REALLY ARE... LACK OF CONSCIENCE (I.E. SCOIPATHIC TRAITS), MONEY GRUBBING, SELFISH, FAME WHORING, DENIAL, LIES, COVER-UPS, TALENTLESS, BAD EXAMPLES AS HUMAN BEINGS. PEOPLE WHO ARE EDUCATED, HAPPY, FAMILY ORINENTED, ATTRACTIVE WITH MORALS/VALUES SAY THIS & THEY DON'T LIKE THE KARDASHIANS, SO IT'S NOT ABOUT BEING A "HATER" AS HER FANS TRY TO SAY TO SHUT U UP FOR CALLING A SPADE A SPADE, BUT RATHER THE "REALITY" OF WHO THEY ARE AS PEOPLE. THERE R PEOPLE IN THE WORLD DOING REALLY GREAT AMAZING THINGS THAT SHOULD BE CELEBRATED RATHER THAN THIS BAD EXAMPLE OF A FAMILY

895 days ago
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Mario A. Kusakabe Jr    

The Kards clan are Trash, Thank God I dont watch them but all I read say they`re trash and they only on tv cuz of a Sex tape, YEAH hey MOM what a great job you did and doing with your kids Loser..

805 days ago
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