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Yolanda Adams Angry Kardashians Named 'America's First Family'

Yolanda Adams Angry Kardashians Named 'America's First Family'

Socialite and reality TV star Kim Kardashian waves to the media as she arrives to attend an event celebrating the 40th anniversary of Cosmopolitan magazine at a hotel in Mexico City, October 4, 2012. | (Photo: Reuters/Henry Romero)

Gospel music mogul Yolanda Adams isn't happy that the stars of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" are being celebrated by Cosmopolitan magazine as "America's first family" in its 50th birthday issue.

"I usually don't get into the Kardashian world but I am deeply disappointed in Cosmo's November issue deeming them America's First Family," Adams wrote on Facebook. "This is regrettable and selfish."

Kris Jenner is pictured on next month's cover surrounded by her daughters Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian along with Kendall and Kylie Jenner for a cover story and a 16-page layout where they are labeled the nation's first family.

Ryan Seacrest, executive producer of E! network's "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" reality TV show that made the family famous, explained their appeal in an interview for Cosmopolitan.

Yolanda Adams, an award-winning gospel singer, poses in this undated photo. | (Photograph: BET Press)

"No one could have predicted the Kardashians' and Jenners' success. But when you spend time with them, what resonates is the family unit," Seacrest said.

"There are so many things about them that are glamorous, crazy, and unlike our lives, but the sense of family is universal. They love and stand by one another no matter what."

The executive producer, who believes he is a "big brother" to the sisters, feels they are inspirational.

"Their unvarnished candor reveals how close they really are. What's more, they present acceptance," Seacrest told Cosmo. "It takes courage to go on camera and deal with something with which you never thought you'd be dealing. I, for one, thank them for sharing the journey, because more often than not, it's not only entertaining, it's inspiring."

Adams seems to feel differently and shared an article on "The Yolanda Adams Morning Show" website.

"President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Malia Obama, Sasha Obama, Mama Mariane Robinson, Bo and Sunny may be America's first family, but Cosmopolitan magazine apparently doesn't think so. Instead, the magazine best known for sex-quizzes and photo-shopped actresses, gave that honor to none other than the Kardashian-Jenner klan," the article reads. 

"The level of disrespect here — or ignorance, whichever shoe fits — is astonishing. The Kardashian[s] may be the first family of reality television, maybe even plastic surgery or divorces, but not of America."

Adams has made a name for herself in the world of entertainment by helping up-and-coming gospel musicians hone their craft as a judge on BET's "Sunday Best" music competition show, and also hosts the syndicated radio program "The Yolanda Adams Morning Show."

The veteran singer has managed to make history as a radio broadcaster, becoming the first woman in gospel music to have a morning radio show in a market dominated by men.

"I really love helping people and that is my job with this morning show," Adams told The Christian Post in an earlier interview. "My job is to let everyone know that they can make it, they don't have to live their lives in defeat."

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