It's safe to say Petty isn't keeping up with the Kardashians. “I’m old enough to have lived in a country where, if you were willing to work hard, you could have a fairly nice life," he declares in a recent interview with the Sun. "You could support a family and even get a shot at owning your home, but you never thought you’d get a swimming pool. Now the culture has hypnotized people into thinking they’re really nothing if they’re not wealthy and a Kardashian.”
At least, he's hopeful that many of these reality stars will go away soon. "A lot of people get famous now very quickly," he explains to Q Radio, "and then they seem to have a turnover where they're not famous for that long, but someone else steps in to fill the slot. They're sort of disposable famous, I suppose."