Kim Kardashian at the 2014 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party in Hollywood
Kim Kardashian at the 2014 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party in Hollywood Reuters

A man from Exeter has a serious case of Kim Kardashianitus, a disease that makes him vomit every time he sees the socialite semi-naked or hears her other siblings.

Kim Kardashian phobia is a rare phenomenon currently only known to affect one man – retail assistant Mike Amess.

Amess, 24, has felt sick at the sight of Kardashian, 33, ever since he watched her infamous sex tape at the age of 17, the Mirror reports.

"Just hearing the sound of the Kardashians' nasal voices or catching a glimpse of them on screen makes me feel nauseous and shaky," he said.

"My hands get clammy, my breathing gets heavier and I start sweating. Sometimes, I get teary and want to retch."

Amess, who is gay, believes the sex tape caused him to feel repelled by Kardashian: "I was raised Catholic and growing up, I tried to repress my sexuality and deny that I was gay.

"Loads of the boys at school were going on about how good Kim Kardashian's sex tape was. I thought I'd give it a watch in the hope it would turn me on.

"I downloaded the video and watched it secretly in my bedroom. But the sight of Kim writhing around with her huge bum and the sound of her horrible high-pitched wailing repulsed me.

"I really wanted to be aroused by her so I kept watching it but she made me feel more and more upset.

"By the end of the tape, I had burst into tears. The experience left me terrified and I never wanted to see Kim's face again. I have come to terms with my homosexuality now but my dread towards her has never left."

Kardashian's fame through reality series, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, has also led Amess to fear other members of the wealthy clan. "Kim and her sisters look and sound so similar. They make my stomach churn, I hate it.

"I dislike everything about them, especially their physical appearance. I don't understand how anyone could find them attractive. I can't stand their voices either. They're so whiny and shrill - it really gets under my skin."

Amess' phobia reached new heights after Kardashian, who is set to wed Kanye West, appeared topless in the music video Bound 2.

"Seeing Kim naked, with her boobs bouncing about like that brought back memories of that horrendous sex tape. It was like reliving that incident all over again. Before I knew it, I was sweating like a pig and throwing up. When I hear 'Bound 2' on the radio now, I have to switch the station immediately."

Explaining how his friends and family deal with his condition, Amess added: "Although my mates are supportive, they always make fun of my fear and play practical jokes on me.

"They find it hilarious but they don't realise how traumatic it is for me. I wish I wasn't scared of the Kardashians."