Kim Kardashian Wants You To Know She Didn’t Buy North JFK’s Bloody Shirt For Christmas

Kim Kardashian Wants You To Know She Didn’t Buy North JFK’s Bloody Shirt For Christmas

If you’ve been keeping up (lol), you’ll know that the Christmas present Kim Kardashian bought for her daughter North this year caused a little bit of controversy.

In an Instagram story on Christmas Day, Kim revealed that she and Kanye had gifted the 6-year-old the actual jacket Michael Jackson wore to Elizabeth Taylor’s birthday party in 1997.


Kim Kardashian / Instagram: @kimkardashian

The jacket was reportedly bought at auction for more than $65,000.

“We had it tacked up so she can wear it. The sleeves are half-tacked up so when she gets older, we can un-tack the sleeve and it can grow with her, so she can have this for her whole life,” Kim explained. “She’s so grateful and excited.”

She later revealed that they’d also bought North the hat MJ wore in the video for “Smooth Criminal”, which still has some of his make-up on it and reportedly cost over $56,000.

Many people took issue with the fact that Kim was just able to buy these items for North. They shared a screenshot from Paris Jackson’s Instagram account, where she said she had been “begging the estate” for a pair of her dad’s pyjamas.

SHE'S HER DAUGHTER GUYS ! IT'S CRAZY ! She had to wait for having the things of her own father. And then we have Kim Kardashian having MJ's things in their closet for North. Like are we serious ? @ParisJackson apologize them love x

SHE’S HER DAUGHTER GUYS ! IT’S CRAZY ! She had to wait for having the things of her own father. And then we have Kim Kardashian having MJ’s things in their closet for North. Like are we serious ? @ParisJackson apologize them love x

So Paris Jackson has been begging the estate for her fathers clothes but fucking north west, who wasn’t even alive at the same time, gets a whole ensemble with minimal issue???

So Paris Jackson has been begging the estate for her fathers clothes but fucking north west, who wasn’t even alive at the same time, gets a whole ensemble with minimal issue???

it’s so f*cked up that kim kardashian literally bought michael jackson’s jacket for her 6 year old daughter meanwhile michael jackson’s own daugher has to fight the mj estate for her father’s clothes. tf is this mess

it’s so f*cked up that kim kardashian literally bought michael jackson’s jacket for her 6 year old daughter meanwhile michael jackson’s own daugher has to fight the mj estate for her father’s clothes. tf is this mess

While others said Kim shouldn’t have modified the jacket.

it's all about being respectful. when she was buying it she knew for sure that the jacket would not fit a 6-years old. she could have given it to north as a collective item and if she's really a fan as kim claims, she would be happy too. if not, give her a lambo and go.

it’s all about being respectful. when she was buying it she knew for sure that the jacket would not fit a 6-years old. she could have given it to north as a collective item and if she’s really a fan as kim claims, she would be happy too. if not, give her a lambo and go.

But the situation escalated with a joke from Twitter user @internetpain, who edited an Instagram screenshot to make it look as though Kim had also bought North the shirt President John F. Kennedy was wearing when he was assassinated.

And ~then~ BuzzFeed writer Nina Mohan noticed that Refinery29 had used the screenshot in an article, reporting on it as though it was real.

I AM SCREAMING someone tweeted as a joke that Kim Kardashian gifted North JFK’s bloody shirt and Refinery29 wrote about it as if it were true????

I AM SCREAMING someone tweeted as a joke that Kim Kardashian gifted North JFK’s bloody shirt and Refinery29 wrote about it as if it were true????

The article, titled “Kim Kardashian’s Christmas Gifts To North West Were Puzzling”, has since been updated to remove the tweet.

It’s safe to say people were pretty amused by the mishap, but there was one person who didn’t find it funny: Kim Kardashian.

Kim hopped onto Twitter to let everyone know that the screenshot was “obviously fake”, calling it a “sick joke” and reassuring her fans that she never posted the story.

WOW this is obviously fake! @Refinery29 I did not get JFK’s shirt. That is a sick joke that someone tweeted as a fake ig story that I never posted. https://t.co/fajEtOrlqU

WOW this is obviously fake! @Refinery29 I did not get JFK’s shirt. That is a sick joke that someone tweeted as a fake ig story that I never posted. https://t.co/fajEtOrlqU

And that was probably the most bizarre way we could possibly have ended the 2010s.

Ellie Bate is a celebrity reporter and talent coordinator at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

Contact Ellie Bate at eleanor.bate@buzzfeed.com.

Got a confidential tip? Submit it here.

Other News

Menu
Need Help? Chat with us