Early this week, journalist Katie Couric sent a baby gift to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West to celebrate the birth of their daughter, North West. The note that accompanied the gift congratulated the reality star on the birth of her first child and encouraged her to “continue the K tradition,” a reference to Kim and her sisters, Khloe, Kourtney, Kylie, Kendall and her mother, Kris Jenner. Katie Couric then gave an interview to InTouch Magazine and questioned the Kardashian phenomena. Couric said that she didn’t understand why the Kardashians were famous and posited that it was mostly teenage girls that were interested in them. Kim was pissed enough to respond to Couric’s statement via her Instagram.
Kim posted a picture of some baby clothes along with Couric’s personal note. Underneath it she wrote the following hashtags, #IHateFakeMediaFriends #MayIHumblySuggestYouNotSendGiftsThenTalk(Bleep).
Couric stands by her statement and asserted that she didn’t intend to insult the reality star or the rest of the Kardashian clan. She said that she was simply responding to a question posed to her by a reporter. Couric further added, “The gift is genuine, and I’m happy for Kim and Kanye.”
Other members of the Kardashian clan have been in the news this week. Yesterday, the eldest Kardashian sister, Kourtney, revealed that DNA results proved that her long time boyfriend, Scott Disick, is indeed the father of her three year old son, Mason. Kourtney has been in the news recently after Michael Girgenti filed legal action requesting a DNA test and joint custody of Mason, whom he claims he fathered after a brief fling with Kourtney back in 2009.
Earlier this week, Kris Jenner, the mother of the Kardashian clan, used her talk show to respond to comments that President Obama made about the Kardashians and Kanye West during an interview with David Blum for the Kindle Singles program. Obama mentioned that today’s youth were kept abreast of the purchasing habits of celebrities through various social media accounts. Kris Jenner interpreted Obama’s comments as an insult and fired back, “I find it so odd that he’s picking on Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Well, Kanye West, first of all, doesn’t go on vacation. Ever . . .And Kim Kardashian is the hardest-working young lady in the world. She never sleeps, she never stops, she never slows down and works so hard for what she’s got.”
Kim Kardashian has been in seclusion since the birth of daughter, North West, 8 weeks ago. Her post on Instagram in response to Katie Couric was her first social media post since she became a mother.
By Karen Walcott