Kanye West and Kim Kardashian mocked online for pretending to be poor as they share throwback photo in low-key kitchen
The cool couple, which boasts a joint net worth of $350million, shared a throwback picture of themselves having a simple breakfast in a low-key kitchen on Instagram on Tuesday
When it comes to the Kardashians, there's never a dull moment. In recent events, Kim Kardashian and her rapper husband Kanye West have been mocked by folks on the internet for pretending to be poor and using the lower and middle class as some type of aesthetic.
The cool couple, which boasts a joint net worth of $350 million, shared a throwback picture of themselves having a simple breakfast in a low-key kitchen on Instagram on Tuesday. The photo showed a 38-year-old Kim sitting with her legs on the chair and watching as her husband ate from a bowl, with a plastic bottle of milk in front of him.
She simply captioned the snap of the 1950s-style kitchen, taken in 2017 as "Morning", but fans of the couple have found the entire exercise ridiculous, given that the photo shoot wasn't taken in their kitchen. Turns out that the reality star's collection of images is from more than two years ago.
According to Daily Mail, the photos were taken in music producer Rick Rubin's Shangri La Malibu recording studio, which is literally miles away from the setting of Kim and Kanye's lavish mansion in Calabasas, California.
Rubin, an icon in the music industry, has worked with several other top-tier talents including Adele, Lady Gaga, Jay Z, Johnny Cash, Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Justin Timberlake.
After Kim posted the picture on her Instagram, fan comments started coming in by the dozen, criticizing the couple for using the lower and middle class as some type of aesthetic. One user wrote: "I wish I could pretend being poor instead of actually being it." Another said, "Whos house did you rent this time to play middle class in kim?"
One Instagram user commented, "Love it when you pretend to be middle-class lmao." While another said, "Yall really borrowed some poor peoples kitchen for pictures @kimkardashian? Probably set up a photo shoot as a poor couple leaving their poor life."
However, there were also a few people who did not seem to care about the class issue at all. One optimistic fan wrote, "They want to show us that you can be poor and still be happy together... that is my thought. Good to see you in a pedestrian, regular ol kitchen, it’s quite refreshing."
Meanwhile, Kim has been helping sister Khloe a lot, following the drama surrounding her cheating boyfriend Tristan Thompson. A source said: "Kim took Khloé to Palm Springs one night before the weekend so she could have a relaxing getaway. She's doing okay... Her family continues to support her. Everyone is trying to cheer her up and be around to help."