Kim Kardashian furiously refutes claim she bought JFK's bloodstained shirt for daughter North West
After the reality TV star bought expensive Michael Jackson items for her daughter someone circulated a fake Instagram story about her buying the shirt JFK was wearing when he was assassinated; Refinery29 even wrote a whole article on it
Kim Kardashian was furious after she found out that a news outlet had published a fabricated story about how she has gifted her daughter, North West, the bloodstained shirt of former President John F. Kennedy from the day he was assassinated in November 1963.
Her outrage came after the Refinery 29 published a story claiming that the 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star, 39, bought the morbid gift for her six-year-old daughter.
It even included the screenshot of what appeared to be a post from the mother-of-four's Instagram Stories where the bloodied shirt was seen, along with the words, "Along with the Michael Jackson’s jacket and hat, North also got the shirt John F. Kennedy wore when he was assassinated," written across the photo.
Although Kardashian did successfully bid on Michael Jackson's jewel-adorned black velvet jacket that he had worn to Elizabeth Taylor's 65th birthday celebration and the 50th Annual Cannes Film Festival, as well as his 'Smooth Criminal' fedora hat from Julien's Auction House, for $65,625 and $56,250 respectively, gifting them both to her daughter, she categorically denied purchasing the bloodstained shirt for her, let alone post a picture with the claimed caption on her social media account.
"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," she tweeted, reposting a tweet of one of her fans who shared a link to the Refinery 29 article with the caption, "I AM SCREAMING someone tweeted as a joke that Kim Kardashian gifted North JFK's bloody shirt and Refinery 29 wrote about it as if it were true????"
Refinery 29's article previously called out Kardashian for gifting her daughter a gift that was not at all child-appropriate. "What is North going to do with JFK's bloody shirt? And why isn't it in a museum? The visual of the shirt posted on her stories is jarring - and raises questions about why anyone would give a child something so violent," the article read.
After Kardashian's angry tweet, the article was edited and any mention of the fake purchase was taken down.