While their reality TV show Keeping Up with the Kardashians has brought them fame and fortune, it all started over a controversial tape that Kim Kardashian made with an ex-boyfriend and R&B artist, Ray-J.
Without the popularity of the particular story and Kim’s name becoming buzzworthy, Kris Jenner may not have been able to walk into E!’s network offices and pitch her family reality TV show. I mean, who would want to watch a family they know nothing about?
Many people have wondered, however, what the Kardashian sisters (specifically Kim) will tell their children when they start to wonder how and why they are all famous. For kids, it’s not “normal” to have people following you around with cameras and equipment all day and as they get older, they will start to have questions.
Think about when North, Saint, and Chicago get old enough to understand the world–maybe when they’re in 6th grade–and their friends’ parents gossip about Kim’s fame in their living room. The gossip has a very good chance of getting back to the kids and before you know it–North is asking her mom what a sex tape is.
So, when North actually asked Kim why she’s famous, Kim had to figure out what to say. 5-years-old is a little young to begin discussing the birds and the bees, so Kim went for a safer route. While appearing on Real 92.3’s “Big Boys Neighborhood,” Kim explained what went down in the conversation with her daughter.
And, while that’s the most appropriate answer Kim can give her 5-year-old, people on Twitter began trolling Kim for making her fame seem so innocent and clean.
Kim Kardashian said that North asked her “Mom why are you famous” hahahaha Kims face was legendary ?? “We have a tv show” ?
— mariposa ??? (@jadehaley_) August 9, 2018
Kim said north asked her why she is famous and somebody said this ???? pic.twitter.com/QDz1pZng79
— MOM (Ban Fan Account) (@lipstickthvg) August 9, 2018
North : Mommy how are you famous?
— Donald ? (@sxnald) August 9, 2018
North West to Kim Kardashian: “Mom, why are you famous?” pic.twitter.com/FUOEW07zc2
— Prentice Penny (@The_A_Prentice) August 9, 2018
omg North finally hit Kim with that “why are you famous?” question
— LAUREN E. HOWE (@Iaurenhowe) August 10, 2018
Kim when North Finds out how she got famous pic.twitter.com/E0aec39mir
— Voss (@NAMEDAFTERWATER) August 9, 2018
North west when she find out why Kim really famous ?? google why is Kim Kardashian famous ? pic.twitter.com/LrmxNNS822
— OooLaLa? (@WillieMaxwell38) August 10, 2018
The shade room ha an interview with KimK on there and North asked Kim why are you famous.. somebody commented “play ray j… I hit it first” ??
— sherihan (@Sherihanklh) August 10, 2018
North West “Mom why are you famous?”
Kim “We have a TV show” pic.twitter.com/yHYYE1Yvor
— Brian Cimons (@bcimons19) August 10, 2018
North West asking Kim why she’s famous had me dying ?
— ?????™️ (@abdus0pti0ns) August 10, 2018
North asked Kim how she got famous and Kim told her it was because of KUWTK…LOL
— WINTERR❄️ (@ColdLikeWinter_) August 9, 2018
— Alex Burkart (@Burk20) August 9, 2018
Lmao when North asked Kim why she’s famous pic.twitter.com/cuV2pr2QFt
— Scotty Drippin' ?? (@sniper_rah12) August 9, 2018
kim said north asked her why she’s famous… whew chile ?
— Oageng (@byoageng) August 9, 2018
north asked kim k “mom why are you famous?” & she replied, “we have a tv show”
? kim knows it wasn’t the tv show, she’s deadass funny lol i love heeeer
— maria (@badmariia) August 9, 2018
Kim Kardashian really told north she’s famous because she has a tv show. How tf you lie to your child like that? Lol
— Ronald (@CDM_RON) August 9, 2018
I love how the time has come where North finally asked Kim why she’s famous.
— Angelica (@anzerikaa_) August 9, 2018
North West asked kim why she famous ??
Kids be knowing what’s up
— i quit. ? (@Z3Tjuan) August 9, 2018
Kim told North that their famous because they have a tv show…but how you get the tv show Kim? pic.twitter.com/q7KoaLmCXI
— kay (@sayheykay_) August 9, 2018
North asked Kim why was she famous pic.twitter.com/hsTuQJP2lo
— MBJ’s Black Gf✨ (@NoelleBllue) August 9, 2018
Let’s be realistic here, y’all. North West is 5-years-old–she’s innocent. Despite being thrown into the spotlight and being surrounded by the media, Kim and Kanye are trying to give her a somewhat normal life. So, if Kim doesn’t feel like telling her child that she got famous from a sex-tape–I think it’s probably for the best.
Can you imagine the conversation that would follow? No 5-year-old needs to have their innocence taken away. Good on Kim for trying to protect her. When she figures out how to use Google, well, we’d hate to be a fly on the wall.