Kim Kardashian West has stepped up to defend her 7-year-old daughter North West after a photo of the child's oil painting sparked some debate online.
Earlier this week, Kim shared in an Instagram story how proud she was of her "little artist North," who had apparently made this very Bob Ross–esque painting.
Naturally, because this is the internet, there were...doubts.
THERE IS NO WAY THAT 7 YEAR OLD PAINTED THIS. NO FUCKING WAY
And the doubts became jokes.
“The Starry Night” by North West (2021) inspired by her favorite artist, Bob Ross
But it's safe to say Kim wasn't here for the skepticism, posting a series of Instagram stories on Tuesday night denouncing the "grown adults" who doubted North's artistic abilities.
"My daughter and her best friend have been taking a serious oil painting class where their talents and creativity are being encouraged and nurtured," Kim wrote in one post.
"North worked incredibly hard on her painting which took several weeks to complete," she went on. "As a proud mom, I wanted to share her work with everyone.
"I'm seeing op-ed pieces in the media and social media from grown adults breaking down whether or not my child actually painted this. How dare you see children doing awesome things and then try to accuse them of NOT being awesome?!"
The mother of four concluded: "Please stop embarrassing yourselves with the negativity and allow every child to be GREAT!!!"
Her story checks out. Back in 2019, Kim's friend Tracy Romulus posted a photo of her daughter Ryan — who is North's best friend — posing with her version of the painting.
Now people are praising Kim for speaking out in defense of North, saying they would do the same for their kids.
me as a mother
I’m glad she did this. I saw the painting and immediately thought “that’s very advanced, but not impossible”. Come to find out North has a popular art teacher who has taught a range of kids to paint the exact same nature scene using the exact same technique. https://t.co/VnnqfIc4yl
Others said they were jealous that North was able to go to a fancy oil painting class, which, mood.
happy for kim k encouraging her child to flourish and also really jealous that my parents were not wealthy enough to sign me up for a 'serious oil painting class' when I was 8 yrs old https://t.co/8NA0yczEmN
While some people pointed out that the whole thing should never have been that big of a deal in the first place.
why was north’s painting such a big deal to y’all big overgrown asses? a 7 year old.