Kanye West gifted Kim Kardashian with a hologram of her late father Robert Kardashian for her birthday and though Kim loved the gift, not everyone is thrilled with it. Kim gushed about the gift and called it ‘the most thoughtful gift of a lifetime’ others called it creepy and said it was Kanye’s and Kim’s “Let them eat cake moment.”
The controversy comes as the nation is in the midst of a pandemic and over 225,000 people have died from the deadly COVID-19 novel virus. Some people lost family members without having a chance to say goodbye and they are taking issue that Kanye and Kim are recreating her deceased father and showing off the hologram on social media.
Others found the words that Robert Kardashian said to Kim in the video both creepy and absurd.
Robert Kardashian passed away in July 2003 from esophageal cancer and there is no question that his loss hit his children extremely hard. Kim has even taken up law as she is following in her father’s footsteps.
The video only lasts for two and a half minutes and appears as if Robert Kardashian is speaking to Kim from heaven. First, he talks to her with love and affection and praises her for the beautiful woman that she’s become. Afterward, however; he begins praising Kanye West and refers to him as the ‘most, most, most, most genius man in the world.’
You may see Kim Kardashian‘s tweet about her birthday gift from Kanye West along with the hologram video of Robert Kardashian appearing to speak from beyond below.
For my birthday, Kanye got me the most thoughtful gift of a lifetime. A special surprise from heaven. A hologram of my dad. SparklesWhite heart It is so lifelike! We watched it over and over, filled with emotion.
For my birthday, Kanye got me the most thoughtful gift of a lifetime. A special surprise from heaven. A hologram of my dad. ✨🤍 It is so lifelike! We watched it over and over, filled with emotion. pic.twitter.com/jD6pHo17KC
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 29, 2020
Though Kim loved the message, many of her Twitter fans were taken aback by it.
One person left this comment.
I did something similar for my friend’s birthday, though i didn’t have money for a hologram so I just dug up his dad’s corpse instead
Another person wrote this.
Kim out here making sure we know how poor we are
Not everyone had a negative or critical response. One person said this.
I lost my dad in 2007. My mom in 2012. If I could see them again, even if it’s a not perfect hologram, it would be very special to just have that visual. Photos are nice but don’t do justice to the sense of someone being present. So leave Rob Kardashian hologram alone
What do you think about Kanye West’s gift to Kim Kardashian? Do you find the Robert Kardashian hologram beautiful or creepy?
Charisse Van Horn is a freelance writer from Tampa Bay. She enjoys writing about celebrities, entertainment, and fashion. Any reproduction of this article outside of Celebrity Insider will be met with legal action by the writer.