Kim Kardashian gave North Michael Jackson's jacket for Christmas and people are pissed
27 December 2019, 12:06 | Updated: 26 January 2022, 19:22
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West reportedly bought Michael Jackson's jacket for over $65,000.
When you're the child of a super-rich celebrity, of course you're going to get spoilt at Christmas. Case in point, Kris Jenner gifting granddaughter Stormi Webster, one, a two-storey playhouse and her mother Kylie Jenner giving her a diamond ring. Oh, to be rich.
Stormi's cousin North West (the first child of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West) received similar treatment, with her parent giving her a jacket worn by singer Michael Jackson for Christmas. Kim and Kanye purchased the velvet and rhinestone jacket for six-year-old North at an auction. Apparently, she's a huge Michael Jackson fan and they even had the sleeves tacked up so she would be able to wear it.
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star showed off the gift on her Instagram Story, alongside a photo of Michael wearing the jacket with actress Elizabeth Taylor. "North is a really big Michael Jackson fan, and we knew she would love this," she explained. "We won this on an auction for Northie for Christmas."
She added: "When she gets older, we can untack the sleeve and it can grow with her and she can have this for her whole life. She's so grateful and so excited."
As you can imagine, the jacket didn't come cheap. E! News reported that the couple purchased the jacket for a whopping $65,625 at Julien's Auctions' Icons And Idols: Rock N' Roll event in October.
Needless to say, the internet had a lot to say about this gift. Michael Jackson, who passed away in 2009, has had allegations of child sexual abuse against him.
Others noted that it wasn't exactly an age appropriate present...
Did she not watch the damn documentary? The man was the worst kind of criminal— Speccy B (@hayleypdowd) December 24, 2019
why do rich people ALWAYS get children gifts that only adults want? ma get her Disney princess dolls with the big castle instead— Mitchell🎄 (@Zoom_Zoom103) December 24, 2019
watching rich people by presents for their little children is truly a haunting experience https://t.co/t0VLY6gg7U— indie (@INDIEWASHERE) December 25, 2019
Give her Jimmy Saville's trousers for her birthday and she's got a complete outfit. https://t.co/FKJysmilKr— Paul Williams (@thepaulwilliams) December 25, 2019
She’s far too young to appreciate something like this— des wants awae s4 (@ayohliar) December 24, 2019
poor North omg she probably just wants a barbie😭— 𝓜. (@mbored12) December 24, 2019
I'm sure the 6 year old will appreciate the jacket worn by person he doesn't know at the birthday party of other person he doesn't know before he puts it aside to play with the latest electronic toy— Die-Easyman: Christmas edition (@drewcromwell) December 25, 2019
Kim kardashian bought her daughter, North, who is 6 years old Michael Jackson’s infamous jacket and then HEMMED IT SO SHE COULD WEAR IT. WTF!! I’m annoyed by this pic.twitter.com/k5dSvBgrj3— Francis Copley (@blondefunrose) December 25, 2019