Finally, the Kim Kardashian–Katie Couric feud we've all been waiting for. Or was it just us? At any rate, new mom and Kanye paramour Kim Kardashian has unexpectedly lashed out at Katie Couric with an Instagram picture of Couric's baby gift to little North West.
Kim's Instagram photo shows a gift card from Barneys New York placed atop what looks like a onesie and a blankie, evidently gifted by Katie Couric. The card gives congratulations and makes a little joke about the Kardashian K-name tradition, and the baby threads look cute enough. So what about this Instagram serves as an attack on Couric?
It's the caption. "#IHateFakeMediaFriends," Kim Kardashian captioned the Instagram of Katie Couric's gift. "#MayIHumblySuggestYouNotSendGiftsThenTalkSh*t"
Ouch! Before we go any further, may we just express our amazement at the fact that Barneys New York is incapable of properly printing a gift card? We assume those newborn duds cost enough to include a complete card and not one that chops "mother" into "moth." Maybe Kim should tweet about that next.
Kim Kardashian's attack on Katie Couric may have been sparked by a recent In Touch interview in which Couric pondered the nature of modern fame culture and the public obsession with reality stars famous for being famous. "I don't understand," Couric said, "why are [the Kardashians] so famous? I think it's mostly teenage girls that are interested."
That sounds like an extremely mild version of what a whole lot of people have been saying for years, but apparently it struck a nerve with Kim Kardashian. Is the reality TV star and new mom ready to do battle with all the skeptics and haters out there? Or is there more to this Katie Couric beef than meets the eye?
Either way, it's a bad week for Kim Kardashian if she's looking for validation from big names. The Kardashians took offense at a remark made by President Obama last week as he was discussing the American Dream. Reflecting on what he perceives as "a shift in culture" that has left today's young people obsessed with wealth.
Comparing today's culture with his own childhood, the president recalled, "We weren't exposed to things we didn't have in the same way kids these days are. There was not that window into the lifestyles of the rich and famous. Kids weren't monitoring every day what Kim Kardashian was wearing, or where Kanye West was going on vacation, and thinking that somehow that was the mark of success."
Kardashian matriarch and mastermind Kris Jenner was not amused by the remark, which she took as a personal attack on Kimye and their life of luxury. "I find it so odd that he's picking on Kim Kardashian and Kanye West," Kris said. "I wasn't aware that we could only set the bar so high and only dream so big."
We're a little lost here in these new Kardashian feuds. Did Katie Couric or President Obama really say anything to cause such grave offense to the Kardashian Empire as to necessitate these victimized responses? Let us know what you think in the comments.