What’s a toddler to do? As we reported yesterday, 1 year-old North West, the daughter of megastars Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, has seemingly become the butt of some weird jokes by Miley Cyrus on Instagram. Over the course of recent days, Miley has posted two adulterated photos of baby North online, including the one below.
While Miley’s actions raised eyebrows and garnered some backlash via social media, reactions attributed to North’s dad are surprisingly measured. Quoting an unnamed source, Hollywood Life reports that the vociferous Kanye West is taking this one all in stride.
“Kanye thinks it’s funny. Besides, when a huge Disney star and famous singer Photoshops her head onto your daughter’s, it just makes [North’s] stock rise that much more,” said the source. “Kanye doesn’t mind that Miley’s posing as North. He thinks it’s a form of flattery. He’s good with it and if Miley keeps it up, who knows, maybe he’ll even make Miley’s dreams come true and arrange for her to spend a little one-on-one time with [North].”
The photos seem to be part of a broader fixation that the 22-year-old pop singer has developed with North West, as Hollywood Life has also reported that Miley has expressed an interest in babysitting the child someday. Creepiness, thy name is Miley.
All of the odd business surrounding the pride and joy of Billy Ray Cyrus aside, the Kardashian-West family might also be in the midst of marital crisis as the power couple has reportedly become increasingly estranged as of late. According to Celebrity Dirty Laundry, the union between Kim and Kanye is “as good as over” but they’re keeping up appearances strictly in the interests of continued fame and fortune.
“Kanye is loving [their] new business arrangement,” said a source quoted by Celebrity Dirty Laundry. “At first he was skeptical, but now it’s fun for him – that’s why he was all over her at Paris Fashion Week and way more affectionate than usual. He realizes that together they are a force to be reckoned with, but after a messy divorce they could become has-beens.”
If history has taught us anything, it’s that celebrity marriages – referred to as “showmances” in the vernacular of the day – aren’t necessarily the healthiest of environments for impressionable young offspring. Despite the likelihood that she’ll enjoy a life of exceptional privilege, it’s hard to not feel a little bad for North West. She’s living life in a fish bowl, as every questionable decision and gaffe made by her parents brings about a host of queries and controversies.
Topping it all off, where most children of famous people have to contend with overzealous paparazzi, North West’s family photos are getting retooled by an undeniably eccentric “admirer” who just so happens to have a lot of sway in the wild and wooly world of social media. Back when she was known as Hannah Montana, a young Ms. Cyrus once sang the line, “I used to be a nice girl.” Don’t even try to explain that to North West, though. For Miley, that was another lifetime ago.
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