Okay, before you go off on the mom of four, let's be clear: It's not what you think. While we've become used to Kim Kardashian editing photos of herself to perfection, this is different and tbh somewhat relatable. After releasing the Kardashian-West Christmas card, which featured her husband Kanye West with their children North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm, fans immediately noticed something was off with their oldest daughter, North.
On Tuesday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the reality star admitted that North was photoshopped into the card because she “refused” to participate in the photo shoot. “It's the most anxiety to get four kids together, smiling in a room,” she told DeGeneres. “North was having a day, so she refused to be in the shoot. She just was crying because she wanted her specific hairstyle, whatever.”
Kim continued: "So I said, 'Fine, you're not going to be in the card. That's the decision. You're not going to be in the card. I'm just going to take the family card without you.' And she was fine with that. The next day she woke up and was like ‘Mommy, I really want to do a card.'”
Apparently, the photographer was still in town, so the next day Kim and North did their own photo shoot. "Let's just pretend. Shoot us, but cut me out and Photoshop her in," Kim recalls telling the photographer. And it turned out to be a beautiful holiday card with the full family.
In keeping with the fuss-free vibe, Kim opted for a casual shoot with the everyone wearing gray and white sweats while sitting on a staircase in their home. It's a striking contrast to what we've come to expect from the famous family during the holidays.
“I would’ve rather done it this way than the anxiety of what I went through of trying to get — I mean, Chicago has a cookie in her hand, I was really holding Psalm there, Saint was really there. The rest of us were there, but North … that was a lot,” Kim said. “There’s always one!”
This isn't the first time Kim has had to resort to this sneaky technique. After Chicago refused to go near her dad who was dressed as the Flintstones's dinosaur puppy, Dino, she was Photoshopped into the family's Halloween photo earlier this year.
Honestly, though, what parent can't relate to this? Trying to get all of your kids to look at the camera a smile for a photo is nearly impossible. And while the Photoshop route may seem extreme, it certainly worked for the Kardashian-West Christmas card.
Better luck next year, fam!
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