I have been waiting all year to see what Kanye West would give Kim Kardashian for Christmas, and I didn’t even know it until Kim Instagrammed a picture this morning and I thought, “I’ve been waiting my whole life to see that.” Because Kanye West gave Kim Kardashian a gigantic Hermès Birkin covered in naked women.
The American artist, who created the cover art for West’s album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, covered the Hermés bag — which already retails for well over $10K — with an original artwork, featuring a few nude ladies and what looks to be a monster. Condo has sold paintings for over $1 million in the past, so Kardashian might be the owner of one of the most expensive bags in history.
While Kardashian was snapped with her bag on Thursday looking thrilled (we mustn’t forget, she uses a plain Birkin as a diaper bag for North), the general public feels differently. Commenters on Kardashian’s Instagram post all seem to have the same general sentiment about the bag: they hate it. Choice adjectives used in the feed include “horrific,” “hideous,” “awful,” “disgusting,” “vile,” “tasteless” and “terrible.”
What do you think about West’s one-of-a-kind Christmas gift? Also, following all of 2013′s gross displays of wealth, could this signal the beginning of the West-Kardashian backlash?