Many feel Kim Kardashian owes a big part of her success in the entertainment industry to the paparazzi, and they have criticized her for allegedly throwing them the middle finger.
For almost a decade, the mother of four became famous on her family’s reality program, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, where she revealed every aspect of her private life.
People have long suspected that she and her family personally contacted the paparazzi to tell her whereabouts since they have routinely photographed her over the years.
But on Wednesday, when she was leaving the Epione skincare clinic after she consulted with famous dermatologist Simon Ourian, she looked to be avoiding photos. Kardashian flipped the bird as she was leaving, and the photo has since gone viral on the internet.
A post of the picture has well over 1 million views.
Ironically, Kardashian scolded her eldest son, Saint West, for making the same impolite gesture a few months ago.
As he was leaving his basketball game on Friday, September 15, the 7-year-old gave the photographers the bird, prompting the SKIMS founder to gently reprimand him as she tried to maintain her composure for the cameras.
In a video that was released on YouTube, Saint can be seen strolling with a few of his younger friends while wearing his basketball jersey. He abruptly turned away from the photographers, and his mom covered his lips with her hand. He then chuckled to himself and made his way into a building.
Saint’s sister, North, 10, has also had her antagonistic and teasing brushes with the paparazzi.
Kim has four kids from her relationship with Kanye West: North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm. After years of friendship, Kardashian and West began dating in 2011. However, they decided to part ways after a decade of dating and bearing children.