Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Criticized for Acting Poor in New Photos
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have come under fire for "acting poor" in a series of new photos. The pictures, which have a grainy quality to them, show the couple and their children in a modest home. Many observers believe the two were attempting to look like a middle class family as an aesthetic choice. This led to heavy criticism of the celebrity couple on social media.
The house in the photos is Rick Rubin's Malibu home, according to TMZ. Rubin reportedly offered to let Kanye stay in the home after the Chicago rapper got out of the hospital following his mental breakdown. Sources say that Kanye stayed in the house for a few weeks after he was discharged. Kim and their children would come to visit Kanye regularly.
No one likes to be criticized, but Kanye seems to be in a much better place now. The "Famous" rapper has been going to couples therapy with his wife and repairing old friendships. The G.O.O.D. Music leader recently reconnected with Jay Z at Blue Ivy's birthday party. John Legend, who was very critical of Kanye supporting Donald Trump, also changed his tune and expressed support for his longtime collaborator.
“This is a very difficult life and a difficult business,” Legend said interview. “I don’t want to try to play pop psychologist, so I’m not gonna try to analyze what’s happening with him. I just want him to do whatever he needs to do to feel better and to feel like he’s ready to go again, because music needs him. The world needs him. I think he’s such an important talent. We need him at full strength."
Those closest to Kanye may be doing all they can to back him, but the public eye will always bring scrutiny. Kanye and Kim's photos are just the latest instance of that. The pictures can be viewed below.