UPDATED 2/9, 5:10 p.m. ET: Kim Kardashian took to social media to slam people who have questioned whether North actually painted the piece that she shared.
“Don’t play with me when it comes to my children!!!” Kim wrote on IG. “My daughter and her best friend have been taking a serious oil painting class where their talents and creativity are being encouraged and nurtured. North worked incredibly hard on her painting which took several weeks to complete. As a proud mom, I wanted to share her work with everyone. I’m seeing op-ed pieces in the media and social media from grown adults breaking down whether or not my child actually painted this! How dare you see children doing awesome things and then try to accuse them of NOT being awesome!?!?!”
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In an update to her Instagram Stories on Monday, Kardashian showed a signed painting from her daughter showing a snow-riddled mountain in the distance and other elements of nature in the foreground.
“My little artist North,” Kardashian said when sharing the photo of the painting.
While some were quick to question the painting, thereby mocking a 7-year-old child, a video has since surfaced in which TikTok user @camrynfred says her mother has been an art teacher for North and others, including herself.
“I actually can’t believe right now that I am being put in the position where I am probably one of the only people in the world who has evidence to prove that Kim is not lying, but here you go,” she said in the video, which also includes snapshots of a similar painting she did when being taught by her mother.
“She’s been an art teacher for 30 years and everyone that comes through her classes goes through this exact same painting when they’re starting out,” @camrynfred explained.
She also shared Kardashian’s Stories update on her IG, tagging her mother’s account:
Among the public’s reactions to Kardashian sharing North’s painting were a litany of Bob Ross comparisons, as well as pitches for someone to turn this all into a new reality series: