Some call it Halloween-appropriate creepy while others saw it as jaw-dropping amazing. Kanye West presented his wife, Kim Kardashian with a truly special birthday gift: a hologram birthday wish from Kim’s late father, Robert Kardashian, that stirred up social media.
America’s favorite couple (uh, most prominent or most recognizable or most followed?) began the celebration a few days earlier, keeping the masses entertained in a typically out-sized fashion by renting an island for Kim’s 40th birthday bash. Kardashian took to social media with her island party activities. The negative public reaction served to underscore Kim’s tone-deaf “sharing” during the COVID-19 struggles most Americans are battling.
Kanye’s gift, though, a joltingly realistic hologram, is a winner.
A guardian.com story says a production company named Kaleida claimed responsibility for the “holographic resurrection.” According to their website, the project was displayed in Tahiti, confirming the “secret” location of Kardashian-West’s 40th birthday party.
Robert Kardashian, who gained fame as part of O.J. Simpson’s defense team, died in 2003, and it’s unclear whether he would have chosen the words Kanye ascribed to himself, by way of the hologram.
The reimagined Robert Kardashian refers to Kanye as “the most, most, most, most, most genius man in the whole world.”
Dani Di Placido, writing in Forbes magazine, has the final words:
“After all, for those who lost a loved one too early, as Kardashian did, the urge to create a lasting memento is understandable, even if the result is a tad … unsettling.
“The birthday celebration of a billionaire really is the stuff of fiction; with every Twitter post, Kim Kardashian is making a spectacular case for a wealth tax.”
That’s one man’s opinion. Let’s not forget Kim is doing some very positive things, like garnering the release of prisoners serving unjust prison sentences, and her fame and fortune certainly helps on that front, so consider Di Placido a non-fan of the Kardashian/Jenner brand and we’ll leave it at that. If you have a billion, you have to spend it on something. Even holograms.