An overwhelming majority of Earth’s residents may have heard the name North West and thought, “No, that’s not really working for me”, but apparently, Kim Kardashian’s mother is not among the aforementioned supermajority. Today, Kris Jenner was on The View to hype her upcoming talk show Kris, and while there, she made it very clear she’s fine with her granddaughter’s rather strange handle.
Here’s a portion of Jenner’s actual quote…
"I love the name North. I'm pro-North, absolutely. The way it was explained it to me, north means highest power, and North is their highest point together. I thought that was really sweet. You don't walk around calling somebody, 'Hi, North West!'"
Not long after North’s name was first publically revealed, we threw up a poll to gauge how people were feeling about the choice, and while we expected a pretty high percentage of snark, we had no idea just how much more exponentially more reviled it would be than other stupid celebrity baby names. Check out the results of these two polls below. The first was conducted after Holly Madison named her baby Rainbow and the second was conducted after Kardashian dropped the North bomb.
Both of those results might amount to scathing indictments, but one of them is still overtly worse in every single way. Twenty-nine percent of people actually gave Rainbow a C or better, as opposed to only ten percent of people for North. Let me put those numbers in context for a second because Americans are divided on pretty much everything. Ten percent is also the number of Americans who think they’ve personally witnessed a UFO. Walter Mondale was blown out by Ronald Reagan in one of the most lopsided President elections ever, and he still got more than four times that percentage in the popular vote.
Given that universal hatred, it’s pretty sweet and motherly that Jenner didn’t slam North West on The View today, but the fact that she actually defended it means one of two things. Either, she genuinely is among that tiny percentage who actually like the name, or she’s out and out lying through her teeth. On the one hand, Kris is a pretty strange lady, and it wouldn’t shock me if she was attracted to strange names. On the other hand, however, she’s a slave to the Kardashian brand and would defend it at any cost.
What do you think? Does Kris actually like the name North West? Let us know your thoughts by voting in the poll below…
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