It was just earlier this week that Kim Kardashian West gave us a new Twitter meme: users riffing on her tasteless tweets about “surprising [her] closest inner circle with a trip to a private island where [they] could pretend things were normal.”
Now the reality star has bestowed upon us a fresh set of memeable tweets that are just as wild as her first, though for a completely different reason.
“For my birthday, Kanye got me the most thoughtful gift of a lifetime,” Kardashian West wrote on Thursday, a shockingly normal sentence considering what follows. “A special surprise from heaven. A hologram of my dad.”
Yes, for Kardashian West’s 40th birthday bash, her husband Kanye West used her deceased father like a high-tech puppet.
“It is so lifelike!” continued Kardashian West. “We watched it over and over, filled with emotion.”
Kardashian West did not specify exactly what emotion she was filled with upon seeing Robert Kardashian reanimated, but I suspect it was not the same one that filled Twitter.
The tweet quickly became a meme, with Twitter enjoying many of their own “special surprises.” Whether they came from Heaven is debatable.
Many people made reference to Star Wars, a franchise that is no stranger to holograms, complicated paternal relationships, or bringing people back from the dead to perform for us.
Far be it from me to dictate how anyone deals with loss or remembers their loved ones. Grief makes people do strange things, and rich people are already stranger than most.
Even so, you have to admit that your husband animating your dead father to say “you married the most, most, most, most, most genius man in the whole world” is a bit weird.