Kanye West recently interviewed his friend and interior designer Axel Vervoordt for The Hollywood Reporter.
During the conversation, West compared Kim Kardashian West to an infamous historical figure.
“With my wife, I see her as a representation, as a Marie Antoinette of our time.”
Fans are torn over whether a comparison to Marie Antoinette — who was the last queen of France, arrested and beheaded by her own people — should be a compliment.
Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West have a love story for the ages. The couple is known for their extravagant displays of love and affection, and West has proven himself to be quite the attentive, doting husband.
However, even self-proclaimed geniuses slip up sometimes — and that seems to be the case with West’s most recent declaration. In a conversation with his friend and interior designer Axel Vervoordt for The Hollywood Reporter, West compared his wife to a controversial historical figure.
“I see her as a representation, as a Marie Antoinette of our time,” West told Vervoordt.
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Antoinette was the last queen of France before the French Revolution. She is most famously associated with the phrase “Let them eat cake,” which she probably never said but was intended to demonstrate how out-of-touch and careless the aristocrats were during a time of great poverty and hunger.
Although West did not elaborate on the thought, he did go on to say that Kardashian West is “a master of light” (while he himself is “a master of time”). It’s unclear how the metaphors are connected, but it does seem clear that West meant the comparison to Antoinette to be a compliment.
Twitter users, however, felt otherwise. Many pointed out that Antoinette was despised by her people and eventually beheaded.
Yo, Imma need @kanyewest to provide some clarification around @KimKardashian being “the Marie Antoinette of our time”… pic.twitter.com/fBtLiFUzue
— Angela (@AngN_N) April 14, 2018
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Source:: Business Insider