You think you have problems? Kim Kardashian West nearly broke down just trying to get a photo of her family — taciturn husband and rap icon Kanye West, daughter North, son Saint and new baby girl Chicago. Oh, and Kardashian West herself.
Kardashian West posted the shot of the fivesome yesterday on Instagram and Facebook. She captioned it, “I don’t think you really understand how hard it is to take a good family pic. This was all we got before all three kids started crying. I think I cried too.”
Oh, Kimmy K. We understand just fine. You’re doing amazing, sweetie. So what if Kanye West looks like he might be approaching fisticuffs with the photographer? That’s just his way, the charmer. And so what if Chicago is asleep — and if Saint has his eye on something else, like, you know, paparazzi scaling the fence? You and Northie are on point, girl. Look at that cute little peace sign she’s flashing as she stomps on your foot. All in all, this is not the worst family photo we’ve seen. We promise you.
Of course, the haters smelled Kardashian West’s blood and mascara in the water and went in for the kill, harping on everything from the family’s lack of smiles to their “uncoordinated” outfits. One cap-happy follower commented on the photo on Kardashian West’s Facebook page, “This Is No Pic To Be Proud Of, You look Like A Homeless Family!!!”
Another commenter wrote, “They look like actors literally no hugging at all and only one smile…smh they look miserable.”
One quipped, “Looks like all 4 of your kids have a bad attitude today.” (OK, that’s kind of funny. We admit it.)
Now, now, trolls. Fortunately, some fans were quick to side with Kardashian West:
“I am with you. I have five kids and I still haven’t been able to get a picture of all of them looking at the camera. But this picture is cute! Love it!” said one.
Another ally wrote, “Lol this is the typical family pic. One kid is never looking at the camera, the baby is never awake, one kid is doing the fake smile, the sun is in your eyes, you’re over it because you’d taken like 6 other photos. Yeah we feel your pain!”
Kim, we feel your pain too. Nanny on the sideline or not, family photos rarely go the way you want them to. You did your best, and we are satisfied with the (very relatable) result.