This week, Kim Kardashian posted a photo of a live snake on Instagram. It wasn’t just any saying, though. The snakeskin was covered with the classic Louis Vuitton monogram and captioned “Little Louis.”
After much public outrage, People magazine confirmed that the image was photoshopped and the snake’s skin and not actually been altered but that doesn’t make it okay.
Celebrities like Kim Kardashian have an extraordinary influence. My posting this image weather out proper context, she sent a very dangerous message to her followers. It’s not hard to imagine an impressionable fan tattooing a snake with Louis Vuitton Monograms after seeing Kim’s photo.
Kim Kardashian should make a statement to her followers clarifying that the snake was not actually physically alter and to donate money to animal cruelty organization.